The Education Support Hub helps students and parents navigate school during COVID-19

Source: [Ball State Daily News – Maya Wilkins]

Wake up, log onto Zoom, do school work, repeat. This is the life millions of children are living across the country — doing everything solely online from their house, seven hours a day, five days a week.

In Muncie, things are no different. To help students navigate their work, members of the Ball State and Muncie communities created the Education Support Hub, a website built for students who go to Muncie Community Schools (MCS), Burris Laboratory School and Indiana Academy.

The website consists of blog posts providing resources for anyone looking for updates and information about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the Muncie and MCS communities.

Andy Klotz, MCS chief communications officer, is a member of the support hub’s advisory board and provides the website’s creators information about MCS. He said he gave information about how the school system is communicating information about COVID-19 and how it’s affecting the schools, families and staff to other board members from the Muncie and Ball State communities.

The Ball Brothers Foundation funded the Education Support Hub, and its advisory board asked Klotz in July 2020 to be involved with the project. Klotz said he wanted to do whatever he could to help provide meaningful content for the website.

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