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Back-to-School Resources

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) recently released a back-to-school checklist for parents and families. The purpose of the checklist is to help parents, caregivers and families understand how school leaders are supporting students as they recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the press release to learn more and review the checklist.

The USDE also recently released new guidance for elementary and secondary public schools to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid discriminatory use of student discipline. Learn more in the article “New Guidance Helps Schools Support Students with Disabilities and Avoid Disparities In the Use of Discipline.

The following are several back-to-school resources related to COVID-19

Education Week: As Students Head Back to School, COVID Protocols Wane

The White House: FACT SHEET: BACK TO SCHOOL 2022: Giving Every School the Tools to Prevent COVID-⁠19 Spread and Stay Safely Open All Year Long

Kaiser Family Foundation: Headed Back to School: A Look at the Ongoing Effects of COVID-19 on Children’s Health and Well-Being

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning