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May 5, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war:

Not a long read, but one I recommend as it demonstrates how important learning is no matter the circumstances. Distance learning is challenging anywhere/anytime, but imagine when the air raid sirens are sounding.

Here is a link to the full article and an excerpt:

“...Since Feb. 24, more than half the country's children have been pushed from their homes. At least two million are refugees outside the country, a number that grows daily. It's one of the biggest, and fastest, disruptions of children's lives since World War II.

Safety, housing, food, and medical care are the top priorities, but a surprising number of families are also keeping up with school. When the war started, Ukraine's Ministry of Education declared a two-week school holiday. But since then, teaching has resumed remotely. The Ministry says nearly three million, a majority of the country's school-aged children, have shown up for online learning, at least a bit. The country is even broadcasting video lessons on television. It may seem surprising, but the world is newly familiar with remote learning thanks to the pandemic. And Ukraine's focus on maintaining education is in line with an emerging philosophy of disaster response — one summed up in the name of a special fund at the United Nations: Education Cannot Wait. The fund has just announced $5 million in donations to help children affected by the war with learning and mental health services....

In countries including Poland and Bulgaria, and in safer parts of Ukraine, there are informal settings that resemble the learning hubs set up in the U.S. during the pandemic. Here, students can sign on to their remote lessons with their teachers and classmates from back home, and also play sports and do other activities in person....”

Leadership Matters:

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” - Stephen R. Covey

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