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Matt Zalaznick
Concerns over coronavirus compelled Kentucky's governor to tell all schools to prepare to close with "as little as 72 hours notice," the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Generation Z STEM guru Justin Shaifer revealed at @FETC2020 that K-12 students are passionate and ambitious about science, technology, engineering and math.  Read more>>

Sue Stott, DA guest columnist
DA guest columnist Sue Stott, of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, shares three strategies for teaching tolerance through the lens of the Holocaust. Read more>>

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Chalkbeat
Guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education says it will consider waiving requirements for state-wide tests, currently mandated in grades 3-8 and once in high school. Read more>>

Wilmington News Journal
Gov. Mike DeWine announced that all K-12 public, private and charter students in Ohio will have an extended spring break of three weeks as of Tuesday. Read more>>

WKYT
A fake social media post is circulating in regards to school closings amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Education issued a response saying the tweet is fake. Read more>>

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Five people accused of defrauding private and government insurance providers of more than $30 million have been convicted in federal court, the Department of Justice announced. Read more>>

NPR
Teachers lack good climate science curricula. Climate change skeptics fear indoctrination. A pilot NASA course that lets high school kids use their climate modelling software could satisfy both. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Colorado
School nurses in Denver are calling attention to a concerning fact: While the school district’s protocol heavily relies on nurses to detect suspected outbreaks, only 11 percent of the city’s public schools have a full-time nurse. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
Most schools are completely unprepared or woefully underprepared for coronavirus and virtual learning. Unequal internet access is just the tip of the iceberg of a massive equity crisis facing U.S. schools should coronavirus force education online. Read more>>

KQED
Closing schools is a proven measure to slow the spread of disease. But it also causes huge economic and social disruption, especially for children, millions of whom depend on the free and reduced-cost meals they get at school. Read more>>

Industry News

Blackboard Inc.
With Blackboard Collaborate Self-Service Portal, districts can implement a virtual classroom solution within hours. Designed to simulate a physical classroom, collaboration features include hand raising, whiteboard, chat, breakout groups and polls. Read more>>

Cobalt Iron Inc.
Cobalt Iron Inc. is partnering with DLT Solutions to distribute Cobalt Iron’s Compass enterprise software as a service (SaaS) data protection solution, inclusive of technical training and support resources, to the education sector and other organizations. Read more>>

People Watch

The Daily Item
Danville ASD picked Ricki Boyle as the new superintendent. She has been the district's acting superintendent since March of last year following the resignation of Jason Bendle. Read more>>

The Citizen
Eric Knuth, who is currently the superintendent of the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown CSD, has been picked to be the Skaneateles CSD's superintendent in New York. He will replace former superintendent Lynda Quick. Read more>>