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12 Outdoor Summer Activities for Families
As the school year winds down, summer is quickly approaching – which means more free time for your kids. If you’re seeking creative ways to encourage your kids to unplug and enjoy some fresh air, we rounded up 12 outdoor summer activities that are sure to entertain! Get creative with sidewalk chalk. Sidewalk chalk will
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Post-Pandemic Success in Education: Helping Schools Catch Up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead
Schools across the nation have closed their doors in response to the recent spread of coronavirus and district administrators are facing unprecedented challenges that will require innovative solutions. Through this global crisis, ESS is committed to continuing as an active partner and resource for school districts as they deal with the effects of this pandemic.
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10 Resources for Music Teachers during COVID-19
Music is a creative outlet that many teachers use to help students express themselves and bolster self-esteem. During COVID-19, music educators face the difficult task of achieving these goals from a distance. To help, we compiled ten incredible resources for music teachers that are sure to keep students musically inspired and engaged through remote learning.
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6 Ways to Celebrate Graduating Seniors during COVID-19
A pervading sense of disappointment surrounds the class of 2020 as milestone events are canceled due to COVID-19. High school seniors are missing out on graduation, prom, senior trips, sporting events, plays, concerts, and more. This is not the ideal way to say goodbye to such a formative chapter of life. As a result, many
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Virtual Graduation Ceremony during COVID-19
8 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Graduation Ceremony during COVID-19
The world is mourning for the class of 2020 as they miss out on their last precious moments of high school. Though limited by social distancing mandates, school districts refuse to give up on finding ways to honor their seniors this year. Hosting a virtual graduation ceremony is one way to let your seniors know
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4 Ideas for Hosting High School Graduation during COVID-19
After 13 years of hard work and perseverance, high school graduation is an important rite of passage. Students eagerly await their chance to walk across the stage to accept their diploma amidst a sea of peers, family members, and beloved school staff. Unfortunately, when graduation falls during a global pandemic, the traditional crowded ceremony is
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Earth Day Activities For Kids During COVID-19
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! In 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea to organize a national “teach-in” to educate and inspire others to protect the environment. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations may look a bit different this year. Nonetheless, there are many ways you and your kids can
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Virtual Classroom: An Online Education Option during COVID-19
While schools are closed due to COVID-19, districts are working tirelessly to ensure that student achievement continues. Furthermore, educators are rising to the challenge of distance education with the assistance of online education resources. These tools can be quite useful, but with little time to prepare for this major shift in instruction, teachers can easily
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2020 ESS Art Contest Finalists
We couldn’t be more excited about the incredible response to our 2020 ESS Art Contest, themed “What would it be like if animals could be teachers, principals, or school staff?” We received more than 850 submissions from K-12 students throughout the country! Seven ESS judges scored each piece in the categories of artistic and technical
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20 Rainy Day Activities for Families During COVID-19
Getting outside to enjoy some fresh air can be a saving grace while stuck at home during COVID-19 social distancing. While springtime brings extended daylight and warmer weather, it’s also known for gray and rainy days. To combat feelings of restlessness, here are 20 rainy day activities that are sure to keep your kids entertained
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