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A perfect collection for parents seeking activities at home and teachers who wish to contribute to community school efforts. Lessons range from Summer Reading suggestions to learning to cope with traumatic events.

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The circumstances surrounding the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in Minnesota have, again, generated much debate and discussions about race, justice and the legal system. 

AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Secretary-...

All educators want to motivate their students to keep working hard—even when they’re not in school! We know how important it is that students continue to study, but it might be difficult to keep them engaged in learning when they aren’t in the classroom. The free resources in this collection...

The devastation and loss of life from events such as hurricanes or a tornado can be emotionally damaging to children. These resources will help you and your students understand and cope with natural disasters. ...

Schools are the most important places in a community for an educator or student to receive support when a crisis occurs. Schools provide a familiar environment where the many needs of grieving students and faculty can be met in one place. Administrators and educators need to be prepared to deal...

Educators will be familiar with “summer slide”—when students don’t continue to read over the summer and, as a result, forget the reading skills learned in the classroom.

By creating summer reading assignments, teachers can reinforce skills and strategies that students have developed...

64 lessons and resources

Enhance student success by forming strong parent partnerships from day one

18 lessons and resources