COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Arizona State Compiles Free Resources for Remote K–12 Learners

Arizona State University has developed a hub to support remote learners "at any age." ASU for You consists of a collection of content, courses, training videos, tutoring, textbook replacements, professional development for educators, and workforce retraining resources.

Google Explains How to Prep Chromebooks for Home Use

As district IT teams prepare their Chromebooks to go home with students during school closures due to coronavirus, Google has developed some text resources to help them make the changes needed to those devices.

More Than Half of All States Have Shut Down All of Their Schools

More than half of the states in the United States have now closed all of their schools, along with all of the largest individual school districts.

SETDA Produces Coalition to Support Online Learning

SETDA, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, has produced the "Coalition for eLearning," to help state leaders and others make decisions about how to respond to school closures in the face of COVID-19.

California's PBS Stations Announce Educational TV Schedule and Digital Learning Resources

Public broadcasting stations in California have announced plans to support students sequestered at home because of COVID-19 by delivering schedules of daily education television programs that mesh with state learning standards.

Resources & Tips for Remote Education During School Closures

Today the Coronavirus has left public school systems and private schools scrambling to find alternative ways to continue to educate students for an extended period of time.

Nonprofits Have Until March 20 to Apply for Grant to Deliver Services to Kids

Local community nonprofits in the United States that serve children ages 12 and under have been invited to apply for grants this week, specifically to ramp up their work in serving health and nutritional needs and special education support through the current COVID-19 crisis.

Charter Offers Free WiFi to Students Locked out of Schools During Coronavirus Panic

Charter Communications is offering free broadband access for 60 days to any household with K–12 or college students affected by COVID-19 closings.

LAUSD Becomes Largest District to Shut Schools Amid the Coronavirus Panic

Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school district, today announced it would be closing its schools beginning Monday. LAUSD serves more than 730,000 students. The closures are expected to last two weeks.

More States, Large Districts Shut Down Schools over Coronavirus Fears

The state closures seem by and large to have been implemented with very little or no coordination with school or district leaders, and none include concrete plans for delivering educational services during the closures.

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