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Matt Zalaznick

Superintendents are now diving into the nitty-gritty as they look ahead to reopening schools safely in fall 2020 and welcoming students back into classrooms that may look a lot different. Read more>>

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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>>

Matt Zalaznick

Reforms resulting from coronavirus closures might include blended learning where struggling students spend more time in classrooms while others take online classes. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Many educators prefer beginning with instruction on grade level or resuming with what was being taught when schools closed, according to a survey. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Brainerd Public Schools Director of Technology Sarah Porisch uses weekly "Tech Tidbit" videos to give teachers tips on everything from photo editing to classroom management apps to accessibility. Read more>>

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The Hechinger Report

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the instability of relying on one counselor, or just a few, to guide hundreds of students. Besides being away from counselors, kids are now also out of sight of their teachers and peers, two groups that often help counselors identify who might need their help. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times

If the political leaders of the country are serious about rebooting businesses, they have to recognize that child care is an essential piece of the country’s economic infrastructure. They need to figure out how to safely reopen the schools, daycare centers and other businesses that care for the children so parents can get back to work. Read more>>


The pandemic is likely to be a turning point as far as the role of technology in public, K-12 education. Proposed district plans include schools running both online and in-person. That requires huge investments in materials, equipment and training for teachers, and equipment and connectivity for families. Read more>>

The New York Times

Across the country, high school teachers and administrators are going out of their way to recognize their seniors as the coronavirus pandemic has closed schools and forced the cancellation of proms and graduation ceremonies. Read more>>

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