COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


ED Grant Competition Offers $300 Million in Funds to 'Rethink Education'

The United State Department of Education has announced a new grant program offering $307.5 million in funds for states to "create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary learners in response to the COVID-19 national emergency."

The State of AP Credit During COVID-19 Adjustments

There's no guarantee that colleges or universities will grant credit for successful Advanced Placement testing in any of the 38 AP courses currently available.

Montana Schools May Reopen as Soon as May 7

Montana's Office of Public Instruction issued a recommendation April 9 that districts keep their schools closed for the rest of the spring semester. However, two weeks later, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced as a part of a phased reopening of the state that district leaders may decide for themselves whether they will resume in-person instruction or not.

Fantasy Student Robotics Competition on YouTube This Saturday

Competitive student robotics are back in business. On Saturday, Apr. 25, 2020, the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation will be broadcasting a fantasy robotics competition on YouTube. Competitors will be virtually generated using past match results from the VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away and VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover world championships, with the winners of the new tournament recognized during the "VEX Virtual Worlds Celebration."

Missouri College Hosting First Open Esports Tournament ... Online

A Missouri college will shortly be running its first open esports tournament. That will take place online between May 1 and 3, 2020 and be hosted by Crowder College, a two-year community college serving nine counties in the state. The event will feature one-on-one competitions with Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. The semi-finals and finals will be live-streamed on May 3.

Distance Learning Summit Tackles Challenges of Remote Instruction in the Time of Pandemic

THE Journal is launching a new virtual event for education professionals, including information technology leaders, administrators, instructional technologists and educators themselves. The event is free to attend.

8 Steps for Developing a Robust Plan for Distance Learning

Make sure your district is covering the legal basics as you develop your remote instruction efforts.

Education Leaders Push for Changes to Keep Americans Connected Pledge

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has asserted that some companies are withholding free access service from families who have outstanding bills or other debt problems with the company.

New Program Uses Video Capture for Assessment

CrossBraining has launched an enhanced version of its program for experiential learning and assessment.

Tennessee District Ramps Up Print Production with Mimeo

A Tennessee school system has hired print management company that happens to be locally based to generate the hard-copy resources needed for at-home learning.

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