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MN makes plans for in-person instruction, home visits despite school-closure order

From the Pioneer Press:  Minnesota education leaders are looking to strengthen their approach to distance learning, four weeks into an experiment that has exposed unequal access to technology and threatens to leave struggling students further behind.


‘I miss my teachers’: Already on the margins, homeless students hit hard by shuttered schools

From Minnesota Public Radio: Educators say some older teens are essentially dropping out during pandemic.


Gov. Walz orders Minnesota schools closed the rest of the school year

From Star Tribune: The order was initially set to expire on May 4, but Gov. Tim Walz left the door open to extending that order to cover the rest of the school year.


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.