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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.

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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.

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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.

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Star Tribune: School closings bring relief for some, challenges for others

From: Star Tribune Some parents question whether an eight-day closure mandated Sunday by Gov. Tim Walz — effective Wednesday until March 27 — is enough to isolate and combat the coronavirus outbreak. But other districts are leaning on past and upcoming spring breaks to extend the closure.

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MPR: After school-closure announcement, teachers and districts across Minnesota get to work

From: Minnesota Public Radio: Gov. Walz and other state officials said the school closure, through March 27, is intended to allow educators to prepare for the possibility of longer-term online education. But not all students and teachers have those resources, or as smooth a transition to online learning.