Austin American-Statesman: In reversal, Austin schools to offer virtual learning for kindergarten through 6th grade

Austin American-Statesman: In reversal, Austin schools to offer virtual learning for kindergarten through 6th grade. “Austin is the second Central Texas school district to add a last-minute virtual option after previously canceling online classes due to a lack of state funding. It joins the Round Rock school district, which announced a virtual program last week for students in kindergarten and first through sixth grades.”

AGDAILY: USDA launches new website for science-minded students

AGDAILY: USDA launches new website for science-minded students. “Geared toward K-12 students with an interest in food and science, AgLab offers a variety of content to promote a greater understanding of how agricultural research is helping meet the food, fiber, feed and fuel needs of a growing world population while also safeguarding our environment and natural resources.”

New York Times: What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far

New York Times: What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far. “In an effort to better account for virus cases in kindergarten through 12th grade, The New York Times set out to collect data from state and local health and education agencies and through directly surveying school districts in eight states. Our goal was to understand, as well as possible, how prevalent the virus was in America’s schools over the first weeks of classes.”

EurekAlert: Chemical Insights’ 3D printing toolkit now available to schools through Green Strides

EurekAlert: Chemical Insights’ 3D printing toolkit now available to schools through Green Strides. “Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, has made its 3D printing toolkit available to schools nationwide by including it in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Green Strides online resource portal. The Green Strides portal is a one-stop resource providing K-12 schools with tools to pursue knowledge and practices to help make them more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible.”

Phys .org: COVID-19 pandemic could decimate outdoor environmental, science education programs

Phys .org: COVID-19 pandemic could decimate outdoor environmental, science education programs. “The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the survival of organizations nationwide that provide critical outdoor environmental and science education to K-12 students, with an alarming 63% of such groups uncertain about their ability to ever reopen their doors, according to a study released this week by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.”

Penn State News: New website helps K-12 teachers tackle remote learning

Penn State News: New website helps K-12 teachers tackle remote learning. “The K-12 Media Repository provides a comprehensive list of links to educational resources that provide information on varied topics related to online education. The posts are organized into categories such as individual grade levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12), early childhood education, family literacy, special education, and technology tools for teaching.”

EdWeek Market Brief: New Database Catalogs Remote Learning Approaches in 82 Districts Closed by Coronavirus

EdWeek Market Brief: New Database Catalogs Remote Learning Approaches in 82 Districts Closed by Coronavirus. “Companies wanting a closer look at how districts are implementing remote learning plans can tap into a new database with details on 82 K-12 districts and their efforts. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is cataloging efforts by districts across the country to continue instruction for students as their schools are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, CRPE has collected data from 82 districts, many of them in urban areas of the country, and will continue to add districts to the list, said Robin Lake, the organization’s director.”

Learning about artificial intelligence: A hub of MIT resources for K-12 students (MIT News)

MIT News: Learning about artificial intelligence: A hub of MIT resources for K-12 students. “In light of the recent events surrounding Covid-19, learning for grades K-12 looks very different than it did a month ago. Parents and educators may be feeling overwhelmed about turning their homes into classrooms. With that in mind, a team led by Media Lab Associate Professor Cynthia Breazeal has launched aieducation.mit.edu to share a variety of online activities for K-12 students to learn about artificial intelligence, with a focus on how to design and use it responsibly.”

CNET: K-12 online classes and activities to continue education at home during coronavirus

CNET: K-12 online classes and activities to continue education at home during coronavirus. “Here are several free or discounted online learning resources for pre-K-12 students to complete from home to keep up the learning (and to save you from yet another viewing of Frozen 2 on Disney Plus). If you’re looking for even more, this post also has an extensive list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.”

Southern New Hampshire University: Top Education Leaders Release Free Online Resources for Educators, Frontline Workers, and the Public in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Southern New Hampshire University: Top Education Leaders Release Free Online Resources for Educators, Frontline Workers, and the Public in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. “SNHU, a national, nonprofit leader in online education, compiled and released a full set of free resources for educators to use as they transition to online instruction. From building an online course, to feedback types and delivery, and how to accommodate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the online classroom, these resources that helped SNHU grow its robust online learning platforms are now available for free to those new to online education. SNHU will be building upon these resources in the coming weeks. SNHU and its partner, K12 Inc. are also releasing a set of online modules for k-12 educators moving to online instruction. The four modules include Basics of Teaching Online, Supporting Students and Their Families, Tools and Technology, and Advanced Topics in Online Instruction.”

AlticeUSA: Altice USA Brings Free Broadband to K-12 and College Students During Coronavirus Pandemic

AlticeUSA: Altice USA Brings Free Broadband to K-12 and College Students During Coronavirus Pandemic. “Altice USA is committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.”

John Wiley & Sons : Wiley Opens Access to Support Educators, Researchers & Professionals Amid Growing COVID-19 Impact (PRESS RELEASE)

Marketscreener: John Wiley & Sons : Wiley Opens Access to Support Educators, Researchers & Professionals Amid Growing COVID-19 Impact (PRESS RELEASE). “Beginning today, instructors without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta or zyBooks, can receive free access for their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term.”