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[EdNews Round Up Update] COVID-19 and Education Impacts X

[EdNews Round Up Update] COVID-19 and Education Impacts X

No one knows better than educators about the importance of staying up-to-date. The spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has had major impacts across the U.S., including the closure of most schools and districts nationwide. We stand with you, focused on building school around the student, especially during times where access to quality instruction is restricted. We continue to actively monitor the situation and have a dedicated team in place to help us better respond to the needs of educators and students however we can. In these situations, online learning is more relevant and important than ever, and we want to help so that you can continue to feel supported as you meet your learners' academic needs.

In this week’s edition of Edmentum’s EdNews Round Up, you’ll find the latest news we have gathered pertaining to COVID-19 and the impact on U.S. education. Of course, you can find the latest updates and data on COVID-19 on the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization websites as well as helpful resources. 

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures
The coronavirus pandemic has forced widespread school closures in the United States in an unprecedented disruption of K-12 schooling. Use the map below to see state-level information about school closures.

How is COVID-19 Affecting Children’s Health? 4 Questions Answered
Education leaders are grappling with how to safely reopen schools in the coming months amid a still-evolving understanding of how the disease infects and affects children, and how best to prevent them from carrying it to others.

Poll: 20% of teachers unlikely to return in fall
Education Dive
One in five teachers surveyed in an USA Today/Ipsos poll said they will likely not return to the classroom in the fall, USA Today reports.

A Looming Financial Meltdown For America's Schools
With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, “we’re about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history.”

Getting Ready to Teach Next Year
There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 school year, but planning for a mix of remote and in-person instruction will help educators be ready.

Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children
Four out of 10 of the poorest U.S. students are accessing remote learning as little as once a week or less, according to a new survey from ParentsTogether, an advocacy group.

What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios
In a new guide released by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America, the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year.

DeVos Faces Pushback Over Plan To Reroute Aid To Private School Students
The U.S. education secretary has told public K-12 schools they should use their coronavirus relief money to help private school students, too.

Edmentum Cares

If you are concerned about your students being able to access quality instruction and resources for an extended period of time, we are committed to helping you by providing free access to high quality curriculum, assessment, and educational services through the remainder of the school year. The Edmentum Capacity Assistance Program (E-CAP) helps ensure that teachers can continue teaching and students can continue learning during school closures. Together, we’ll work with you to tailor an implementation plan that establishes the best learning environment for your school or district and sets your teachers up for success in virtual instruction. 

We have also developed a number of free K-12 e-learning resources that are available to you, designed to help as you plan, and in the unfortunate event that your school or district closes. These resources include math, language arts, science, reading and literacy activities from a variety of our online programs, video lessons, access to program specific resources, school closure best practices, live and on demand webinars, and more.