COVID-19 Guidance from SEAs (Last Updated 6/12/20)
State, Entity, TerritoryCOVID-19 Education ResourcesCOVID-19 Special Education ResourcesSchool Reopening PlansSummer Plans/Extended ServicesContinuity of Instruction Plans
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Alabama
https://www.alsde.edu/covid-19https://www.alsde.edu/covid-19 Scroll to "Other Guidance: Special Education..."https://www.alsde.edu/COVID19%20Updates/Dr.%20Mackey%20Update%205-21-20.pdfhttps://www.alsde.edu/COVID19%20Updates/Dr.%20Mackey%20Update%205-21-20.pdfhttps://www.alsde.edu/COVID19%20Updates/ALSDE%202019-2020%20LEA%20Academic%20Continuity%20Plan_Final.pdf
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Alaska
https://education.alaska.gov/safeschools/infectiousdiseasehttps://education.alaska.gov/safeschools/infectiousdisease Scroll to Considerations for Special Educationhttps://education.alaska.gov/news/COVID-19/Alaska%20Smart%20Start%202020%20Framework%20Guidance.pdfhttps://aklearns.org/i/smartstart-continuity/
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American Samoa
https://www.doe.as/https://www.doe.as/District/Department/7-Special-Education/News/1274-ESY-2019.htmlhttps://www.doe.as/files/user/2/file/ASDOE%20SCHOOLS%20FINAL%20GUIDELINES%20DESCRIPTIONS%20OF%20CONTINUITY%20OF%20EDUCATION%20ACTION%20PLAN(1).pdf https://www.doe.as/files/user/2/file/ASDOE%20SCHOOLS%20FINAL%20ACTION%20PLAN%20GUIDELINES(1).pdf
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Arizona
https://www.azed.gov/communications/2020/03/10/guidance-to-schools-on-covid-19/https://www.azed.gov/specialeducation/special-education-guidance-for-covid-19/https://www.azed.gov/communications/2020/03/10/guidance-to-schools-on-covid-19/https://www.azed.gov/communications/2020/03/10/guidance-to-schools-on-covid-19 Scroll to "Resources for School Leaders" and "Resources for Families:https://www.azed.gov/communications/files/2020/03/ADE-COOP-Template-Final-June-2020.pdf
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Arkansas
http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/covid-19-informationhttp://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/covid-19-information Scroll page for special education resourceshttp://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/covid-19-information Scroll to "Educators"http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/covid-19-information Scroll to "Educators". See "UPDATE: Guidance for Arkansas Schools Regarding COVID-19". Click "Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 Guidance for Schools Regarding COVID-19."
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Bureau of Indian Education
https://www.bia.gov/covid-19https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/as-ia/opa/pdf/BIE-Funded%20School%20Resumption%20of%20Activities%20Guidance%20Memorandum%203.26.2020_508.pdf
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California
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/coronavirus.asphttps://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/specialedcovid19guidance.asphttps://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/reopening20200521.asp
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Northern Mariana Islands
https://www.cnmipssoare.org/district/covid-19-resources
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Colorado
https://www.cde.state.co.us/safeschoolshttps://www.cde.state.co.us/planning20-21https://www.cde.state.co.us/safeschools/summerschool
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Connecticut
https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/COVID-19-Resources-for-Families-and-Educatorshttps://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Digest/Superintendents-Digest Scroll to "June 2, 2020"
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Delaware
https://www.doe.k12.de.us/covid19https://www.doe.k12.de.us/covid19 Scroll to "Guidance and Updates" and "Learning Activities". Click "Special Education" .https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/4211https://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/599/52920_summerschoolguidance.pdfhttps://www.doe.k12.de.us/covid19 Scroll to "Guidance and Updates". See "Remote Learning Plans".
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Florida
http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/index.stmlhttp://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/ Scroll to "Topics of Special Interest"http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/19861/urlt/FDOE-Opening.pdfhttp://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/19861/urlt/FDOE-Opening.pdf Scroll to "slides 7-10".http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/distance-learning.stml#cbicp Scroll to "Considerations when Building an Instructional Continuity Plan"
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Federated States of Micronesia
http://national.doe.fm/index.php
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Georgia
https://www.georgiainsights.com/coronavirus.htmlhttps://www.georgiainsights.com/specialeducation.htmlhttps://www.georgiainsights.com/recovery.html
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Guam
https://sites.google.com/a/gdoe.net/gdoe/Home/covid-19-informationhttps://sites.google.com/gdoe.net/specialeducation/special-educationhttps://sites.google.com/a/gdoe.net/gdoe/back-to-school-information-sy20-21
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Hawaii
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-year-2020-21.aspxhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SummerSchool/Pages/home.aspx
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Iowa
https://educateiowa.gov/article/2020/03/30/covid-19-guidance-and-informationhttps://educateiowa.gov/article/2020/06/11/covid-19-guidance-and-information#SpecialEducationhttps://educateiowa.gov/article/2020/06/11/covid-19-guidance-and-information#ReturntoLearnhttps://educateiowa.gov/documents/pk-12/2020/05/covid-19-reopening-guidance-summer-learning-and-activities
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Idaho
https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/resources-for-schools/https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/resources-for-schools/ Scroll to "Special Education".https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/resources-for-schools/ Scroll to "Response Plans"
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Illinois
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/covid19.aspxhttps://www.isbe.net/Pages/covid19.aspx Scroll to "Special Education"https://www.isbe.net/Documents/EO2020-40.pdf Scroll to "...Therefore..."https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Summer-School-2020-Guidance.pdfhttps://www.isbe.net/Documents/RL-Recommendations-3-27-20.pdf
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Indiana
https://www.doe.in.gov/safety/health/covid-19-resources-indiana-schoolshttps://www.doe.in.gov/specialed/covid-19-guidance-and-resourceshttps://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/news/june-5-class-document.pdfhttps://www.doe.in.gov/finance/summer-schoolhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q3-89209FcC2BAcEJIVvB3TuXMtHo3AsWGDeXCx5tv4/edit
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Kansas
https://www.ksde.org/https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Special-Education-and-Title-Services/Special-Education Scroll to "COVID -19 Updates: Special Educationhttps://www.ksde.org/Home/Quick-Links/News-Room/educators-parents-and-agencies-join-forces-to-create-guidance-for-reopening-schools-this-fall-1
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Kentucky
https://education.ky.gov/comm/Pages/COVID-19-Updates.aspxhttps://education.ky.gov/specialed/Pages/OSEELCommunicationandResources.aspxhttps://education.ky.gov/comm/Pages/COVID-19-Reopening-Resources.aspxhttps://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/Pages/summer_support.aspx
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Louisiana
https://louisianabelieves.com/resources/covid-19https://louisianabelieves.com/resources/covid-19 Scroll to "Schools and Centers".https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/covid-19-resources/k-12-covid-19-updates-(may-21).pdf?sfvrsn=6eb0981f_2https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/covid-19-resources/k-12-covid-19-updates-(may-21).pdf?sfvrsn=6eb0981f_2
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Massachusetts
http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/sped.htmlhttp://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/return-to-school-workgroup.htmlhttps://mailchi.mp/doe.mass.edu/commissioners-weekly-update-6-8-20-student-team-building-opportunity-with-commissioner-guidance-on-summer-school-safety-supplies-and-special-ed#guidancesummer
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Maine
https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/specialed/covid19https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321292https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/SummerProgrammingGuidanceforSchools
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Maryland
http://marylandpublicschools.org/newsroom/Pages/COVID-19/index.aspxhttps://marylandlearninglinks.org/COVID-19/http://marylandpublicschools.org/newsroom/Documents/MSDERecoveryPlan.pdfhttp://marylandpublicschools.org/newsroom/Pages/COVID-19/Superintendent.aspx
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Michigan
https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-37818_53456---,00.htmlhttps://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-37818_53456-524932--,00.htmlhttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Return_to_School_Work_Groups_690881_7.pdfhttps://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-37818_53456_100064---,00.html
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Minnesota
https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/covid19/https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/covid19/spedcovid19/index.htmhttps://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/covid19/ Scroll to "Guidance for Districts and Schools". Click "Minnesota summer Programming Guidance for Schools" .
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Mississippi
https://www.mdek12.org/COVID19https://www.mdek12.org/COVID19 Scroll to "Guidance Topics for Districts and Families". Click "Special Education".https://msachieves.mdek12.org/ascd-webinar-planning-for-reopening/https://msachieves.mdek12.org/2020-virtual-summer-learning-tools-and-supports/
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Missouri
https://dese.mo.gov/communications/coronavirus-covid-19-informationhttps://dese.mo.gov/communications/coronavirus-covid-19-information Scroll to "Special Education".https://dese.mo.gov/communications/coronavirus-covid-19-information Scroll to "Re-Entry Guidance for Schools". Re-Entry and Re-Opening of Schools document: https://ams.embr.mobi/Documents/DocumentAttachment.aspx?C=ZfON&DID=GJGDMhttps://dese.mo.gov/communications/coronavirus-covid-19-information Scroll to "Summer School"
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Montana
http://opi.mt.gov/COVID-19-Informationhttp://opi.mt.gov/Re-opening-Schools Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11gcApMIfOsFDzSoQD9ltucWxbug5PX5Z48Qb6vI_ENs/edit
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Nebraska
https://www.education.ne.gov/publichealth/resources/https://www.education.ne.gov/sped/https://www.launchne.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SPEDGuidanceFinal2020.pdfhttps://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NDE-Rule-10-Accreditation-and-Summer-Learning.pdf Special Education: https://www.launchne.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SPEDGuidanceFinal2020.pdfhttps://www.education.ne.gov/publichealth/colp/
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Nevada
http://www.doe.nv.gov/home/COVID_Resources/http://www.doe.nv.gov/home/COVID_Resources/ Scroll to "US Department of Education Resources".http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/News__Media/Press_Releases/2020_Documents/NevadaDepartmentofEducationPathForwardPlanResponsetoCOVID-19.pdfhttp://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/News__Media/Press_Releases/2020_Documents/SummerLearningandActivityGuidancepdf.pdf
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New Jersey
https://www.nj.gov/education/topics/index.shtmlhttps://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/sped/specialed.shtml https://www.nj.gov/education/broadcasts/2020/apr/3/Providing%20Special%20Education%20and%20Related%20Services%20to%20Students%20with%20Disabilities%20During%20School%20Closures%20as%20a%20Result%20of%20COVID-19.pdfhttps://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20200504e.shtmlhttps://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20200504e.shtml Special Education: https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/boardops/boardops.shtmlhttps://www.state.nj.us/education/broadcasts/2020/may/5/Required%20Updates%20to%20District%20Public%20Health-Related%20School%20Closure%20Plans.pdf
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New Mexico
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/safe-healthy-schools/covid-19-coronavirus/https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/special-education/https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NMPED-Memo_K5ELTP_05.20.20.pdf
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New York
http://www.nysed.gov/coronavirushttp://www.nysed.gov/edtech/special-education-guidance-response-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-new-york-statehttp://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-third-guidance-updated-4-27-20.pdf http://www.nysed.gov/edtech/district-planning
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New Hampshire
https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/covid-19https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/covid-19 Scroll to "Guidance Documents".https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/school-transition-reopening-redesign-taskforce
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North Carolina
https://www.dpi.nc.gov/news/covid-19-response-resourceshttps://www.dpi.nc.gov/news/covid-19-response-resources#exceptional-children-documentsSite: https://www.dpi.nc.gov/news/covid-19-response-resources/lighting-our-way-forward Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z5Mp2XzOOPkBYN4YvROz4YOyNIF2UoWq9EZfrjvN4x8/preview?pru=AAABcsz9wHg*LQfkRG6k12zxyu8q-7xEOAhttps://www.dpi.nc.gov/news/press-releases/2020/04/23/state-board-approves-year-end-grading-policy-other-covid-19-related-measures; https://www.dpi.nc.gov/news/press-releases/2020/06/04/state-board-approves-allocation-70-million-cares-act-funds-remediation-and-summer-bridge-programs
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North Dakota
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/nddpi-updates-and-guidance-covid-19https://www.nd.gov/dpi/covid-19-special-educationhttps://www.nd.gov/dpi/sites/www/files/documents/Covid-19/NDK12restartguide.pdf
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Ohio
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirushttp://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus/Considerations-for-Students-with-Disabilities-Durihttps://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/News/Updated-June-9-2020-Letter-Reopening-of-Ohio-Dep?feed=News-Feed
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Oklahoma
https://sde.ok.gov/newsblog/2020-03-12/coronaviruscovid-19-faqs-oklahoma-public-schoolshttps://sde.ok.gov/special-educationhttps://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/Return%20to%20Learn%20Oklahoma.pdfhttps://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/FAQS%20FOR%20PUBLIC%20SCHOOLS%20-%20COVID-19.pdf Scroll to p. 7
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Oregon
https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Pages/COVID19.aspxhttps://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/SpecialEducation/Pages/covid19forspecialeducation.aspxhttps://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Pages/Planning-for-the-2020-21-School-Year.aspxhttps://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Documents/Supporting%20All%20Learners%20Beyond%20Distance%20Learning%20for%20All.pdf Scroll to p. 15.
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Pennsylvania
https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspxhttps://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/AnswersToFAQs.aspx#specialeducationhttps://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/SchoolReopeningGuidance/K12/Pages/default.aspxhttps://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/AnswersToFAQs.aspx#continuity
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Puerto Rico
https://de.pr.gov/covid19/
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Republic of Palau
https://www.palaugov.pw/documents/ministry-of-education-covid-19-strategy/
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Rhode Island
https://www.ride.ri.gov/InsideRIDE/AdditionalInformation/Covid19.aspxhttps://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/SpecialEducation/COVID-19SpecialEducationResources.aspxhttps://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/COVID19/RIDE_Reopening_Plan_Framework_5.27.20.pdf?ver=2020-05-29-133336-247https://www.ride.ri.gov/InsideRIDE/AdditionalInformation/Summer.aspx
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Republic of Marshall Islands
https://pss.edu.mh/
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South Carolina
https://ed.sc.gov/newsroom/covid-19-coronavirus-and-south-carolina-schools/https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/special-education-services/information-about-covid-19-coronavirus/https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/early-learning-and-literacy/read-to-succeed1/summer-reading-camps/ https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/early-learning-and-literacy/read-to-succeed1/ta-sessions-and-webinars-for-read-to-succeed/
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South Dakota
https://doe.sd.gov/coronavirus/https://doe.sd.gov/coronavirus/ Scroll to "Resources for School Officials". See "Education-related resources".https://doe.sd.gov/coronavirus/startingwell.aspxhttps://doe.sd.gov/coronavirus/ Scroll to and click "Forms".
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Tennessee
https://www.tn.gov/education/health-and-safety/update-on-coronavirus.htmlhttps://www.tn.gov/education/health-and-safety/update-on-coronavirus.html#SpecialPophttps://www.tn.gov/education/news/2020/6/1/tdoe-announces-second-phase-of-pbs-partnership-for-summer-.html
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Texas
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidancehttps://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/covid-19-support-special-education-0https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/covid-19-support-instructional-continuity-planninghttps://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/covid19-summer_program_operational_considerations.pdfhttps://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/covid-19-support-instructional-continuity-framework
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Utah
https://www.schools.utah.gov/coronavirus
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Vermont
https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schoolshttps://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools#SpEdhttps://education.vermont.gov/documents/update-on-planning-to-reopen-vermont-schools-fall-2020https://education.vermont.gov/documents/leveraging-summer-2020-learning-programs-a-strong-healthy-starthttps://education.vermont.gov/documents/guidance-on-the-governors-directive-to-prepare-for-transition-to-continuity-of-learning
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Virgin Islands
https://www.vide.vi/news/2002-coronavirus-covid-19-official-gvi-updates.htmlhttps://www.vide.vi/news/2031-summer-enrichment-opportunities-for-students-stx-district.html
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Virginia
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/office/covid-19.shtmlhttp://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/office/covid-19.shtml#sesshttp://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/c4l/virginia-learns-anywhere.shtml
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Washington
https://www.sbe.wa.gov/news/updated-covid-19-informationhttps://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/workgroups/Reopening%20Washington%20Schools%202020%20Planning%20Guide.pdf
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Washington, DC
https://dcps.dc.gov/coronavirushttps://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/01.%20Education%20and%20Childcare%20Summary.pdfhttps://dcps.dc.gov/summer
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West Virginia
https://wvde.us/covid19/https://wvde.us/covid19/resources/ Scroll to "Families & Students" and "Educators".https://wvde.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SchoolSystemReentry-051920-v2.pdfhttps://wvde.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FreeSummerLearningOpportunities-v3.pdf
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Wisconsin
https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/2019-novel-coronavirushttps://dpi.wi.gov/sped/covid-19-sped-updates-and-resourceshttps://dpi.wi.gov/administrators/e-mail/covid-19-update-april-29-2020 Scroll to "Summer School and reopening schools".https://dpi.wi.gov/sfs/children/summer-school
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Wyoming
https://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/covid-19-resources/https://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/covid-19-resources/ Scroll to "WDE Division or Program Information". Click "Special Education"https://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/communications/memos/2020/2020-081.pdfhttps://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/communications/memos/2020/2020-044.pdf