Adulting Tips for Students and School Reopening Tips for Educators

By 8:58am PST July 08, 2020

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Does Voting Matter? Find Out With Logan Browning

Logan Browning—the star of Netflix series “Dear White People”—surprised Da Vinci RISE High students to talk about the importance of voting. 


If you’re a high school student, know that your voice matters. And you can use it to empower others to vote. 


  • When Does America’s History Begin? You Decide.

    • (Video Series)
      July 4, 1776 is the date that commemorates our Declaration of Independence as a country. But is that the date America’s history begins? Watch this video series to learn important pieces of American history you might not know about and find out why they’re important.
  • Adulting 101: How to Ace Your Virtual Interview

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      So you got an interview. How do you prepare for it, especially in a virtual world? We have your back with resources that can help, whether you’re interviewing for an internship, a job, or college admissions.
  • Adulting 101: How to Get Comfortable in the Virtual Workplace

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      From remote learning to working from home, it’s important to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible so you can be as productive as possible. Check out tips and resources that will help you create the workspace you need to succeed when you get down to business.
  • Adulting 101: Get Your Money Right 

    • (Resources)
      When you leave high school, learning how to manage money becomes more and more important. Learn how to budget now, so you can be set up for success as you progress to the next chapters of your life. 


  • Seizing the Opportunity in School Reopening Plans

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      Back-to-school season will be here before we know it. And school reopening plans are an opportunity to address some of the systemic inequities and disparities that plague our education system.  Get expert advice and resources from our Data, Research, and Policy team.
  • Educators As First Responders

    • (Video Series)
      In the second video of this series brought to you by award-winning documentarian Lee Hirsch, educators discuss how to address inequities brought to light by the current crisis. This very special series, “When the School Doors Closed: Voices of Empathy and Resilience,” explores the crucial role educators play in the lives of students and families during the pandemic. Stay tuned for the next installment. 


  • Student Voice Matters: NYC Students Get Real About COVID-19

    • (25-minute video)
      What do high school students talk about? More than you know! Listen in on this powerful conversation between two NYC students, as Sokhnadiarra and Makai discuss how they’ve worked to make a difference in their communities and why it’s so important to them. 
  • Working and Learning at Home Together

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      With school closures and the shift to remote work for many workplaces, families have found themselves all working and learning together under one roof. If you’re reading this post, we probably don’t have to tell you this presents challenges for everyone involved. Add some words of advice to other families as a comment to this thread. 
  • Using Restorative Circles to Have Tough Conversations

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      There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic and national protests are on students’ minds. The emotions attached to recent events make it so important to give students a safe space to air their fears, anxieties, and stresses. See how you can use restorative circles to help navigate difficult conversations with your students. 

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  • Supporting Students with Incarcerated Parents or Family Members

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      Did you know that over 5 million children in the U.S. have incarcerated parents or family members? Among Black children, the number is one in nine. And those students often deal with the trauma that comes with it alone. Find out you can help students in this tough position feel supported.
  • When They See Us: Media Bias and Data Analysis

    • (Resources for Netflix Series)
      Use the Netflix series “When They See Us” as a tool to teach your family lessons about civics, journalism, media bias, and more. Watch the series and follow along with each episode using these activities, reflections, and prompts designed to deepen the conversation about systemic racism.
Editorial Associate, XQ Institute. Hana is a recent graduate of Barnard College in New York and has spent the last two years working around issues of economic inequality, welfare reform, and gender justice.