launches new school closure learning guide

Grade-based resources and guidance help parents as their child starts learning at home during the coronavirus crisis.

OAKLAND, CA (March 20, 2020) — announces a new, free resource for parents as they support their families through school closures, home learning, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The school closure learning guide gives parents and caregivers practical advice, information, and easy-to-use tools to help prepare their child for learning at home.

The learning guide provides grade-based toolkits in English and Spanish and includes standards-aligned worksheets, vocabulary lists, book lists, and other research-based academic and social-emotional tips and guidance. The guide also includes parenting cue cards for on-the-spot help with what to do/say (and not to do/say) when faced with a tough parenting moment.

“First and foremost, parents are concerned about their family’s basic needs—how they will keep everyone safe, fed, and healthy,” says GreatSchools’ CEO, Jon Deane. “At the same time, schools are closing across America and parents and caregivers are faced with the unique challenge of ensuring children keep learning. At GreatSchools, we hope to complement local efforts with parenting guidance and grade-based resources to help families during this time.” GreatSchools will update the school closure learning guide regularly to provide fresh and relevant information for parents and families.

GreatSchools is also curating resources from other trusted organizations to include in the school closure learning guide, and in a special “It Takes A Village” feature in the GreatSchools weekly newsletter for parents.

Families can find’s learning guide in English and Spanish. They can also sign up for weekly newsletters in English and Spanish, which offer parents and caregivers articles and tips to help during these trying times.’s experts and partners are also available for media interviews.

About is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents with essential information to improve educational opportunities for their child. Using GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school quality information, parents can find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. Thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools offer parents easy-to-use resources to support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders and policymakers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.


GreatSchools is the leading nonprofit providing high-quality information that supports parents pursuing a great education for their child, schools striving for excellence, and communities working to diminish inequities in education. We are the only national organization that collects and analyzes data from all 51 state departments of education and the federal government to provide analysis, insights, and school quality ratings for parents, partners, researchers, and policymakers. Over 49 million users visit GreatSchools’ award-winning website annually to learn about schools in their area, explore research insights, and access thousands of free, evidence-based parenting resources to support their child’s learning and well-being.

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