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Closed schools in Minnesota begin to lay off, furlough staff

From Minnesota Public Radio:  The cuts affect educators and others working in fee-based programs, including after-school care or early childhood.


‘I can only do so much’: Families of kids with disabilities struggle with distance learning

From the Daily Reformer:  With Minnesota schools closed for nearly a month in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, educators and families of children with disabilities are scrambling to navigate uncharted territory: providing remote special education instruction and services to students with complex needs.


What Will K-12 Schools Look Like Post-Coronavirus?

From EdSurge:  What will K-12 schools look like after social distancing is over and people reassess what they want from school systems after the pandemic?

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Students Might Have to Take College Admissions Tests at Home This Fall

From the New York Times: The coronavirus is forcing the SAT and ACT to develop digital versions of the standardized tests in case schools remain closed. Critics fear that could deepen inequities.


What to expect from the last two weeks of Minnesota’s 2020 Legislature

From MinnPost: Instead of bargaining over budget and taxes or which partisan policy priorities might end up in the massive omnibus bills that have dominated the conclusion of previous sessions, GOP and DFL leaders and Gov. Tim Walz this year are bartering over legislative powers under the governor’s state of emergency called to respond to