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MinnPost: Child care providers are calling for financial aid to help them stay afloat

Link: From MinnPost When Gov. Tim Walz ordered schools and businesses to close for the coronavirus pandemic, he asked Minnesota’s child care providers to stay open to help keep essential workers like nurses and grocers on the job. But just a few days into the lock down, many private child care operations say they are


Star Tribune: High school league will base future actions on government directives

Link: From the Star Tribune The league’s executive committee only briefly addressed spring sports, saying it will follow the lead of state and federal officials dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pioneer Press: Meals on bus wheels: Schools deliver to-go meals for kids during COVID-19 closure

Link: From the Pioneer Press Schools might not be in session right now because of the coronavirus, but in some districts, the buses are still running. Instead of delivering children, they’re delivering meals.


Many MN child care centers remain open, putting parents and workers in tough spot

Minnesota Public Radio: Whether to keep day cares open or order them to close is a lose-lose situation: Close child care centers and you leave families who can’t telecommute unable to find care for their young ones. Stay open and risk spreading the disease further.


Star Tribune: Minnesota schools, parents struggle to adjust to school closure

From Star Tribune: Just as parents scramble to find ways to adjust their lives during the school closures, St. Paul and Minneapolis educators have their own challenge: finding ways to teach nearly 70,000 students from a distance.