Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest district in California and second-largest in the nation, will provide internet connectivity to as many as 100,000 students who do not have access at home. LAUSD schools will remain closed at least until May 1 over concerns surrounding COVID-19, the district recently announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning management system company Blackboard has created a self-service portal where schools can immediately subscribe to its digital collaboration platform, Blackboard Collaborate.
The offer applies to three programs: ABCmouse, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ.
The state of Maryland announced it’s shutting down all public K–12 schools beginning Monday, owing to fears over the Novel Coronavirus, and told administrators and faculty they need to “immediately prepare for, and put into place, measures for the continuity of educational services during this prolonged period of school closure.”
As malicious threat actors increase their attacks on K–12 networks, with “potentially catastrophic” effects on educators, students, and their families, U.S. government agencies such as the GAO and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are stepping up to help schools and districts secure their cyber infrastructure.