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Matt Zalaznick
Education leaders are considering staggering class schedules, reconfiguring classrooms, longer school days and continued online learning to allow for social distancing. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Cyberbullying could worsen as students spend more time online with their schools closed and stay-at-home orders isolating them from friends, one expert says.  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>>

Charles Hendrix
Know what the allowable uses of funds are for distance learning through the $13.23 billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
National and districtwide school improvement and transformation plans can struggle when leadership doesn't accommodate the needs of individual schools, says Eric Kalenze. Read more>>

Jeff Babbitt, DA guest columnist
DA guest columnist Jeff Babbitt shares how the supportive (and flexible) faculty and staff at Genesee Valley Central School District are ensuring that the essential needs of students and families are met—from instruction and technology to meals and even virtual lunchtime gatherings. Read more>>

Top News
Alabama has been approved to operate a program authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It provides monetary assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals who are no longer able to access those meals because schools are closed. Read more>>

As schools scramble to keep students learning during the coronavirus pandemic, some education-focused philanthropies are redirecting their work to help—though most of their initial efforts remain relatively small. Read more>>

Greenville News
South Carolina's public elementary, middle and high schools will remain closed. The state will create a task force made up of educators and healthcare workers to help determine what the fall will look like for K-12 schools. Read more>>

Only 40 percent of homes on the Navajo Nation are online because of the high poverty rate. To solve that issue, Utah schools recently ordered wireless Internet hot spots for about 200 homes—enough for most high school students who live on the Navajo Nation. Read more>>

New York Daily News
City educators and advocates say the coronavirus crisis is mentally hurting young people the most—and they’re worried schools won’t be prepared when classes start up again. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
Beyond technical challenges, school closures have surfaced big vulnerabilities in our educational systems, including inequities in access to resources to learn at home. Others, such as our reliance on “seat time” as a measure of progress, will be more evident over time. Read more>>

Thomson Reuters Foundation
With schools closed, some students are left in unstable housing situations without the everyday help they rely on, warn homelessness groups. A key source of stability, safety, access to food and other resources is now lacking. Read more>>

Industry News

Boxlight Corporation
Boxlight Corporation has closed the acquisition of Robo 3D, a brand of 3D printers, and MyStemKits, an online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The addition of 3D printing solutions enhances Boxlight's STEM portfolio. Read more>>

The enhancements to GoGuardian Teacher for remote learning environments include chat notifications, off-task alerts and the Present to Class feature to support learning continuity amidst school closures. Read more>>

Construction Watch

The City
Under a revision of its original shutdown guidance, the state has expanded “essential” building work beyond primarily infrastructure projects, hospitals and affordable housing. The broader list includes permitting public and private school construction. Read more>>

The Roanoke Times
The General Assembly reconvened to give its final approval to numerous bills, including raising the minimum wage and a plan to establish a funding stream for school construction. Read more>>