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All K-12 schools in Indiana will move to online learning for the remainder of the academic year
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Apr 3, 6:57 AM: All K-12 schools in Indiana will deliver remote instruction for the remainder of the academic year. Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick made the announcement during Gov. Eric Holcomb's press briefing Thursday afternoon. All school >
Editorial: Start new school year as soon as it's safe
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Apr 3, 6:55 AM: Thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s K-12 schools finally have some certainty about the remainder of the school. After weeks of wondering how long the shutdown would continue and whether their work to reach students would >
St. Joseph Catholic School teachers using online options during school closure
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Apr 3, 6:22 AM: Due to the world-wide Covid-19 virus pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz announced on March 15 that schools would close March 18-27 for teachers and staff to develop and implement distance learning plans beginning March 30 and now extended to >
Getting an offer to a selective enrollment high school in Chicago is a big deal. But CPS blames a ‘clerical error’ for some students getting passed up.
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Apr 3, 6:16 AM: Nearly 200 students who took the selective enrollment exam at King College Prep in January have since learned that they may have been affected by an error that prevented them from receiving offers from the 11 selective enrollment >
Opinion: History repeats with Minneapolis schools plan
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Apr 2, 7:35 AM: People for and opposed to the Minneapolis School District’s restructuring plan gathered at a school board meeting in March. A final board vote on the proposal is scheduled for April 28.
With coronavirus shutdown extended, Ohio schools prepare for long-term online learning
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Apr 1, 6:59 AM: After nearly three weeks of uncertainty, districts in central Ohio are now pivoting toward their long-term plans for students to complete assignments from home, starting next week. On Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all Ohio school >
IPS Board Reaffirms Budget, Innovation Schools After Concerns On Meeting Access
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Apr 1, 6:07 AM: District staff are still working to figure out a remote learning plan for students. IPS is on spring break now, and school is scheduled to resume April 6. Johnson says high school students will be receiving some type of device to >
Some Iowa schools could require students to finish classes remotely through coronavirus closures
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Mar 31, 6:30 AM: Students enrolled in K-12 schools in Iowa could be required to continue their schoolwork remotely if their district receives permission from the state, according to Iowa Department of Education guidance published Friday.
CPS to distribute 100K laptops, iPads and Chromebooks for students to use at home
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Mar 31, 6:11 AM: Chicago Public Schools officials announced its new remote learning plan Monday in order to meet new state requirements.
CPS teacher loses bid to recover ‘fair share’ dues
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Mar 30, 7:28 AM: A teacher trying to recover “fair share” fees he paid to a union before they were declared unconstitutional does not have a claim for conversion, a federal judge held Thursday.
Ratings could end tenure for Minnesota's teachers
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Mar 30, 7:24 AM: A radical new approach to evaluating teachers could end their tenure protections and tie job ratings to student test scores, changing the face of education in Minnesota.
Madison School District takes back child care requirement, still asks staff to ‘plan ahead’
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Mar 30, 6:22 AM:

Following strong opposition from staff and Madison Teachers Inc., the Madison Metropolitan School District has softened language that previously required staff working remotely during the COVID-19 closings to secure child care. >

Minnesota parents, too, are tested as education moves back home
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Mar 30, 6:11 AM: Groups for home-schoolers are inundated with requests for tips, advice, resources and just plain reassurance.
What parents think about e-learning while schools are closed
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Mar 27, 7:55 AM: The coronavirus pandemic has changed how teachers interact with their students drastically, forcing schools and families to turn to online learning to keep up with lesson plans.
Students feeling left behind as schools try to educate kids online — with little guidance
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Mar 27, 7:41 AM:

Without specific guidance from the state or the same resources across districts and even schools within the same city, the adjustment has been anything but uniform.

Voucher freeze draws grumbles, but legislature’s easing of graduation rules and testing earn praise
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Mar 27, 6:57 AM:

The state legislature is earning praise for its vote Wednesday to eliminate state tests and report cards this year and to let local schools decide which high school seniors can graduate amid the closure of schools due to the >

Letter: Crisis presents opportunity for education reform
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Mar 26, 7:44 AM: There is no doubt that the state Legislature should get back in session and change state law to permit days out of school for this public health emergency to be counted as instructional days. Furthermore, it is imperative that all >
How will Chicago-area schools make e-learning work when some kids don’t have internet? Officials vow to do ‘whatever we can to bridge the digital divide.’
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Mar 26, 7:24 AM: Elizabeth Maldonado has four school-aged children and one laptop for them to use. The computer belongs to her oldest son, a high school sophomore in Little Village. But with Chicago Public Schools closed for more than a week already >
Coronavirus pushed school online. But what happens when you don't have internet at home?
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Mar 26, 6:46 AM: So, while her colleagues are “social distancing” by teaching their classes from home and her students complete assignments from their kitchen tables, Uesseler will be inside her empty classroom – making use of the school’s strong >
U. of I. makes academic changes to give students more flexibility, lower stress during semester upended by coronavirus
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Mar 26, 6:02 AM: The university acknowledged in a letter to students this week that the move to remote learning, as well as Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s statewide order to shelter-in-place, was placing “considerable stress on faculty, students and staff.” >

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