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Common Sense Launches 'Wide Open School' to Assist with Remote Learning

Common Sense has launched an online school to help educators and families cope with remote learning and teaching. "Wide Open School," as it's called, features resources curated by the media organization and provided by a number of well known education content providers, including Khan Academy, Scholastic, Time for Kids, National Geographic, PBS, Sesame Workshop and others. The daily learning activities are organized by grade band and subject.

How the Pandemic Stimulus Bill Pays Out for Education

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 24, 2020, includes about $30.75 billion in funding dedicated to the needs of public education.

ISTE Conference Postponed Until November

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is postponing its annual convention until the end of November. It was originally scheduled to take place in June in Anaheim.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 30, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

School Districts Pump Out Medical Gear with 3D Printers

Calling all 3D printers! That's the word all over the country as makerspaces run by school districts have begun churning out essential medical gear for area healthcare workers.

Student Privacy in a Time of Pandemic

How should a school respond if it receives a voluntary request from a local, state or federal agency for student records to assist in responding to a COVID-19 outbreak in the area?

Educators Implore FCC to Cover Home Internet in E-rate Expansion

It's time for E-rate to cover the cost of home internet access. That's the word from 7,664 teachers, education IT people, principals and superintendents who have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the Commission to make E-rate funds available to help schools and districts "equip" students with home internet access.

Smithsonian Releases 3 Million Images into the Wild

The Smithsonian Institution has launched an open access project that removes copyright restrictions from about 2.8 million images from its digital collection and almost two centuries' worth of data.

LAUSD to Provide Internet Connectivity for Students Who Don’t Have Access

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.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 23, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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