Connect your child to the world through current events

Articles and activities in News‑2‑You can help your child feel connected to world events while also supporting their literacy skills. This collection of stories on COVID‑19, social distancing, and remote learning, available in both text‑only and symbol-supported formats, will help them understand the origins of the virus and how the world is responding. Use the questions to engage your child in the content.

School Year Decisions

Published August 2020

As students prepare to return to school either remotely or in person, this article helps them understand the safety concerns their school leaders have had to consider—and why they might be learning online for part of the year.

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Wearing Masks in Businesses

Published July 20, 2020

To help students understand the importance of mask wearing in preventing the spread of germs, this article highlights the many places that require masks.

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Coronavirus Update

Published July 7, 2020

In this update, students learn about the continued spread of coronavirus and closures in the hardest‑hit states.

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Coronavirus Closings

Coronavirus Closings

Published March 12, 2020

This article explains the global impact of coronavirus, the cancellation of big events, the need for business and school closures, and the concept of remote learning.

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