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Matt Zalaznick
Efforts to slow coronavirus close all schools in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Read more>>

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Disclosures under “health and safety emergency” exception to privacy law are limited to law enforcement, public health officials, trained medical personnel and parents. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
A principal and FETC speaker reacts to a recent survey that says principals either don’t prioritize the advancement of STEAM education or don’t have the means to do so. Read more>>

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The New York Times
Following days of pressure, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to close the nation’s largest public school system. Read more>>

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The New York Times
Facing pressure from parents, conflicting messages from experts and initial silence from the federal government, superintendents began making their own decisions to close. Read more>>

Associated Press via The Shepherdstown Chronicle
They’re cobbling together arrangements for grab-and-go lunch bags or setting up delivery routes. Congress is considering making it easier for school meals to be passed out at places like food banks and allowing states to provide food stamps to families whose children miss out on free or reduced-price meals. Read more>>

They also need to make sure students receive the services outlined in their special education or medical plans “to the greatest extent possible.” Can any really do it? Read more>>

Tampa Bay Times
But other education bills passed that will make sweeping changes, laying out the structure for millions in teacher raises and increasing the number of private school vouchers. Read more>>

Boston Herald
Boston Public Schools will partner with the state Department of Education, following a report that outlines students facing vast disparities in access to resources, transportation woes, significant leadership turnover, poor facilities and a “systemic disarray” of special education services. Read more>>

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We are looking to include thought leadership perspectives from school district leaders, including superintendents, chief information officers and chief academic officers, in our magazine and online. Columns should have a strong point or thesis that is of interest to a national audience—something our readers will want to discuss and share. Contact us>>

Opinion & Analysis

They will meet this moment. After all, these are the young people who marched out of their classes after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida; who asked me whom to speak with about the changes in school lunch nutritional requirements; who were excited when our school librarians came in and registered them to vote. Read more>>

Miami Herald
With an unprecedented number of students going online, children, parents, teachers and e-learning programmers will get a crash course in improving existing online learning platforms. And, in the United States and many other countries, this will help to greatly reduce inequality. Read more>>

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Lexia Learning/Rosetta Stone
The Pulaski County Special School District in Arkansas has expanded its use of the Lexia Core5 Reading program from pre-K to fifth grade to all of its 16 elementary schools. Read more>>

National PTA/GoGuardian
National PTA and GoGuardian will develop and deploy resources to PTAs across the country to host mental health awareness events for families at their schools. Read more>>