During this uncertain time, organizations everywhere are doing what they can to assist students and families who are now practicing homeschooling.
Epic, the leading digital library for kids, announced that they are providing all educators and librarians the ability to offer students remote access to their platform for free through the end of the school year, June 30, 2020.
“As the COVID-19 virus has continued to dramatically impact schools, teachers, students and families around the globe, we heard from thousands of educators working tirelessly to support their students and keep them reading and learning at home,” Suren Markosian, CEO and co-founder of Epic, said in a statement. “As more schools began to close, we knew we had to help. Thanks, in large part, to the support of our incredible publishing and content partners, we are in a position to keep teachers connected to their students, and to let kids continue to read and discover their passions wherever they may be.”
According to a press release, students will have access to the company’s digital library that includes over 40,000 books, audiobooks, videos and more. As for teachers, they can stay connected to students by assigning books and monitoring student's progess.