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Jan 19, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) has been meeting with representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to identify priorities for our second year of Technical Assistance (TA) and capacity building. Kentucky, like other states, has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It had to close and reopen schools, and then close again. Kentucky quickly implemented its robust plan for Nontraditional Instruction (NTI) to…
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Life raft being handed to a person drowning in work
Nov 17, 2020
As we move into the early winter, sharp raises in the number of COVID-19 cases are creating additional disruptions in districts and schools’ plans. For example, the West Virginia Governor recently announced an executive order moving students to remote learning for a week following Thanksgiving. And, in hotspots across the country, including New York, Boston and Central Indiana, there are similar stories of schools cancelling in–person…
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Teacher and students in the classroom with masks
Oct 30, 2020
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (CC) Advisory Board held its September 2020 meeting virtually to safely and conveniently include Edward James, the U.S. Department of Education’s Region 5 CC program officer, local school district superintendents, regional education service agency leaders, state agency leaders, education researchers, and nonprofit partners. The group readily offered insights on the challenges facing schools and states during the…
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empty elementary school classroom
Oct 30, 2020
Several West Virginia schools have had to close due to shortages(link is external)(link is external) in teachers and substitutes stemming from coronavirus outbreaks. Across the region and nation there are similar stories regarding teacher shortages (see, for example, Tennessee(link is external)(link is external),  Wisconsin(link is external)(link is external), Houston(link is external)(link is external), and Connecticut(link is external)(link is…

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