How to Communicate With Parents During COVID-19: Less Jargon, More Grace

It’s easy for principals and school leaders to feel discouraged when trying to communicate with parents during any school year, but communicating with parents during the COVID-19 pandemic is especially challenging. When students must learn remotely part-time or full-time, we depend on parents to help keep them on track with the curriculum. Here are some tips for communicating with parents during this pandemic: 1. Let parents know exactly what to expect. The state of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve,…

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4 Reasons Schools Need Extra Funding During COVID-19

How can school leaders advocate for more funding during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve rounded up the research about some of the biggest reasons that schools need extra funding right now: 1. Students need consistent access to devices and the internet. According to the Economic Policy Institute, “[r]esearch regarding online learning and teaching shows that they are effective only if students have consistent access to the internet and computers." With many schools offering online-only instruction or hybrid learning, students without regular…

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