To do a better job tracking students whereabouts, some schools now plan to request contact information updates more regularly and offer tutorials for parents to make updates virtually.
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May 11, 2020
Behind the scenes, school district employees manning IT help desks are playing the role of an unsung cast that has made the shift to remote learning possible.
April 27, 2020
Analyst predicts that a frustrating stretch could continue for district officials desperate to acquire devices such as Chromebooks and iPads during coronavirus closures.
April 14, 2020
K-12 Device 'Arms Race': Philly School District's 'Heaven Sent' Chromebooks For Coronavirus Closures
The Philly School District's story of how it acquired 40,000 new devices underscores a new reality: districts across the country are competing for every device available during the coronavirus-induced remote learning movement.
April 06, 2020
The district is cracking down after an increase in privacy and security concerns around the popular videoconference platform.
March 27, 2020
Many parents are having to take on a variety of new roles, from playing IT help desk to becoming makeshift teaching assistants to supervising recess.
March 23, 2020
Hundreds of buses could be used as mobile hotspots for remote learning with a particular focus on high-poverty and rural areas.
March 20, 2020
The Federal Communications Commission is engaging Congress to expand funding for in-home connectivity and devices for teachers and students grappling with the coronavirus crisis.