The Hurricane Education Leadership Program (HELP) Team, a consortium of more than 30 ed-tech providers, associations, and foundations, was created in late 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged Gulf Coast schools. Besides mobilizing assistance to help these schools rebuild for the 21st century, HELP Team members also have been forming a plan to help schools better prepare for hurricanes and other such disasters. (For more information about the HELP Team's work, see our Special Report, "HELP Arrives.")

Now, the group is setting its sights on pandemic preparedness as well.

Having a plan in...

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