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Equity problems that plague K-12 education under normal conditions have only been worsened by the shift to online and remote learning, and the transition may leave some students farther behind come fall, experts say.   Read more>>

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Emergency education relief funding of $16.2 billion is to be administered by the U.S. Education Department. Here are details of the emergency funds. Read more>>

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K-12 leaders transitioning to competency-based education share their learning experiences and offer guidance. Read more>>

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The San Diego Union-Tribune
California's colleges and universities are making several temporary changes to their admission policies. The colleges will accept grades of "credit" and "pass" in lieu of letter grades for courses completed this winter, spring and summer. Read more>>

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order requiring all K-12 schools in Indiana to provide instruction via remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and outlined options for districts to continue education. Read more>>

The Nebraska State Activities Association announced that there will be no further high school spring sports this school year, including district and state competitions. Schools are directed to operate without students in their buildings through May 31. Read more>>

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order suspending face-to-face learning for all K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year. The governor's office said unless orders are lifted, the order sets guidelines for remote learning. Read more>>

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an agreement between teachers, classified employees, school boards, superintendents and principals to work collaboratively to provide distance learning. It includes a labor and management framework to minimize any impact to students. Read more>>

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The New Yorker
All across the world, students and parents are involved in a vast cyber-education experiment. With schools closed, some students are transitioning to remote learning, and some parents to home-school instruction and technical assistance. Read more>>

ProPublica Illinois/Chicago Tribune
Illinois education officials have gathered online tools for educators and promoted the hashtag #keeplearning. Some students, however, don’t have a computer or high-speed internet at home, or even a cellphone data plan that would support it. Read more>>

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Kahoot! announced the U.S. launch of learn-to-read app Poio. Poio by Kahoot!, for ages three to eight, is an immersive learn-to-read adventure game designed to allow children to learn through their own exploration. Read more>>

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., in partnership with the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, released training content to help K-12 teachers rapidly transition from a traditional classroom to an online learning model. Read more>>

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The Oregon district named Charan Cline to replace Superintendent Mike McIntosh, who will retire this summer after 23 years with the Redmond school district. Cline currently serves as superintendent of the Yamhill Carlton School District. Read more>>

Minidoka County School District officials picked James Ramsey to take over the superintendent position from the Idaho district's current Superintendent Ken Cox, who is retiring. Ramsey is the superintendent at the Perkins-Tryon USD in Oklahoma. Read more>>