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Matt Zalaznick
The shift to remote instruction for Dare County Schools in North Carolina has gone more smoothly thanks to a few years of professional development in online education. Read more>>

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Gay Anderson, DA guest columnist
A School Nutrition Association survey finds most are engaged in emergency food assistance, but face a variety of challenges, including sustainability, says DA guest columnist Gay Anderson, SNA president and child nutrition director at Brandon Valley School District in South Dakota. Read more>>

Victoria Clayton
Why lessons in listening are now being incorporated into reading instruction—and how listening comprehension can be taught. Read more>>

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The Washington Post
Trump administration drops federal requirements for standardized tests for students in kindergarten through 12th grade because the coronavirus pandemic has forced most schools to close during annual testing season. Read more>>

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The Kansas City Star
Kansas school districts can teach by remote learning, sending home packets or even conducting some small in-person classes. State graduation requirements will not change, but districts with higher standards can choose to lower them this year. Read more>>

The Salt Lake Tribune
Decision signals state education leaders are looking beyond the current two-week “soft closure” of schools and anticipating a longer dismissal that might mean students won’t finish the year in their classrooms. Read more>>

Detroit Free Press
"Schools can and are encouraged to offer supplemental learning opportunities to students using distance learning methods as they see fit," state education official says. Read more>>

The New York Times. 
Last year, the news that only a tiny number of black students gained admission into New York City’s most selective public high school, Stuyvesant, touched off a maelstrom about race and merit. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

USA Today
For kids with mild learning or attentional issues, working independently in front of a computer will be a major challenge. For families with children with more intense needs the closure of school will bring extreme misery. Read more>>

The Oregonian
Access and equity are the reasons Oregon will not replace the weeks of traditional classroom instruction students are missing with online classes or another substitute while schools are shuttered until April 28. Read more>>

Politico
Schools in other countries have smoothly moved to remote learning, but the U.S. faces barriers not only in computer access but getting those services to students quickly and equitably. Read more>>

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ESS
Proximity Learning Inc. an ESS Company, is partnering with Wilson County Schools in Tennessee to bring real-time online instruction for eighth-grade Algebra 1 for the 2019-20 school year. Read more>>

School of Rock
School of Rock announced virtual, one-on-one music lessons for its students through its School of Rock Remote program. Additionally, Hal Leonard has partnered with School of Rock to provide students access to the SheetMusicDirect website. Read more>>