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Report: No Way to Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout

From U.S. News and World Report: A new cost estimate from school superintendents shows reopening following CDC guidelines is cost-prohibitive.


Minnesota’s online schools attract interest amid pandemic

From the Star Tribune:  As online schools report increased interest in their offerings, and the outlook for brick-and-mortar schools has yet to be settled for the fall, the question arises: How strong of an option are they?


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.


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.


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