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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

School leaders navigating coronavirus closures have shifted online learning on-the-fly to help students and teachers face numerous challenges, including access and illness. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Equity problems that plague K-12 education under normal conditions have only been worsened by the shift to online and remote learning, and the transition may leave some students farther behind come fall, experts say.   Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Teachers can improve online learning by encouraging parents to expand their concept of instruction. At-home learning activities can include imaginary play, mapping home and yards, and teaching fractions through baking. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

"Zoom bombing" is a growing cybersecurity concern as hackers infiltrate online classes to heckle teachers while displaying pornography and racist images. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

The Dallas Morning News

Resiliency is rooted in our ability to steer through everyday adversity and rebound from bigger setbacks. This likely provides little solace for students who are missing out on the ceremonies that recognize their hard work and accomplishments in high school. But the principles they learn now will provide essential life lessons that will sustain them for years to come. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

While the Korean War's devastation and the coronavirus pandemic are very different, South Korea’s aggressive move on schooling during the 1950s reflected a steadfast dedication to education. If the U.S. maintains its current sense of urgency and shared responsibility long after it’s safe for students to return to school, we, too, can move our country and its education system forward. Read more>>

Wired

The digital divide creates a challenge for teachers and administrators. Some schools are employing low-tech solutions, such as sending materials to students' homes, filming lessons that students can watch from home and more. Read more>>

Chalkbeat

School boards and other governing bodies have moved to virtual meetings. In some cases, they are operating under looser rules made possible by hastily crafted executive orders and board motions. Several situations have raised transparency questions. Read more>>

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