The Weekly Connect 5/26/20

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Parents are worried about their children losing social connections during COVID-19 school closures.

Because of COVID-19’s impact on its budget, California is slashing its preschool funding.

The rigor of remote learning varies by state.

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The Weekly Connect 5/18/20

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Pediatricians worry that pandemic recovery planning is overlooking children’s needs.

Without more federal funds, half of all child care centers could close permanently.

In the shadow of COVID-19, more students could suffer from housing insecurity and homelessness.

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The Weekly Connect 5/11/20

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Deportations can hurt the achievement of Latinx students.

Schools struggle with reopening even when governors say it’s okay.

School counselors suggest ways to help students — and adults — through the trauma caused by COVID-19.

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The Weekly Connect 5/4/20

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COVID-19-related school closures could lead to lower student achievement.

Massachusetts is the first state to pilot new ways to assess student achievement.

With schools closed, some districts struggle to provide students with free or low-cost meals.

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The Weekly Connect 4/27/20

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Closed schools are creating trauma for students.

Coronavirus threatens states’ kindergarten progress.

Chicago is working hard to help homeless students during the coronavirus crisis.

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The Weekly Connect 4/21/20

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Teens are worried about coronavirus, especially teens of color.

U.S. Department of Education releases coronavirus aid to K-12 schools.

School counseling and social-emotional learning go online.

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The Weekly Connect 4/13/20

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In the face of coronavirus, teachers feel anxious and overwhelmed.

Coronavirus aid might not prevent school funding cuts.

Some school districts are feeding more people than food banks.

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The Weekly Connect 4/6/20

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Teaching social-emotional skills when students are not in school.

Vermont says it will cover tuition for preschools to help them stay economically viable.

In the face of COVID-19, school counselors try to keep students connected to mental health services.

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