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Providing distance learning and school nutrition to less-affluent families required education leaders to find creative solutions for uninterrupted support. Read more>>

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Barbara Rembiesa, DA guest columnist
As the coronavirus continues to spread, President and CEO Barbara Rembiesa of International Association of IT Asset Managers provides advice for K-12 leaders sending faculty and staff home with school and district equipment. Read more>>

John Englander, DA guest columnist
Providing training as soon as possible and setting up just-in-time support as teachers and students get up to speed are crucial strategies for success, says DA guest columnist John Englander. Read more>>

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This mandated closure may be extended through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Schools can continue to utilize e-learning as determined by their local school administrators and school boards. Read more>>

The state Department of Education announced a proactive approach to help districts during the COVID-19 closure period. The Superintendent’s Extending Access to Learning task force of educators and state partners will identify short and long-term priorities for schoolwide operations. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Chicago
The Illinois Board of Education voted not to overturn Chicago Public Schools’ decisions to close Chicago Virtual Charter School and Frazier Preparatory Academy. It was the first use of the state board’s restored authority to decide to save charter schools that districts want to close. Read more>>

The Town-Crier
The Florida Virtual School has partnered with the Florida Department of Education to offer school districts student support and teacher professional development tailored to the online learning environment. Their goal is to train an additional 10,000 teachers statewide. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Tennessee
School closures in Memphis over coronavirus concerns are highlighting a glaring shortage in Shelby County Schools: the lack of laptops and digital devices for all of the district’s 100,000 students. Read more>>

Long Island Business News
Despite New York State increasing education aid in the proposed 2019 budget by approximately $1 billion, the state's 82 percent graduation rate for public high school students ranks 38th of all 50 states. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Capital Gazette
Anne Arundel County Public Schools' turnaround to set up an emergency food relief network is an organizational response example to a crisis that should be applauded. It is prepared to provide 390,000 meals to students who will be home unexpectedly. Read more>>

The New York Times
With their doors closed, their reopening dates in flux and their promised “distance learning” offerings in doubt, school administrators and teachers are pleading with the federal government for guidance to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more>>

Industry News

Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League debuted the DRL Academy STEM program for students studying science, engineering and unmanned aircraft technology. DRL also partnered with Eduscape, National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence and West Valley College. Read more>>

Hoonuit has introduced an online meal finder to support education agencies, families and students during school closures. helps students who rely on schools for meal benefits to find their nearest distribution program. Read more>>

People Watch

Mid-Island Times
Mary O’Meara, the New York district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, will be appointed as Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD's superintendent of schools. She replaces Superintendent Lorna Lewis, who is retiring. Read more>>

The Flushing View
After 23 years of serving with the Flushing Community Schools district, Superintendent Tim Stein will be retiring at the end of the school year. He has held the superintendent position for 10 years. Read more>>