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Keeping Students Safe and Focused During Distance Learning

With students learning from home due to COVID-19, teaching digital citizenship and choosing secure online tools are more important now than ever.

900 San Diego Students to Get Always-Connected PCs

A grant from Qualcomm Technologies, a San Diego-area company, will enable the San Diego Unified School District to deploy 900 new personal computers to students. What's unique is that the units have built-in cellular connectivity. The company has also committed to a one-time $141,000 donation to cover the cellular connectivity costs for the devices.

Trilogy Delivers High School Coding Bootcamps

2U's bootcamp division, Trilogy Education Services, has entered the business of high school coding with two online summer camps. Those are being offered by Columbia University Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies.

Sending AI Off to School

Can machine learning really free up time dedicated to grunt work, giving your educators more time for working with students?

It's Not Online Ed; Call it 'Crisis Teaching'

Nearly the entire American education system had to move online with "little to no preparation." Nobody was fully prepared, not the educators, the parents or the students. That was the description given to what happened when schools closed their doors and turned on their Zoom accounts, according to Future of School, a "public charity" focused on giving students access to quality education.

School Librarian Delivers Books by Drone for Summer Reading

A librarian at Montgomery County Public Schools has introduced book delivery services via drone, to keep kids reading during the summer. Librarian Kelly Passek, a Blacksburg Middle School librarian, pitched district leaders on the idea as a response to school closures related to COVID-19.

Closing the Digital Divide

A project in North Carolina offers lessons worth learning for your efforts to help students get the technology they need for internet access.

AP Teachers: 'Go with Hybrid, Please'

Nearly half of Advanced Placement teachers believe schools should be implementing a hybrid approach.

Dallas ISD Gets Elementary CS Ed via Amazon

Dallas Independent School District will be delivering computer science professional development to teachers in all of its elementary schools, thanks to an arrangement with Amazon.

Toolkit Offers Facility Ideas for Safe School Reopening

The report was developed with input from a number of design and urban planning organizations, all of whom envisioned how to get people into the facility and help them move around without a lot of physical proximity.

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