Eddy’s News

Little Celebrations with a Big Impact

As COVID-19 pushes educators into new territory, we are seeing innovative, creative, and resourceful ways to ensure students are getting the learning they need. The dedication and hard work of today’s educators show how they are true heroes in our communities!

Check out our News Ticker of how communities are coming together to meet challenges posed by COVID-19. Have a spotlight story or resource you’d like to share? We want to hear from you!

May 4: Quitman ISD has taken an innovative approach to keeping students engaged: PK-12 students are completing life skills challenges to help them learn valuable skills like how to change a tire, cook a meal, and call a friend in need.

April 22: The student-run IT help desks at Miami-Dade's Hammocks Middle School may have started out as an elective, but today they serve as a critical component of remote support during school closures.

April 20: Many schools aren't letting COVID-19 dampen their school spirit! Some are embracing the virtual environment by hosting online pep rallies and spirit-building challenges.

April 6: To bridge the technology gap, Austin ISD equipped some school buses with WiFi capabilities up to 200 feet. These buses will be driven to areas identified as having the highest need for online access.

April 2: Conroe ISD's robotics team didn't let a cancelled season of competitions get them down. They shifted their focus on how they can help fight the pandemic and are now working to create protective gear for health care workers on the front lines.

March 31: Michael Bruening, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, felt the angst of having to move to an online learning environment. So he decided to put his feelings to song. Check out this rendition of "I Will Survive" that rings true for many of our educators today!

March 29: Erik Naglee, a high school principal from North Carolina, goes above and beyond for his students. He decided to visit each member of the Class of 2020 at their homes to remind them how special this year is.

March 26: Round Rock ISD donated 6,500 facemasks and 6,000 pairs of gloves to help Williamson County and medical providers. The donation was made at the Georgetown Emergency Operations Center.

March 25: Teachers from a north Dallas elementary school decided to throw a neighborhood car parade to bring a little excitement and encouragement to their students stuck at home. As they drove through the streets honking and waving, children and parents cheered with homemade signs and pompoms. And of course, everyone was able to maintain a safe social distance!

March 24: Palestine Herald Press allowed the school district to repurpose newspaper racks so students could pick up their at-home learning packets in a safe manner. Campuses across the district have news racks with weekly packets for each grade level.