T.H.E. Journal News

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School Districts Pump Out Medical Gear with 3D Printers

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:58
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.

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

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:00
Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Updated: Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:36
In response to the number of states, districts and schools that are shuttering schools to students over the next several weeks in response to fears about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. (Updated March 26)

Student Privacy in a Time of Pandemic

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:40
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?

Smithsonian Releases 3 Million Images into the Wild

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:02
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.

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

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:52
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.

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

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 15:05
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)

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 07:00
Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Arizona State Compiles Free Resources for Remote K–12 Learners

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:55
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.

Feds Say States Can Skip High-Stakes Testing This Year

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:29
The U.S. Department of Education has issued notification that states can choose to "bypass" standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Secretary Betsy DeVos said in the announcement that the department would grant a waiver to any state unable to assess its students "due to the ongoing national emergency."

Resource: State Department of Education Websites for Coronavirus/COVID-19

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:52
Every state and most territories in the United States have developed websites on their departments of education or public instruction regarding how they're responding to coronavirus (COVID-19). THE Journal has compiled a list of those websites for your reference.

Google Explains How to Prep Chromebooks for Home Use

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:36
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.

List of States Shutting Down All Their Schools Grows to 36

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:31
Between Monday and Tuesday, four more states ordered their schools closed, bringing the total to 36 states. Here is a complete list, with closure dates.