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Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™

Pre K   Middle School   High School      Curriculum & Enrichment

The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts and History and Geography. Materials for Science, Music, and Visual Arts are in development.  

Teach Writing With The New York Times: A Free School-Year Curriculum in 7 Units

High School

Middle School   High School      Literacy Curriculum

A flexible program for middle and high schools based on the real-world writing found in newspapers, from editorials and reviews to personal narratives and analysis essays.


High School

Pre K   Middle School   High School      Literacy Apps, Literacy Curriculum

CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

At-home Coaching Plan

High School

Pre K      Family Support Services

Families, looking for a coaching plan for the next two weeks? Scroll through for week 1 and week 2 or download the guide below.

Play at Home

Pre K

Pre K   Middle School   High School      Curriculum & Enrichment, Physical Activity Curriculum

Kids need play to stay active and engaged with one another, and to support families and teachers. Playworks want to share their expertise to help keep kids engaged in play during this time. Download the latest Playworks Play at Home Playbook! Playworks will also be broadcasting #PlayAtHome Recess live on Facebook at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday. Tune in for stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

High School

Higher Education      Family Support Services

News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Higher Education

Pre K   Middle School      Curriculum & Enrichment, Digital Learning, Digital Storytelling Apps

Kids, this comic is for you. It’s based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.


Middle School

Pre K   Pre K      Digital Learning, Digital Storytelling Apps, Health Care Resources for Youth

Mindheart has created this short book to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

Code At Home

Pre K

Pre K   Middle School   High School      Digital Learning & Apps

Girls Who Code know that parents, educators, and girls are looking for support and connection during these challenging times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to school closures and significant disruption to daily life, Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.

NYC Department of Education: Learn at Home

High School

Pre K   Middle School   High School      Curriculum & Enrichment, Digital Learning & Apps

Thank you for being such a wonderful partner in your child’s education. Your child’s teacher will guide you through the transition to remote learning so that your child will quickly adapt, and thrive in this new learning environment. This page takes you to three important and related areas for parents: Information, Activities, and Technical Tools and Support.