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Washington education officials: school must continue, even during coronavirus closures

Washington education officials: school must continue, even during coronavirus closures

WA state officials are asking schools to develop weekly plans for students, including those with disabilities, and to contact families on a regular basis. Teachers are expected to monitor students’ progress, help them set goals and offer online or paper-based instruction depending on students’ preferences. They provided educators with a long list of free virtual tools for teachers, students and parents and offered a sample “plan” for how districts could roll out distance learning.

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Remote Principal-ing: Day 2

Remote Principal-ing: Day 2

Patrick Russell is the Middle & High School Principal at Mount Vernon Christian School. He shared his Day 2 Principal-ing Video with the WFIS Board today. It conveys Pat’s sweet and clever nature that makes him the beloved school leaders his community adores!

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DeVos announces broad flexibilities to cancel testing during Covid-19

Students impacted by school closures due to COVID-19 can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request, the Department will grant a waiver to any state unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year.

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