ED COVID-19 Handbook. Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs.
United States. Department of Education. Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development.
Federal Publication/Policy Technical Report
iii, 49 p.
Published: April 2021
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
This federally funded report is part of a series designed to assist elementary and secondary schools in safely reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volume 2 is intended to offer initial strategies for providing equitable and adequate educational opportunities that address the impact of COVID-19 on students, educators, and staff, focusing on evidence-based strategies. The strategies include: meeting students’ social, emotional, mental and physical health, and academic needs; addressing the impact of COVID-19 on students’ opportunity to learn; and supporting educator and staff well-being and stability. Information is provided on underlying research, implementation recommendations, and considerations—with a focus on underserved students--, and examples of practice. Part 1 focuses on creating safe and healthy learning environments by meeting basic needs, meeting the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students, and providing all students with access to a safe and inclusive learning environment. Part 2 addresses lost instructional time and includes recommendations for accelerating learning through instructional approaches, tutoring, and expanded learning time, supporting equitable access and effective use of technology, using data about students’ opportunity to learn to help target resources and support, and addressing resource inequities. The final part highlights ways to support educator and staff stability and well-being. 74 references.
COVID-19; DISASTER PLANNING; DISASTER RESPONSE; SCHOOLS; CHILD SAFETY; ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT; COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; CHILD HEALTH; PREVENTION PROGRAMS; PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES; SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS; LOW INCOME FAMILIES