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Matt Zalaznick
Mobile WiFi hotspots, also known as MiFis, are in short supply as equity-minded superintendents work to ensure all students have access to the internet to participate fully in online learning. Read more>>

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Cara Nissman
Don’t forget accessibility and engagement when offering online specialized instruction. Here are ideas for boosting specialized instruction when it's delivered remotely. 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>>

Matt Zalaznick
School leaders navigating coronavirus closures have shifted online learning on-the-fly to help students and teachers face numerous challenges, including access and illness. Read more>>

Chris Burt
Dell Technologies' Senior Director of Education Strategy Adam Garry will discuss how to break down silos that exist between K-12 and higher ed through esports. Read more>>

Top News

Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting/Clarion Ledger
A three-judge panel cleared the way for Mississippi to stand trial on allegations the state broke its promise to provide “a uniform system of free public schools.” The lawsuit, filed by four African-American mothers against the state, argues that public schools are far from uniform. Read more>>

Hawaii Tribune-Herald
The modifications include options for students who do not meet proficiency, and those within block or multi-track schedules. The plan covers considerations for academic honors, dual credit, and CTE and military designation workforce opportunities. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
New York City has banned the video conferencing platform Zoom in city schools. The city's education department received reports of issues that impact the security and privacy of the platform during the credentialing process. Read more>>

Alaska Public Media
As Alaska educators scramble to adjust lessons to the new reality of online teaching, some are blasting a decision by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to launch a new virtual school in partnership with a Florida program. Read more>>

New York Post
The nation’s largest school system is obligated to pay 85 percent of the daily fees to school bus companies when schools are shut down for emergencies. That comes to roughly $5.9 million a day. Normally, $6.9 million is spent a day to transport kids to schools. Read more>>

USA Today
About half of all U.S. public schoolchildren rely on free or reduced-price meals. School officials trying to maintain emergency meal programs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic must now choose between potentially allowing children to go hungry or risking exposing them to infection. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

NPR
After cancelled musicals and spring concerts, choral directors across the country are going the extra mile to have their students' voices heard. Read more>>

Daily Herald
Putting together a social-distancing school "parade" doesn’t seem to be extremely complicated. But the overall impact of a school parade in these difficult times, however, is nearly impossible to truly imagine. Read more>>

Industry News

Herff Jones/MarchingOrder/StageClip
Herff Jones is collaborating with MarchingOrder and StageClip on a virtual commencement solution that provides an easy-to-implement platform for institutions that need to postpone graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more>>

VEX Robotics
VEX Robotics has launched VEXcode VR (Virtual Robot), a free, web-based tool designed to meet the needs of computer science lessons for those who don't have access to a physical VEX Robot at home. Read more>>