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Matt Zalaznick
Teachers can improve online learning by encouraging parents to expand their concept of instruction. At-home learning activities can include imaginary play, mapping home and yards, and teaching fractions through baking. Read more>>

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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>>

Cara Nissman
Online learning is difficult for students with executive functioning challenges because of the lack of constant support and the need for self-regulation, but there are ways to help students who struggle in these areas as everyone adjusts to COVID-19-related changes. Read more>>

Monica Burns, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
If your students are working remotely for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus, this strategy can place “just right” resources into the hands of families, says Monica Burns, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
Here are three K-12 districts being honored as Districts of Distinction runners-up for developing innovative programs that target at-risk students. Read more>>

Top News

The Register-Guard
Districts are still waiting for clear guidance from the Oregon Department of Education about statewide expectations for remote learning. As a result, families shouldn’t expect to see districts roll out official plans for remote learning until the week of April 6. Read more>>

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WITF will broadcast programming linked to curriculum over both of its channels. WITF's Educational Services department has worked with the Harrisburg School District's Office of Academic Affairs to assess which programs align with the district's standards. Read more>>

Several county school systems in West Virginia are transitioning to what’s being described as more efficient models to feed students and their families with the continuing school shutdown connected to the coronavirus. Read more>>

Naples Daily News
With empty halls and classrooms, it also means Florida law enforcement agencies assigned to protect schools are having to adapt as well, including being reassigned as patrol officers, helping with telephone response units and taking reports. Read more>>

The state Board of Education approved the recommendation to pass high school seniors if they were passing their classes as of March 13. The state board will also temporarily suspend the school districts' ability to "require more than the minimum of 22 credits required by the state for graduation." Read more>>

National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been May 1. This year, the coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainty have pushed many schools to extend the deadline until June 1. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The New York Times
New York City’s 75,000 public school educators are facing a challenge unlike anything in their careers. For students to avoid permanent setbacks, the success of remote learning is critical. Read more>>

The Hill
With approximately 480,000 school buses that normally take around 25 million students back and forth to school currently parked, how about deploying some of them as Wi-Fi hotspots in the places that need them the most? Read more>>

Industry News

Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors launched the online Small Group Tutoring, a new product that enables families or classmates to form their own virtual classroom and to share the cost of live, interactive tutoring. Read more>>

The Chromebook VX11 is equipped with a water-resistant keyboard, anti-peel keys and an anti-glare screen. With up to 12 hours of battery life and non-slip texture, this lightweight Chromebook has a 180-degree hinge, allowing it to open completely flat. Read more>>

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Kim Amidzich has been named as the Wisconsin district's new permanent superintendent. She has served as the Greendale School District's director of curriculum and instruction before becoming the interim superintendent in October 2019. Read more>>

La Crosse Tribune
Aaron Engel, who is the district administrator for Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau schools, has been named as the new superintendent for the La Crosse School District in Wisconsin. He will replace current Superintendent Randy Nelson, who is retiring. Read more>>