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Among challenges pandemic presents, opportunity also rises (access required)

FILE - In this June 18, 2020, file photo a discarded face mask and cigarette butt litter the sidewalk outside the Eastern Market in Washington. On Friday, June 26, Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should look to their state and local leadership for modeling their behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. The comments only days after President Donald Trump held two campaign events that drew hundreds of participants but few wearing masks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

There are a lot of unknowns right now as the state of our country changes on a daily basis, but that unknown presents an opportunity. We need to take advantage of policy momentum right now in Congress and Phoenix, where elected officials are working toward transformative paths and mechanisms to embrace new modes of learning as a result of the pandemic. We might not ever get another chance like this to significantly affect our education system.

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Empowerment scholarships alternative in ‘covirtual’ reality

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With students facing the reality of what the new normal may look like in their next classroom setting, ESA can offer educational security for those who qualify. Since 2011, ESA has made exceptional growth with more than 7,500 students and counting. For parents who want to ensure their children can receive the kind of individualized education and care that they need for the years to come, ESA is an opportunity that can be worth looking into.

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Students, teachers, families have shown flexibility, resilience

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I’m not sure what the future holds for our students and our education system. But, I do know that we must remain passionately committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed. And, we must recognize and support our educators as they try to meet the varying needs of students and create equitable opportunities for all.

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