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Government officials are taking swift public health actions to slow the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of March, statewide school closures affected 55.1 million K-12 public school students across our country.[1] Over 20 million of these students live within the seventeen states covered by the Southern Education Foundation, and a majority of these students live in poverty.[2] While school closures affect all students, students from underserved communities feel this impact even greater.

COVID-19 Update

As we all face this time of unprecedented challenges, your Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty staff is working remotely to continue and expand our efforts to support your needs.

While our delivery methods and activities will shift during this time, we are working every day to develop and curate resources that will help you now and when we resume face-to-face activities.

We ask that you read our message linked below and help us with a Professional Study and Supports Needs Assessment survey.