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Welcome Back to School, ESS Employees!
With Labor Day in our rearview mirror, the majority of our partnering school districts are officially open for the 2020-2021 school year. It’s no secret that this year will be unlike any other, but it’s important to stay positive and embrace the changes as they come. After all, students need us now more than ever
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A New Generation of Educators: How Post-Pandemic Teaching Could Become a Young Person’s Game
The graduating classes of 2020 have been dealt a difficult hand. On top of everything that has transpired in the latter half of their final year of school, they are entering the American workforce at a time when unemployment rates have reached record highs. With the private sector taking the brunt of the impact when
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The Remote Learning Curve: Preparing Students and Teachers for a New Style of Education
Until the COVID-19 curve has been flattened in America, the new reality for school districts likely includes a mix of in-person and remote learning. For most districts, the final months of the 2019/2020 school year saw a sudden pivot to distance learning. Educators and students alike had no choice but to engage with technology they
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Our Monthly Raffle Program is Back!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in September, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. Daily, long-term, building-based, and virtual substitutes are all eligible, as well as permanent placements! To welcome you back to school, we’re giving away $50 American Express Gift Cards to 20 lucky ESS employees this month! For a
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ESS Partners with Lower Merion School District, PA
ESS is excited to announce our newest partner in the state of Pennsylvania, the Lower Merion School District! Our team is committed to recruiting, screening, training, hiring, and managing top-notch substitute teachers and paraprofessionals for the District. We will provide both part- and full-time personnel for their daily substitute program. “ESS is honored to have
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Back on Track: Safely Reopening Schools for Returning Students
School districts across the nation are in the process of deciding exactly when it will be safe enough to reopen their buildings for in-person instruction. A number have committed to continuing with remote learning for the time being, while others will be reopening in stages, enacting measures like staggered schedules in order to keep students
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Summer Reading Suggestions for Middle and High School Students
Summer is an excellent time to stimulate your brain and improve critical thinking skills, especially for teenagers. With all the video games and Netflix binge-watching, you may find it challenging to get your kids interested in reading recreationally. Not to worry – we gathered a list of fascinating reading suggestions for middle and high school
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School Safety Tips During COVID-19
While we’re all eager to get back into the classroom, there’s also a lot of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year. District administrators and state officials are working on plans to reopen schools in the safest and most effective manner for students and staff. The majority of these plans are not yet finalized, however, we
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Summer Reading Suggestions for Elementary Students
Summer reading is essential for ­­­kids to retain, practice, and improve upon the reading skills they developed during the school year. Studies show that reading ability declines when students don’t read or read infrequently throughout the summer. To boost your kids’ confidence and instill a lifelong love for the magic of reading, we’ve compiled a
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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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