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Matt Zalaznick
Ideas are emerging for fall 2020 as school leaders foresee blending in-person and online learning for different groups of students on alternating days and in the evenings. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Turning school buses into mobile WiFi hotspots will provide broadband access and equity in narrowing the digital divide in online learning during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Read more>>

Kara Arundel
To make graduation determinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, school administrators and IEP teams will need to understand new diploma flexibilities and whether each student with disabilities met the revised course credit requirements. 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>>

Kevin Brown
One middle school’s journey from concept to implementation offers a familiar refrain: "Esports teaches students? When can I sign up?" Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Equity in elementary school career awareness means showing all students how important a college degree is to a successful career. Read more>>

Top News

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will not recommend that Congress waive the main requirements of three federal education laws, including IDEA, following the passing of the CARES Act. Read more>>

San Francisco Chronicle
If the pandemic is under control, California schools could reopen as early as July to help make up for a “learning loss” caused by early closures and a switch to online classes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. Read more>>

New York City officials unveiled a new grading policy for students across its public schools. The plan varies by age and leaves open the possibility of virtual summer schooling for underperforming students. Read more>>

The Boston Globe
About 1,000 Massachusetts high school seniors did everything they needed to to graduate—except pass the MCAS. This spring, the state canceled MCAS testing. The Board of Education gave these students a reprieve, now offering a pathway to a diploma. Read more>>

The state’s education superintendent says school leaders are working on multiple scenarios to address what a new school year might look like, including reducing the number of students in classrooms and on buses. Read more>>

The students' lawyers argued that literacy is a fundamental skill to living in a democracy, and thus protected by the U.S. Constitution. In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court agreed. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Getting Smart
The recent adjustment to distance learning has required teachers to manage curriculum differently, redistribute expectations and plan accordingly under the circumstances. Online testing is no exception. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
With many colleges asking for a commitment by May 1, high school seniors who had planned to go away to college face one of the most difficult decisions of their lives, especially since they don’t know if campuses will open in the fall. Read more>>

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Embodied, Inc.
Moxie is a robot with machine learning technology that allows it to perceive, process and respond to natural conversation, eye contact, facial expressions and other behavior as well as recognize and recall people, places and things. Read more>>

Georgia Power
The Georgia Power Learning Power app includes interactive lessons with real-world applications of STEM, energy and energy efficiency content. The mobile game app supports Learning Power's STEM-based classroom energy lessons. Read more>>