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Editorial: Minnesota schools are in line for pandemic relief

From the Star Tribune: To better understand where those funds are most needed, the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) surveyed its members on their priorities. Their answers provided insight into the financial strain schools are under.

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Minnesota schools allowed to reopen for summer: Here’s what it means

From Minnesota Public Radio: The new guidelines recommend school districts and charters offer in-person options starting in late June, but allow them to begin these sorts of programs as soon as the end of each district’s traditional school year.

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Federal Update: USDA extends meal flexibility through summer

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the extension of three nationwide waivers this week, giving child nutrition program operators the flexibility to continue to feed children during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also promoting social distancing.     With the extension of these waivers, models such as drive-thru food pickups, bus delivery and other means to deliver

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With school buildings closed, children’s mental health is suffering

From Minnesota Public Radio | View article Most U.S. states have canceled in-person classes for the rest of the academic year. This week in Senate testimony, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sounded a cautionary note on the prospect of reopening school buildings nationwide, even in the

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Minnesota parents, educators stress need to maintain personal connection with students while online learning

From the Star Tribune | View article A Star Tribune survey of parents shows that the more frequent the live video sessions between staff and students, the greater their satisfaction with their children’s learning.