Comprehensive Guide for Procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
SDI has released its PPE for Schools Report to help guide district leaders as they look to navigate the rest of this school year and also mitigate future risks. In the freePPE for Schools Report, district leaders will find information about the PPE procurement process, lessons learned, and best practices for moving forward. The PPE for Schools Report explores nine key chapters: (1) Supply and demand: How did the pandemic affect the PPE and essential supplies market? (2) Lessons learned across large and small K–12 districts; (3) Unintended consequences—for example, school closures and budget shortfalls; (4) Estimated costs for implementing CDC mitigation strategies; (5) Beyond the products: Key cost components of the supply chain; (6) Key drivers of costs in procurement; (7) Recommended best practices for K–12; (8) Short, intermediate, and long-term solutions; and (9) Getting Started: Assess your supply chain.
As we begin to resume many aspects of our lives that have been on hold since the start of the pandemic, we can continue to reflect on the impacts of COVID-19, not only as teachers and parents but also through the eyes of students. The filmCocoon, made during lockdown in March 2020, offers a window to begin this conversation.
Honoring the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Conrad Challenge is an annual, multiphase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education.
The nonprofit Classroom Champions connects volunteer Olympians, Paralympians, Student Athletes, and Professional Athletes to K–8 classrooms through a social and emotional–based curriculum and mentorship experience.