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.
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.
Published July 7, 2020
In this update, students learn about the continued spread of coronavirus and closures in the hardest‑hit states.
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.