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Save the Date: January 13 webinar, Returning to School: Mitigation and Mental Health Strategies

Dear Colleagues,


The Department’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, in partnership with CDC, will present a webinar next Wednesday, January 13, Returning to School: Mitigation and  Mental Health Strategies. Please see the attached for more information, including registration information.


This will be the first of a series of information sharing opportunities about returning to school during this public health emergency. We will be sharing more information about this series in the coming days and weeks. Please share these with colleagues within your state who may be interested in this series.  



Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability



About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.