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For Many Schools, It’s Back to Distance Learning. Let’s Make It Better.

For Many Schools, It’s Back to Distance Learning. Let’s Make It Better.

Schools have been under enormous pressure this summer to reopen as soon as possible—from families, from data showing the learning students lost this spring, even from the White House. And system leaders have been working tirelessly to solve the dizzying array of logistical challenges to open school buildings safely.

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KDE seeking family input on what supports they need due to COVID-19 crisis

(FRANKFORT, KY) – In preparation for the reopening of school for the 2020-2021 school year, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) would like to better understand families’ and caregivers’ experiences with distance learning last school year due to COVID-19.

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Virtual Parent Café and At Home Learning Weekly Resource

Please join the Virtual Parent Café brought to you by Kentucky Collaborative for Families and Schools
(it’s a lot of fun and great way to connect to other families)

Fridays March 20 - May 8 @ 1:00pm


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KET provides free learning-at-home toolkit for families and educators

In response to the urgent need for at-home learning resources while Kentucky schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, KET has created an online toolkit for families and educators at KET.org/learnathome. The toolkit provides families free high-quality educational resources for children of all ages. 

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Discuss building student interest

Discuss building student interest

Councils were created to help schools find the best ways to prepare students to meet academic standards and be ready for success in college and careers. Encouraging students to be involved citizens and know how to propose solutions to problems develops important skills. In preparing students to become engaged leaders, councils should consider:

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Deepen parents’ knowledge, help

Deepen parents’ knowledge, help

Getting your fellow parents involved in true partnerships and activities focused on improvement goals is demonstrated in council meetings, work with council colleagues, and interaction with others at school. Here are some ideas for parents to help your school strengthen the way parent involvement complements student learning:

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