This post is part of an ongoing series sharing the positive stories that have come out of the challenges our schools are facing. To see all of the posts in this series, click here.
In a short amount of time, COVID-19 has changed the way we live. The term social distancing is a new norm—and families around the world are forced to adapt to new routines. While the lives of many have changed significantly, one thing that has remained consistent is the drive of school leaders and teachers to continue serving their students the best way they can. Despite the problems many Americans are facing, there are many examples that show how educators are going the extra mile.
Charter School Students Knit Blankets for Children in Need
Students at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento are working to provide comfort to children in need during the pandemic. The eighth graders are knitting children’s blankets to donate to Sacramento Blankets for Sacramento Kids. While this class tradition of knitting blankets has been going on for at least eight years—at a time where fear is rising—these blankets made from love could not come at a better time.
Drive Up—Grab a Chromebook!
Teachers and staff at Lotus School for Excellence in Aurora, Colorado transformed the parking lot into a laptop distribution center. They handed out 258 laptops to students who did not have access to computers at home. When parents and students drove up to pick up the devices, they were greeted with encouraging signs held by staff members.
If you have an uplifting story to share about educators going the extra mile, please send it to me at email@example.com.
Brittnee Exum is the manager of communications and marketing at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.