Mar 31, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021

Lessons from the Field: Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction

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Attention: State and District Leaders, Faculty, Staff, Educators, Parents and Education Stakeholders 
On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000 directing the U.S. Department of Education to create the Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will be a place to highlight lessons from the field in support of students, teachers, faculty, and staff, as schools and campuses continue to reopen following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clearinghouse will include a collection of lessons learned and best practices submitted by teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, and States describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic that the submitters believe to have worked well in their contexts. 
As part of The Clearinghouse, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new webinar series entitled “Lessons from the Field” which will run bi-weekly through June and will discuss the following topics across early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education: 

  • Safe and Healthy Environments 
  • Providing Supports to Students 
  • Teacher, Faculty, and Staff Well-Being, Professional Development, and Supports