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Alexandra Angarano, a first-grader at Westgate Elementary, uses a laptop to complete online assignments during the first day of online school this week in Pinellas County. Pinellas officials say they want students to spend a good chunk of each day doing school work, with much of it in front of a screen. Other Florida counties are monitoring attendance differently during the coronavirus crisis, saying they are mostly focused on the work getting done, whenever that happens. [Courtesy of Amelia Angarano]
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  1. Mandy Minor works with her 8-year-old daughter, Clara, on a class assignment at home. Clara suffers from learning and developmental delays due to DiGeorge Syndrome. Without peers and a teacher to propel her through the day, she burns out quickly, her mother says. [Courtesy of Alastair St. Hill]
  2. Alexandra Angarano, a first-grader at Westgate Elementary, uses a laptop to complete online assignments during the first day of online school this week in Pinellas County. Pinellas officials say they want students to spend a good chunk of each day doing school work, with much of it in front of a screen. Other Florida counties are monitoring attendance differently during the coronavirus crisis, saying they are mostly focused on the work getting done, whenever that happens. [Courtesy of Amelia Angarano]
  3. Pinellas County schools will expand its number of free meal sites for students while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. [STEVEN SENNE  |  Associated Press]
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  5. Cassie Miller, Assistant Manager of Food and Nutrition Services, hands out pre-packaged meals at Fivay High in Hudson. District officials are looking for more workers to help with the service. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  6. Advanced Placement lets high school students take college-level courses and exams. The College Board created the AP program.
  7. Florida's spring algebra exam is among the things being canceled because of COVID-19.
  8. Meeting remotely, an advisory committee for Hillsborough County's Achievement Schools discussed how to connect with hard-to-read students while schools are closed for COVID-19. [Times staff]
  9. Teacher Kate Newell watches seventh graders Aaron Roxberry and Jacob Iovino practice the slope-intercept formula in one of her weekly visits to their Bayonet Point Middle algebra class. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK  |  Times Staff]
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Wednesday, April 1, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
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