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Matt Zalaznick
Coronavirus closed schools in New York City, which will move to distance learning, while LAUSD calls for community resource centers to provide childcare. ACT reschedules national test. Read more>>

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DA Staff
Ensuring students can still learn during coronavirus-related school closures has become as big a priority for many district leaders over the last several weeks as has disinfecting their buildings. Read more>>

Matthew X. Joseph, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker; Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, DA guest columnist
DA guest columnists Matthew X. Joseph and Christine Ravesi-Weinstein offer strategies for continuing learning opportunities and addressing student wellness—for the first week out and beyond. Joseph, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment at Leicester Public Schools, is a featured speaker at FETC. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
Many schools—even districts—are adopting a year-round school schedule, where a single summer break is replaced by a series of shorter breaks. Read more>>

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Boise State Public Radio
A bill that would have forced school districts to let staff members carry concealed weapons died in committee. Another measure expanding concealed carry rights awaits a Senate vote. Read more>>

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The Illinois State Board of Education received approval for Illinois schools to continue providing two meals a day for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Read more>>

Morning Journal
The Ohio district had been awarded a $323,478 distance learning and telemedicine grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for equipment and to contract with agencies to provide online educational and medical services to students and staff. Read more>>

The Independent
The Nebraska Schools Activities Association has curtailed spring activities. All practices are suspended until March 30, and all competitions are suspended until April 2. Those suspensions may be extended should conditions warrant. Read more>>

New York Daily News
The next session of SAT exams on May 2 is canceled amid coronavirus concerns. Advanced Placement exams are still scheduled for mid-May, a subject of concern for teachers and students stranded from class as schools shut down. Read more>>

The County
Van Buren District School is teaming up with the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s RuralU program to establish a concurrent enrollment forestry class. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Reform Austin
Zero-tolerance policies can set up a pathway that leads a child’s future to be defined by their misbehavior. When it comes to the ways schools can prevent a student’s worst day from defining him as a lawbreaker, mental health access and legislation can help. Read more>>

The Washington Post
With millions of Americans lacking Web access, there is a digital divide that complicates educators’ efforts to continue instruction during a health crisis. Read more>>

Industry News

A new package offered includes professional development training on teletherapy best practices, access to a teletherapy platform specifically built for K-12 students with special needs, parent resources, and technical support during school hours. Read more>>

The House Tutoring Lounge
The House Tutoring Lounge launched The Virtual House, an online tutoring platform in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Through the portal, members can receive free homework assistance, or conduct on-demand or scheduled private tutoring. Read more>>

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Vermont Business Magazine
The next superintendent of the Burlington School District will be Tom Flanagan, who currently serves as the chief academic officer of Providence Public Schools. He replaces Superintendent Yaw Obeng. Read more>>

The Tennessean
The Metro Nashville Schools Board suspended its search and appointed Adrienne Battle as superintendent. She has led the Tennessee district as the interim superintendent since last year. Read more>>