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Parents become teachers overnight in St. Louis area schools
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Apr 8, 8:42 AM: At the language immersion charter school in downtown St. Louis, administrators sent a proposed schedule to parents and staff on March 16. After receiving feedback that the schedule was too intense, they added more breaks.
Letter: Schools should have closed completely. Teaching online only widens the achievement gap.
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Apr 8, 8:31 AM: As a school psychologist with 40-plus years experience, I am distressed by decisions made regarding futile attempts to continue schooling through an unfair, improvised system that leaves the most vulnerable further behind in a >
Maine says schools should plan to keep classrooms closed for rest of academic year
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Apr 8, 8:25 AM: Maine’s commissioner of education is recommending that schools across the state plan to continue to replace in-person classroom and group instruction with remote and distance learning programs for the remainder of the 2019-20 >
Local PA Cyber School Parent Shares Online Learning Tips
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Apr 8, 8:12 AM: Dolak started cyber schooling her daughter three years ago. "Definitely trial and error," says Dolak. "I researched a lot about what was helping other people and we found what worked for us is just schedule, schedule, schedule." >
Opinion: Why virtual learning has a future in the coronavirus age
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Apr 8, 7:28 AM: During the initial weeks of the coronavirus outbreak, many high school students in Connecticut felt as though the threat was both distant and insignificant. However, the sense of panic that would ensue in the coming weeks became >
Opinion: Why are cybercharter schools treated as a threat, not savior, amid shutdowns?
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Apr 8, 6:20 AM: Pennsylvania parents who view online education as a viable alternative to conventional district schools during this time of crisis have greatly unsettled their state’s education establishment.
As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out
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Apr 7, 8:48 AM: Teachers at some schools across the country report that less than half of their students are participating in online learning.
Opinion: School’s online, but high-tech bells and whistles can’t replace good teaching
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Apr 7, 8:43 AM:

The current crisis is pushing us all to think about how to do distance education differently, making wise use of tools and techniques to teach students effectively while attending to the challenges they face. In this case, our >

Launching online learning at L.A. schools during coronavirus is ‘akin to landing on the moon
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Apr 7, 8:16 AM:

In a sign that the digital divide may be narrowing among Los Angeles public high school students who have lacked computer or internet access, teachers have connected with 96% of their pupils, leaving about 5,000 still unaccounted >

Nevada Interrupted: As shift to online schooling underscores digital divide, Cox expands free intern
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Apr 7, 7:58 AM: Many Nevadans are adjusting to the proliferation of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, stocking up on supplies and staying at home. The Nevada Independent is sharing stories each day about how the pandemic has disrupted >
92,000 DPS Students Transition To Remote Learning Tuesday
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Apr 7, 7:50 AM: Spring break is over for students at Denver Public Schools. The district will begin remote learning on Tuesday. Earlier this month, DPS announced schools would stay closed through the rest of the school year.
Savannah schools meet challenges with online learning due to COVID-19
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Apr 7, 7:42 AM: What was thought to be a temporary change is all but permanent now with all K-12 brick-and-mortar schools shut down for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure was extended with an >
Putting Rivalries Aside, Media, Education and Tech Giants Come Together (CER in the news)
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Apr 6, 8:35 AM:

Under normal circumstances, companies like Time for Kids, Scholastic and Khan Academy are competitors; after all, each provides educational content, and teachers can bring only so many apps and websites into the classroom.

How online learning may be more than a stopgap in the US
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Apr 6, 8:30 AM: What changes to the way children are educated might come after the current pandemic? While there are still shortcomings to address, some see innovation happening in online learning – and in how people think about the goal of >
What does virtual learning look like for a special education teacher?
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Apr 6, 7:28 AM: While there continue to be hiccups, Infante-Green has repeatedly praised teachers for stepping up to the challenge. In fact, her narrative on the capabilities of Providence teachers has done a 180-degree turn, from highly critical >
Alaska’s new, Florida-based virtual school is not sitting well with some educators
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Apr 6, 7:12 AM:

As Alaska educators scramble to adjust lessons to the new reality of online teaching, some are blasting a decision by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to launch a new virtual school in partnership with a Florida program that >

Now more than ever, Houston’s ‘digital divide’ imperils children’s education
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Apr 6, 6:53 AM: Districts throughout the region are scrambling to equip tens of thousands of children with computers and internet access, jockeying with each other to secure coveted devices in high demand during the pandemic. In the meantime, many >
Some Pittsburgh-area school districts were prepared for unexpected shutdown
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Apr 6, 6:51 AM: Elizabeth-Forward Superintendent Todd Keruskin said the district has only missed one day of instruction during the closure. He credits that to years of aggressively investing in digital resources and programs that have modernized >
How NYC moved the country’s largest school district online during the coronavirus pandemic
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Apr 6, 5:37 AM: Over the past two weeks, teachers, students and parents in NYC have begun using online tools to cope with a new system for remote learning. The country’s largest school district is working to distribute internet-connected devices >
Parents and Schools Are Struggling to Care for Kids With Special Needs
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Apr 3, 8:50 AM: For most parents and teachers across the United States, school closures as a result of the new coronavirus have left them grappling with their new realities: Parents must suddenly add “schoolteacher” to their burgeoning list of >

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