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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

Education leaders are considering staggering class schedules, reconfiguring classrooms, longer school days and continued online learning to allow for social distancing. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

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

Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Games offer students choice, while giving educators access to data that allows them to adjust lessons accordingly, says Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Superintendents will likely need budget funds to extend school days and school years to make up for learning time lost to the coronavirus closures, a former longtime education CFO says. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

The New York Times

Remote schooling poses a special challenge for families who are not fluent in English. About five million American schoolchildren are classified as English-language learners, meaning they lack fluency, and even more come from homes where their parents speak a different language. Read more>>

NPR

More than three dozen states now have ordered or recommended that schools stay shut for the rest of this academic year, and so this nationwide experiment with distance learning continues. But what that looks like can differ wildly from state to state, district to district, even school to school. Read more>>

The Atlantic

No amount of love and care at home can turn the average parent into a special-education teacher overnight. Nor can it enable them to practice occupational, speech, or physical therapy—services that are provided in many schools, but aren’t always covered by insurance and can therefore be out of reach. Read more>>

The New York Times

Learning reversals could hobble an entire generation unless state leaders quickly work to reverse the slide. Any reasonable approach would include diagnostic testing, aggressive remedial plans, and an outreach effort, without which many disadvantaged students might not return to school at all. Read more>>

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