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The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country. The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.
Center for Community College Research: Emerging Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Community Colleges
April 7, 2020 – Older YouthCommunity colleges across the country are rapidly adapting to new circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and though campuses and state systems must make individual policy decisions, they face some common challenges. The Maine Community College System has encouraged continued education by providing short-term, free online health care training programs to recently laid-off residents. #COVID-19 #education
NPR: K-12 Schools Try To Salvage The Term By Teaching Remotely
Using School Buses as Wifi Hotspots for StudentsNine school buses parked in selected locations have been equipped with mobile hotspot devices. #COVID-19 #education
Brookings: A broad strategy for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic
School Nutrition Heroes: On the Front Lines of COVID-19concerns about sustaining expensive delivery models are beginning to surface. #covid-19 #education #foodsecurity
Child Trends: School-based health centers can deliver care to vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic
CLASP: Policymaking Principles for Supporting Child Care and Early Education Through the Coronavirus Crisis.
Where South Bend students can find buses with free access to Wi-FiRochester, New Hampshire), and the distribution of laptops for students (as in California), which were funded by private donors and foundations. Industry responses include the placement of hotspots in communities for public use, as Comcast and Atlantic Broadband have done. #covid-19 #education
MBA Class of 2020 Faces Tough Summer or Worse as Recession Looms
March 18, 2020 – Older YouthA slate of news has focused on the pandemic’s effects on graduating students at all levels. The Center for American Progress has published a piece on how states can support equitable pathways graduating high school seniors, including addressing equity for marginalized students, clarifying graduation expectations, and providing guidance on transitioning to career education, military, or college pathways. The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights challenges for low income students in career education programs, whose completion of clinical hours or licensing exams were disrupted just before they expected to land good jobs. Some experts advise students to use this time to continue in school, or to otherwise bolster credentials before entering the workforce. #covid-19 #education
Policies, Practices, and Resources for Child Care and Early Education Providers Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
March 12, 2020 – Young ChildrenFor child care and early education providers, the federal government and many states already have plans developed in the aftermath of natural disasters in the past decade that outline best practices. #covid-19 #childcare #education