SIGN THE MOVEON PETITION
SLATE: "We must adapt - I took my class out rain or shine... the biggest obstacle [to outdoor learning] is NOT logistics. It is changing our attitudes”
VID - PBS NEWSHOUR: "a time tested option. We know it works..." - Sharon Danks, GSA
GrowNYC Garden Train D15 Zoom Call recording
Brad Lander calls on the Department of Transportation to establish an “Open Streets: Schools” program to help coordinate and oversee a citywide operation.
VID: ‘We call it “Education Outdoors”...’
WSJ: We call it ‘Dome School’...
SIGN THE PS 163 Outdoor Learning PETITION
CEC3 resolution strongly encourages the NYC DOE to pursue use of outdoor spaces to execute any and all daily classroom activities with an expectation to identify space for 30% of student enrollment to be outside at any given time;
NYT OP ED 10 JUL: officials should give serious consideration to closing streets around schools and holding classes there
GSA: Outdoor spaces are essential assets for school districts's C19 response across USA
BRAD LANDER: Open Streets for School OFC LETTER
NYT 31 JUL: Some innovative people are moving activities outdoors...
LATIMES OP ED: Let's have school outdoors
1907: Classes were held on a roof, students gathered on an abandoned ferry…
CNN: Covid-19 has parents frantically searching for school alternatives, even if they can't afford them
CNN: See the creative ways parents are trying to solve the school problem
Flashback: In the fight against tuberculosis, open air schools in Chicago took an unorthodox approach: Keep kids outside, even in winter
STUDY: ODDS of transmission 18x higher when indoors, confined spaces
Students with special needs demonstrated longer attention spans and fewer disruptive behaviors while participating in outdoor learning activities
Schools Should Be Doing Outdoor Classes As Often As Possible
Restauranteur to use the $800 greenhouse structures to safely distance customers.
I’m an occupational therapist. Here’s why students should be learning outdoors this fall. Moving classrooms outside will be complicated.... It’s worth it.
GROWNYC: Survey on Outdoor Classrooms
Lowlands Nursery Online Discount Application 35% discount for Schools, community gardens and block associations
The Push to Move Classrooms Outdoors Is Gaining Momentum
A Round and a Roundy: ‘Open Streets for Schools’ Keeps Kids Safe
NYT: HOW TO SAVE SUMMER 2020
STREETSBLOG: Pressure Grows on Mayor to Give Streets to Schools for Outdoor Classes
Outdoor Classrooms in the Age of COVID-19: Pros and Cons
FOR SCHOOL ADMINS: Brad Lander D15 Open Streets for School survey
An informal survey from GrowNYC School Gardens to better understand the interest for outdoor classrooms
*** KAISER KFF: Risk of re-opening schools needs to be considered carefully in light of the recognized benefits of in-person education
Classrooms without Walls: A Forgotten Age of Open-air Schools
SF CHRON: ‘Learning hubs’ opening across SF to help 6,000 kids in need with distance education
NYMAG: The Push to Move Classrooms Outdoors Is Gaining Momentum
NY Daily News: Use schoolyards to get in-person teaching to students
NY Daily News: Teachers’ plea for outdoor learning
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson: We should consider outdoor learning options
Gothamist: A Growing Push To Conduct Outdoor Learning This School Year Has Historical Precedent
Atlantic: Why can’t we just have class outside?
CEC3 Green Schools Outdoor Learning Resolution
Westside Rag: CEC3 meeting resolution on Outdoor Schools passed which urges the DoE to find outdoor spaces for all public schools in D3, hopefully leading
D15 Call: Update on outdoors as essential classroom space working group
D3 Green Schools Group - Presentation on Outdoor School NYC
D3 Outdoor Classroom Working Group
Outdoor Infrastructure Guidance
Israeli High School Cluster Outbreak: Following school reopening, new cases
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