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Chris Burt
The three-day Academic Esports Conference features nearly 60 sessions with academic and esports experts who will address needs at both K-12 and higher education and offer strategies, guidance and best practices. Read more>>

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Attend this webinar with Dr. John SanGiovanni, a mathematics supervisor for the Howard County Public School System, to learn how to help elementary math teachers develop instructional routines. Register now>>

Matt Zalaznick
The challenges of online learning, including family stress and students' lack of access to technology, has led superintendents to close early and begin preparing for fall 2020. Read more>>

Johnny Jackson
School district leaders must understand their obligations for transporting students who are homeless during distance learning and the transition back to school. Here's what you need to know. 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>>

Marybeth Luczak
CIOs, along with technology and other administrators, are tracking the coronavirus’ impact on spending and 2020-21 budgets. Read more>>

Michelle VandyBogurt, DA guest columnist
While it’s imperative we teach children to be competent learners and users of technology, we must also emphasize social-emotional learning, says DA guest columnist Michelle VandyBogurt, who uses coding and robotics to teach problem-solving and perseverance at Northwest Community Schools in Michigan. Read more>>

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Orlando Sentinel
Public schools face an “educational catastrophe” if federal aid isn’t pumped into their budgets to offset expected steep financial losses. Public schools need $200 billion in financial aid or could have to layoff 275,000 teachers nationwide, school leaders wrote to Congress. Read more>>

Maryland officials secured USDA approval for a program to help feed 427,000 students affected by the coronavirus-related school closures. These children, who normally benefit from the free or reduced lunch program, will now be eligible for the P-EBT program. Read more>>

The Detroit News
The superintendent of Detroit's public school system and its board president are asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to settle a legal challenge filed by Detroit schoolchildren over literacy and "to stop listening to attorneys and rely on your instincts." Read more>>

Chicago Sun-Times
The way the Chicago Public Schools allocates dollars to its 514 schools has long been under the microscope as a potential source of deepening inequity. But the district's CEO said the school funding formula is here to stay despite calls for changes. Read more>>

The Rhode Island Department of Education announced more than $400,000 was raised by nearly 70 donors to provide computers and Wi-Fi hotspots to school communities with students and families in need. Read more>>
New Jersey's leading education organizations are calling for Gov. Phil Murphy to keep schools closed for the rest of the academic year, just days after he said in an interview that there was "a chance" they could reopen. Read more>>

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The Hill
States should immediately start the waiver process from testing mandates and rethink how they will deliver academics for students if they are forced to learn from home for substantial periods of time during the upcoming school year. Read more>>

Because of the threats from heavy metals leaching out of pipes, and bacteria and parasites growing in stagnant water, researchers are studying locked-down water systems in an attempt to understand how people can safely reoccupy buildings, including schools. Read more>>

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Carolina Biological
Carolina’s new three-dimensional science kit series and digital components turn students into inquiring scientists with short investigations into life science, Earth science, physical science and engineering topics. Read more>>

Pneuma Solutions
Based on Pneuma Solutions' Augmented Document Remediation technology, Scribe for Education allows teachers to upload image files to a secure cloud service that provides near real-time conversion to text and audio formats like Braille, large print and MP3 for use by disabled students. Read more>>