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Tuesday 18 August 2020

Wide Open School

Posted at 2:32 PM

Dear Common Sense community,

While we never thought we'd see a school year like this, we know that together, we can meet this moment. The pandemic has laid bare the learning loss, equity gaps, and other barriers to learning that millions of students are facing. But it has also highlighted the invaluable role that teachers and parents play in their kids' lives.

Our priority is to help families and teachers work together to keep kids engaged and learning. That's why we've updated all the free activities on Wide Open School and added a family and teacher center with all-new resources to make learning from home more effective.

Everything on Wide Open School is:
  • Carefully curated for quality by the editors at Common Sense.
  • Updated every day with easy-to-use Daily Plans and new resources as partner organizations raise their hands to help.
  • Free and open to all. In addition to free learning activities, you'll also find tools for English-language learners, support for learning and thinking differences, resources for getting set up with low-cost internet and devices, and more.
We hope to make planning for tomorrow a little easier—and to continue to be there for you and your schools through challenging times. If you or someone you know could use this kind of support, please send them to
Stay well, everyone.
Visit Wide Open School

In solidarity,
Jim Steyer
CEO and founder
Common Sense

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