Press Release Source: Newsarama.com
Nineteen states have officially shut down all public schools due to coronavirus concerns. Educators are fighting massive odds to transition their classrooms to remote learning environments, and with the CDC suggesting closures of 8 weeks or more to be effective, students are at risk of being seperated from crucial literacy resources like libraries and computer labs for the foreseeable future. With two-thirds of students in the US not reading on grade level, prolonged separation from reading materials will increase the difficulties for students who struggle with reading. Especially in low income communities where schools are the only place students have access to books.
As teachers around the country scramble for remote teaching resources, Weird Enough Productions, a national nonprofit using comics for social good, is making over 400 pages of comics, lesson plans, and activities free on their website.