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Matt Zalaznick
Coronavirus school closures could be the worst thing to ever happen to schools, the best thing or somewhere in between, says one superintendent. Read more>>

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Explore how one district's initiative to prevent summer learning loss became a successful year-round reading program, with students devouring nearly 140,000 books and spending 60,000 hours reading. Read more>>

Cara Nissman
Working full-time while trying to manage their child's remote learning at home may seem impossible for parents of children with executive functioning deficits. Share these strategies with parents to ensure students continue to access their education despite the pandemic. 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>>

Greg Bagby, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
Leading during school closures means empowering teachers—plus offering encouragement and giving grace, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Greg Bagby, who is coordinator of instructional technology for the Hamilton County Department of Education in Tennessee. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Students at Launch High School will work on experiential, hands-on learning projects through which they will demonstrate mastery of standards. Read more>>

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KTLA
LAUSD campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year and courses through the summer will continue online. Students will not be penalized for not having access to services they need to complete courses. Graduation ceremonies will also be conducted virtually. 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>>

The Colorado Sun
As school districts roll out online learning after coronavirus shut down schools, about 55,000 Colorado students don’t have access to a device and 64,000 don’t have access to the internet. Read more>>

KCCI
Des Moines Public Schools are starting their first day of distance learning this week. However, the superintendent said this plan could prepare the district for the fall if a second wave of COVID-19 hits. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Chicago
The Chicago Teachers Union is facing a steep challenge. The union, engaged in bargaining with the Chicago district, has secured an agreement promising no layoffs, pay cuts or benefit reductions. The union also wants an agreement on tenure, grievances and privacy safeguards related to remote learning. Read more>>

WBAL
Sen. Paul Pinsky, chairman of Maryland's Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, made his pitch for year-round schooling to state schools Superintendent Karen Salmon and other top education leaders. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Atlantic
This crisis is exacerbating existing inequities and increasing academic gaps. Twelve teachers identify the four most urgent needs that must be addressed in order to help reduce rapidly increasing disparities in access to learning. Read more>>

Chalkbeat
Taking “attendance” in America’s schools has never been more complicated. With school buildings closed nationwide, what once was a straightforward endeavor has become something of an anything-goes attempt to track whether students are engaged. Read more>>

Industry News

Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is now offering virtual training and consultative support to help districts navigate remote learning challenges during the COVID-19 crisis as well as address critical assessment and data system needs in preparation for next school year. Read more>>

CompTIA
CompTIA added to its e-learning options with the release of seven courses within a new CertMaster Learn platform, covering certifications for CompTIA A+, Cloud Essentials+, IT Fundamentals (ITF+), Linux+, Network+, PenTest+ and Security+. Read more>>

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The Houston Chronicle
The Montgomery ISD has announced its longtime Superintendent Beau Rees is leaving. He will take over as the Weatherford ISD's new superintendent in Texas. Read more>>

Westside Eagle Observer
The Gravette School Board hired Maribel Childress as superintendent. She is currently an assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and innovation, prekindergarten through grade five for the Springdale School District. Read more>>