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Matt Zalaznick
Momentum is building for an emergency stimulus fund that would help schools bring broadband internet access and WiFi to students left out of online learning. Read more>>

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Providing continuity of services and funding access to help students with special needs is critical. A district match for free seats is open until May 30 for online teletherapy training and certification. Read more>>

Chris Burt
Finding new opportunities to keep students engaged at home can be a challenge, unless you think outside the box ... like offering a drive-in esports theater. Read more>>

Cara Nissman
Here are six tips for reducing feelings of distraction and isolation and for ensuring that students with dyslexia don’t lose ground in literacy progress. 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>>

Tracy Keogh
HR leaders play a critical role in ensuring that all employees feel supported, and in establishing what the "new normal" will look like for the organization, while communicating in personable, relatable ways. Read more>>

Ariana Fine
Brain-friendly schools support different learning styles, promote active involvement, incorporate multimedia, recognize the impact of environmental factors such as noise and lighting, build connections to the world outside the classroom, and encourage community accessibility and involvement. Read more>>

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Laramie Boomerang
Wyoming’s top educator suggested schools may only open to “special populations” for the duration of this school year and that any openings wouldn’t come until after May 15, just a few weeks before districts will wrap up their spring semesters. Read more>>
More details have been released about how Alabama families will receive the monetary equivalent for meals missed since schools closed in March. Read more>>
New Jersey school districts, towns and cities are bracing for the hit, even as they say they are scrambling to keep their workers on the job, to avoid adding to the state’s already bursting unemployment rolls. Read more>>

Waco Tribune-Herald
The Texas education commissioner has advised school districts not to make any decisions about in-person graduation ceremonies until after May 4, when Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home order expires. Read more>>

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper made a difficult decision on Friday. All in-person instruction has been canceled statewide at public schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Here are nine key ideas — drawn from interviews with public health experts, education officials and educators around the country — for what reopening might look like. Read more>>

The Washington Post
The issue for me is time. The pandemic has robbed us of at least three months of learning. There may be even more losses. Some students and their families have made good use of online classes, but I sense for most not much progress has been made. Read more>>

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CTL has launched the Direct to Student program, which allows schools and school districts to easily roll out small or large scale Chromebook deployments directly to students' homes. Read more>>

March of Dimes/LetsTHRIVE360
Altruize, an app that enables volunteers to control and verify their volunteer data without paperwork, is collaborating with the March of Dimes to help students who need verified volunteer time. Read more>>