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Steven Blackburn
Despite school closures, a Henry Hudson Regional School therapy dog named Hudson is still providing social-emotional support for students with special needs via a video-conferencing platform. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Answer our survey to tell us how teachers are innovating in delivering online and distance instruction while schools are closed due to coronavirus.  Read more>>

Cara Nissman
Frequently seeking parents' input in virtual IEP meetings helps ensure school district teams are fulfilling their obligations under the IDEA. 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>>

David Miyashiro, DA guest columnist
COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of students, teachers and communities. But most of us recognize that the education system has been in need of disruption for years, says DA guest columnist David Miyashiro, superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District. Read more>>

Chris Burt
Giving student gamers guidance and advice during the pandemic and alone times, even while they're playing, can be a strong force in mitigating potential toxicity. Read more>>

Top News

The New York Times
A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law. Read more>>

The Salt Lake Tribune
All public K-12 schools in Utah will remain dismissed through the end of the academic year as the state continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Graduation ceremonies will now be moved online for the senior class. Read more>>

WTOP
A statement issued after the meeting said that the State Board of Education—in consultation with the governor’s office and the state education and health departments—“continues to monitor conditions and evaluate on a daily/weekly basis.” Read more>>

Chalkbeat Indiana
While providers have touted free internet offers to bridge technological divides, some Indianapolis families still can’t afford service. Low-income families and families experiencing financial hardships are turned away because of outstanding bills or deterred by pricey installation fees. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Colorado
Comcast has temporarily changed rules in its low-cost program, allowing for more internet access, but Colorado teachers unions have identified another barrier: Undocumented families may not have the ID required to sign up for free internet service or may not feel comfortable providing it. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

KQED
Educators are now shouldering an impossible task: to replicate the functions of school for months without an actual school building. And that means millions of teachers, now isolated at home, having to harness technologies to reach and teach every student. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
A study of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina offers insights into what we might see on the other side of our social distancing efforts. One of the most important, and potentially devastating, effects is a likely flood of early educator retirements. Read more>>

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E-Control Systems, Inc.
The dashboard integrates FusionLive Asset Management, Preventative Maintenance, IoT Sensor Data and Reporting modules. Custom Asset and Alarm Dashboards for the entire facility provide users a snapshot of the entire operation from a single screen. Read more>>

CyberLink Corp.
With the PowerDVD 20 movie and media playback software, users can share content between Wi-Fi-connected devices. Remotely, they can upload media to their personal CyberLink Cloud, allowing access to videos, photos and music on any device. Read more>>