The COVID-19 pandemic is touching every aspect of our lives, changing how we live, work, learn, and engage with our community. Stand Together is doing all we can to make a difference right now by partnering with incredible individuals and organizations to empower parents, teachers, and students to thrive outside the walls of a classroom.
- Partnership with the National Summer School Initiative to keep students engaged in summer learning — With more than 55 million students forced to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many children are facing serious learning losses this year from a lack of educational access. To help minimize those losses, Stand Together Trust has announced a $1 million investment in a new partnership with the National Summer School Initiative (NSSI).
- Free textbooks and online higher ed learning resources during the COVID-19 pandemic — OpenStax has already helped 9 million students afford a college education by offering free textbooks online. Now, to help with challenges from the corononavirus epidemic, it is curating resources and making more materials free to guide teachers and students through the transition from classroom to online. Published 3/20/20
- New resource for education without a classroom — yes. every kid. has launched a new website and a new social community on Facebook #LearnEverywhere, to help families exchange ideas and suggestions for education without a classroom. The site offers lesson plans, virtual experiences, videos, and other resources for parents and educators. Published 3/19/20