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Lessons from the Field: Returning to School - Strategies for Reengaging PreK-12 Students


The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, and other places of educational instruction describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Returning to School: Strategies for Reengaging PreK-12 Students.

Please join us as we explore information from the U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on strategies for reconnecting with PreK—12 students returning to school this Fall. Following brief presentation by the federal agencies, field-based practitioners will share strategies they have found effective to reengage students, including special populations, through outreach and sustained connections.

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  • Christian Rhodes: Moderator, Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Elizabeth Haller: Division of Adolescent and School Heath, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jenny Scala: Co-Director, Student Engagement and Attendance Center
  • Leah Keuscher: Principal, Washoe County Public Schools, NV
  • Sarah Frazelle: Director, Early Warning Indicator Systems & Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Puget Sound Education Service District, WA

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