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Dawn Zimmerman

COVID-19
April 5, 2020

Videos of Distance Learning in Greater Minnesota

In the past week, we saw teachers rise to the challenge of distance learning and…
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COVID-19
April 4, 2020

Student Loan Collections Stopped Due to COVID-19

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos directed FSA to stop wage garnishment, and collections…
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COVID-19
April 4, 2020

CARES Act Provides $365 million for Minnesota Education

The nearly $31 billion COVID-19 support package for education will provide $365 million for Minnesota…
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COVID-19
April 4, 2020

Schools Impacted by New Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Although the CARES Act has received the most attention, it was the last of three…
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COVID-19
April 2, 2020

MDE Issues New Guidance on Hourly Staff

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) issued new guidance on Thursday on how schools can…
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COVID-19
April 1, 2020

Editorial: Be kind, patient, understanding

MREA Board President Lance Bagstad had this published in the Star Tribune on distance learning…
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COVID-19
March 29, 2020

New Guidance as Schools Begin First Week of Distance Learning

As Minnesota school districts move into their first week of distance learning, two touchstones of…
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