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Students and teachers from Salamanca City School district, an FETC STEM Excellence Award finalist for 2020, are using 3D printing technology to help ease shortages of protective gear for doctors, nurses and first responders. 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>>

Florence Simmons
The school nurse's role has evolved as confirmed cases of the virus have grown and more districts have closed schools and shifted to distance learning. Here's how school nurses are maintaining contact with students with health conditions in a time of social distancing. Read more>>

Ann McMullan, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
DA guest columnist, FETC featured speaker and education consultant Ann McMullan shares five tips for K-12 district leaders to consider as nonprofits and for-profits offer free access to ed tech resources during school closures. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Why competency-based education relies on students having some freedom over how they demonstrate learning. Read more>>

Top News

KSDK
All Missouri public and charter school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Gov. Mike Parson said nutrition and daycare programs will be allowed to continue at schools. Read more>>

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Nonprofit organization MIND Research Institute is offering no-cost access to ST Math, its award-winning K-8 visual instructional program. Access is free for parents, schools and districts. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Colorado
The state's largest teachers union is calling on Gov. Jared Polis to provide clearer guidance to school districts on remote learning, reimbursing teachers for personal expenses, economic protections for workers and more. Read more>>

Kennebec Journal
The Maine Principals' Association made the decision after the state recommended that classrooms remain closed through the 2019-20 school year, making Maine the first New England state to cancel its high school sports season. Read more>>

Reading Eagle
An indefinite closure of schools across Pennsylvania has become definite. Students have been barred from their classrooms since March 13. Read more>>

Anchorage Daily News
Alaska’s public and private K-12 schools will remain closed to students for the rest of the school year. The new health mandate announced extends a prior closure that closed schools to students through May 1. Read more>>

WPXI
The decision to furlough more than 40 teachers came from a Connellsville ASD board meeting. Many of the teachers will be continuing to teach their students online as they wait to find out if they’re being furloughed. Read more>>

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We would like to hear from administrators, teachers and/or subject experts on STEAM implementation best practices and how robotics labs, collaborative learning spaces and makerspaces are offering students hands-on opportunities in the arts. This includes how educators continue to offer such learning opportunities virtually as schools are closed. Contact us>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
With students at home, many parents are filling in as their children transition to receiving services remotely. Teletherapy under these circumstances can’t exactly mimic the quality of in-person services, but it is still possible to serve students with disabilities. Read more>>

Wired
The digital divide creates a challenge for teachers and administrators. Some schools are employing low-tech solutions, such as sending materials to students' homes, filming lessons that students can watch from home and more. Read more>>

Industry News

ViewSonic
ViewSonic Corp.'s myViewBoard Clips is powered by Boclips as part of the myViewBoard ecosystem. With the myViewBoard Clips video-assisted learning platform, educators can access more than two million licensed educational videos. Read more>>

eBOARDsolutions
In response to nationwide school closings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, eBOARDsolutions has developed a dedicated website to help school boards better equip themselves to address the challenges of meeting virtually. Read more>>

People Watch

Long Beach Post
For the first time in the 135-year history of the Long Beach USD, the superintendent will be a woman. Deputy Superintendent Jill Baker has been promoted to superintendent. She will replace Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, who is retiring after 18 years in the position. Read more>>

The Times
Longtime East Chicago educator Dee-Etta Wright has been named superintendent of the School City of East Chicago. She has been serving as the Indiana district's interim superintendent since August. Read more>>