Going virtual offered the opportunity. We seized it! GLR WEEK 2020 has been transformed into series of events and activities featuring the work, priorities and progress of two dozen states and communities in the GLR Network. Dr. Carey Wright, the nationally recognized educator and Mississippi State Superintendent will headline the GLR Learning Tuesday webinar Maintaining Momentum in Mississippi. Please join us!!
Please register here
for this event and all other GLR Week events - many of which are being planned and led by state leads - and refer to the GLR Week landing page
- where additional virtual event information will be posted soon.
And please share this information with your colleagues and members at NREA. GLR greatly appreciates your partnership and we hope that the learning opportunities next week will advance progress towards our common goals for early school success. I would be happy to answer any questions.
|Rural Educator Weekly Spotlight:|
- Provide a greater understanding of the strengths and needs of rural education.
- Provide rural educators with resources that support their work.
TYPES OF ARTICLES
- Research Articles—Reports of empirical research that address problems of practice in rural education
- Promising Practice Articles—In-depth descriptions of educational practices that have shown promise to support teaching and learning in rural education
- Reviews of Research
- Synthesize and summarize existing research related to specific topics within one of the 10 research priorities in the NREA Research Agenda
- Summarize, synthesize, and identify gaps in the research as they relate to rural education contexts
- Policy Briefs—updates on national and state policy of importance to rural educators written by the editors and/or invited guest columnists
Right now, uncertainty is the only certainty for the U.S. education system.
Given this, schools must plan for uncertainty. Only 9 percent of school leaders say they plan to start the year with remote learning, according to an Education Week survey
, and more than one-quarter haven’t started planning at all.
But the pandemic, not school leaders, will dictate what is possible and safe for in-person education. And while logistics will be complicated, we know, more or less, what schooling in a building can look like.
That’s why the surest path forward is for school leaders to prioritize improving virtual learning as the default, not the fallback, and align teaching and learning for the year to an online approach.
|RECAP – White House Summit on Safely Reopening America's Schools|
Watch the Summit
- Full Summit (Here)
- Remarks from Second Lady Pence (Here)
- Remarks from White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (Here)
- Panel Discussion – ABCs of Reopening Schools Safely (Here)
- Panel Discussion – Implementing Safe School Reopenings (Here)
- RoundTable with the President, First Lady, Vice President, & Second Lady (Here)
Students and school districts had to adjust dramatically this spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The transition from face-to-face education to remote learning was challenging enough given how quickly it had to be enacted, but, for many districts in rural areas, the transition was made nearly impossible by a lack of broadband connectivity in students’ homes.
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The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) values Tribal Leader and stakeholder input into the draft School Reopening Plan (Plan) to safely reopen school sites for the 2020-2021 school year (SY). As such, BIE plans to conduct an additional formal consultation session to inform the development of the Plan, specifically in regards to Off Reservation Boarding Schools (ORBS) due to their unique role in the BIE system.
Just Ask Us is a grassroots movement designed to discover and share what over a million students and families want from their schools in a time of social and economic crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all institutions, systems, and relationships fundamental to our society. The massive move to remote learning this Spring has highlighted the resilience of many students, families, teachers, and schools as well as exposed enduring inequities and vulnerabilities. Moving forward, school systems will be further stressed by budget cuts related to the economic downturn; and, many students will face significant challenges to “catching up” and they will need social and emotional support related to months of isolation, family economic hardship, and health distress. At the same time, America is experiencing a cross-cultural movement calling for racial, economic, social, and educational justice. Schools have no choice but to adapt to these forces. The challenge is how to ensure the voices of students and families are recognized as schools navigate to a new normal.
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