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Matt Zalaznick
The daily school bus delivery of school lunch and breakfast becomes the highlight of the day for students while the coronavirus pandemic has schools closed in Iberville Parish Schools in Louisiana. Read more>>

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Bart Christian, DA guest columnist
DA guest columnist Bart Christian provides safety guidance for non-congregate settings. Read more>>

Eric Weiss
Here are ways to make home learning engaging and more enjoyable for parents and students. Read more>>

Chris Burt
Here are free resources, services and teaching materials being offered at no charge during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated on April 29. Read more>>

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The Daily Gazette
New York state plans to opt out of annual state testing for students in third through eighth grades this spring as all schools in the state closed until at least April 1. The suspended tests include the annual 3-8 math and ELA tests. Read more>>

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More than $83 million in Department of Justice grants are available to help communities improve school security and protect students, teachers and faculty from threats of violence. Read more>>

Gov. Greg Abbot suggested there is chance classrooms will remain empty for the rest of the school year. Many school districts are already turning to the internet to continue their curriculum due to the uncertainty. Read more>>

Arizona Silver Belt
Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a two-week closure extension through April 10. They also mentioned that schools should implement precautions to ensure a safe learning environment, including social distancing measures. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
New York City is opening 93 regional centers this week that will serve the children of health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel during a systemwide school shutdown due to the new coronavirus. Read more>>

Attempts by cities, counties and states to mitigate the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 are forcing child welfare services, foster agencies, family courts and parents across the country to assess what necessitates in-person contact. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Not only are college visits cancelled, but the admissions calendar has been thrown off. Most acceptances or denials as well as financial packages are sent in the spring; however, families' finances may have changed already due to job loss. Admissions tests and class grading have also been jumbled. Read more>>

Officials in many districts say they’re adapting the playbook they use to feed kids in the summer: grab-and-go meals, handed out at select school sites. These bagged or boxed meals often include lunch as well as breakfast for the following day. Read more>>

Industry News

ETS introduced an at-home testing solution for the TOEFL iBT test and GRE General Test for test takers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing will be conducted through the use of live human remote proctoring serviced by ProctorU. Read more>>

Keep CTE Moving
The new CTE Coalition created the Keep CTE Moving portal where instructors and students can access resources, including online classes, videos and instructional materials about machining, welding, mechatronics, industry 4.0, and programming. Read more>>

People Watch

The Lexington Ledger
Lexington Two Superintendent William B. James Jr. has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. He has served as the South Carolina district’s superintendent since 2015. Read more>>

The Wisconsin district named Aaron Engel as the next superintendent of the School District of La Crosse. He is currently the superintendent at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District. Engel will replace Superintendent Randy Nelson, who is retiring. Read more>>