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August 26, 2020

Cooke College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards up to $40,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study to complete their bachelor’s degree through their College Scholarship Program. The application is available exclusively via the Common App’s online platform, which provides a familiar and streamlined experience for students. Learn more about the application process and view a sample application at the For Educators page on the Foundation's website. The application closes on October 30, 2020.

August 26, 2020

XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge

The XPRIZE organization has announced a $1 million challenge aimed at engaging young people in the design of surgical-grade face masks for consumers. The Next-Gen Mask Challenge invites innovators between the ages of 15-24 to reimagine mask design in ways that address barriers to their widespread adoption. Register to create or join a team. Registration closes September 15, 2020.

August 26, 2020

Student Privacy & Special Education: An Educator’s Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to rapidly transition to distance learning, often relying on technology to provide classes virtually. This shift has raised questions about how to protect student data privacy, particularly for students in special education. Student Privacy and Special Education: An Educator’s Guide During and After COVID-19, a new guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Future of Privacy Forum, addresses educators concerns and summarizes key privacy laws.

August 26, 2020

Summer Learning: A Bridge to Student Success and America’s Recovery, a COVID-19 PLAYBOOK

The National Summer Learning Association has published a playbook to provide a long-term, comprehensive, and sustainable framework for planning, collaborating, and executing evidence-based practices and partnerships for high-quality summer and out-of-school time (OST) experiences. Preview the report and subscribe to their newsletter for full access to this resource.

August 26, 2020

SEL+OST=Perfect Together: A Conference Report

In October 2019, The Wallace Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance hosted a day-long event in Chicago to address the challenges of teaching social and emotional skills to young people in out-of-school time programs. Download the report about the learnings from that conference.