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Chris Burt
The California-Irvine professor and former White House Senior Policy adviser will discuss “The Intellectual Life of Esports” in the inaugural event’s opening session. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
CARES Act provides funding for school districts facing the increased costs of shifting to online learning and managing the coronavirus-related health and safety issues. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Shortages of face shields and other protective equipment motivated high school senior Emmanuel Cuevas to use his 3D printer to produce face shields for local doctors and nurses. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Sustaining social-emotional learning is crucial as students and teachers make the big shift to online and distance learning during the coronavirus closures. Read more>>

Ericka R. Hursey, DA guest columnist
DA guest columnist Ericka R. Hursey shares how the Lower Richland High community is coming together to provide some "normalcy" for students—from continued learning opportunities and food service to a drive-thru Senior Delivery Day for much-anticipated graduation items. Read more>>

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NPR
The Senate's $2 trillion package includes over $30 billion for education, with at least $13.5 billion for K-12 schools. Help will come, in part, from the Education Stabilization Fund, which is partially meant for protecting jobs and paying staff while school is out of session. Read more>>

PennLive
State officials have warned cyber charters against trying to take advantage of the crisis to recruit new students during the shutdown. Now an emergency school bill includes language that freezes payments to school districts based on enrollment numbers on March 13. Read more>>

Hawaii News Now
The Hawaii State Teachers Association has asked a judge to block the state Department of Education’s earlier order for teachers to continue working in classrooms after originally extending spring break until April 7. Read more>>

WLOX
Current seniors who meet all district and state requirements will still be able to graduate this school year. The requirement that students take end-of-course assessments has been suspended for Mississippi seniors as well. Read more>>

Dayton Daily News
Massive changes for K-12 schools were approved by the Ohio legislature, affecting state testing, graduation, special education, private school vouchers and more. Annual state testing for the 2019-20 school year are waived by the bill. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
The move from classrooms to an online world—or no school at all—is sparking anxiety and fear, not just for kids and teens but also for their parents and caregivers. Experts suggest finding other ways to connect, including video conferences and snail mail. Read more>>

NPR
In a matter of days, districts are shifting from an education system that has focused on face to face interaction to one that works at a distance. Yet over half of students live near the poverty line, 14 percent have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find internet access. Read more>>

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Blackboard/BeeLine Reader
BeeLine Reader's technology, which adds color gradients to digital text to aid visual tracking and improve reading ability, has been integrated as a standard feature within Blackboard Inc.'s accessibility tool, Blackboard Ally. Read more>>

Brain Injury Association of America/TeachAids
The Brain Injury Association of America has partnered with TeachAids to offer the latest concussion education through TeachAids’ CrashCourse. The base curriculum is offered in both high definition and virtual reality and includes a short interactive film. Read more>>

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KDAL
The Minnesota district's school board picked John Magas to lead as superintendent. He comes to Duluth from Green Bay in Wisconsin, where he was the associate superintendent of continuous improvement. Read more>>

Wicked Local Hamilton
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee announced the selection of Mary Beth Banios as its next superintendent of schools. She is currently serving as the superintendent of Windsor Central Supervisory Union in Vermont. Read more>>