The Two-Minute Briefing for K-12 Leaders
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The Two-Minute Briefing for K-12 Leaders

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Many educators and special education staff go online expecting to focus immediately on the students. In reality, educators are becoming coaches for parents as well as online educators, says DA guest columnist Sharon Soliday. More >>

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Zero-emission school buses perform well on the road and pollute less, but there are still other factors to consider before purchasing any for a school transportation fleet. More >>

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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.

State officials are discussing several different scenarios for opening schools up this fall, including how to physically distance students from one another. Scenarios under discussion include possibly staggering students and class schedules. Read more >>

In an example of how a state could help districts with coronavirus-related federal funding, Montana releases Education Stabilization Fund guidance for LEAs, plus an estimate of allocations for each district and school. Read it now!

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Only weeks after the coronavirus pandemic forced American schools online, education leaders across the country have concluded that millions of children’s learning will be severely stunted, and are planning unprecedented steps to help them catch up.

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“Sensitive, personally identifiable information” of more than 1.4 million students and more than 200,000 teachers was improperly stored by the Maryland State Department of Education, leaving them at risk of identity theft, according to a recent audit. More >>

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The U.S. Education Department opened its application process for the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund. Here's what you need to know. More >>

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The Washington Department of Natural Resources sent individual assessments of earthquake risk to administrators for 222 school buildings. Of the buildings assessed, most would be unsafe to occupy after a powerful quake, about a quarter would not be able to be repaired and 43 percent posed a “high” or “very high” risk for loss of life. More >>

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To comply with human resources deadlines, district leaders need to act now even without budgetary guidelines from state legislatures—but strategically and carefully. More >>