Student Voice has convened a coalition of over a dozen youth-led education organizations to craft student principles to ensure education equity is prioritized as schools reopen in the fall amidst COVID-19. The Education Justice Collective has authored ten guiding principles for reopening, called the Move School Forward campaign. To sign on to the campaign and view the full principles, case studies, accompanying research and calls to action for young people, visit the Move School Forward website.
- As the pandemic spurs rapid change, our network of student advocates is responding to the issues most pertinent to young people. Move School Forward is the latest in our series of rapid response advocacy campaigns and details student crafted principles for justice in our schools.
- Since our #TestOptionalNow campaign launched in March, nearly 200 universities have gone test-optional and the College Board issued guidance to academic institutions requesting testing flexibility. We’re continuing to call on students to support a more equitable college admissions system by signing our petition and using our letter writing guide to encourage a university near you to go test optional.
- In partnership with the Future Coalition’s daily Social Community Series, we are providing weekly webinars and community building sessions for young people nationwide. See our full schedule below.
- We are partnering with networks, organizations and local advocates to host intergenerational dialogues about the future of schools. Email us if you’re interested in collaborating to host one in your community.
- Comcast Wi-Fi: Comcast is providing free Xfinity hotspots to all who need them.
- Charter Wi-Fi: Charter is offering two months of free wifi for households with K-12 and college students.
- U-Haul: U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage for impacted college students.
- Enterprise: Enterprise is lowering age minimums and waiving young driver fees through May 2020.
- Real-Time Curriculum Project: The Real-Time Curriculum Project is providing free daily curricular resources based around current events.
- Facing History: Facing History is hosting webinars for educators on learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- NYT Learning: Along with free coverage, the New York Times Learning Network has curated resources to teach about coronavirus.
- Adjusted Syllabus: Use this text (created by Brandon Bayne of UNC Chapel Hill) in your updated semester syllabus to provide comfort and community to your students in a time of uncertainty.