Coronavirus News: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Kansas first state to shutdown schools for the rest of the year (EdWeek)

California governor says few if any schools likely to reopen this school year (Washington Post)

Coronavirus looks different in children than in adults (Washington Post)

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun (The Hechinger Report)

Coronavirus triple duty: working, parenting, and teaching from home (NPR)

School shutdown highlights technology divide among Massachusetts schools (Gloucester News)

As coronavirus fears mount, parents of teens wonder how much freedom is too much (WGBH)

For shuttered schools, path ahead amid virus fears clouded with uncertainty (The Berkshire Eagle)

Schools support families with proper nutrition amid closure (The Berkshire Edge)

Mount Greylock looking to keep kids fed during closure (iBerkshires)

Franklin County spring coaches trying to remain optimistic (Greenfield Recorder)

School employees keep Gardner students fed amid closure (The Gardner News)

Worcester parents worry about how to provide childcare, learning, structure amid closure (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Westborough postpones town election, town meeting (Community Advocate)

Framingham child exposed to virus went to school, was never tested (Metrowest Daily News)

Pentucket Regional partners with Whittier, Our Neighbor's Table (Newburyport News)

Milford closes playgrounds due to coronavirus (Milford Daily News)

Brockton schools drop free shuttle, add free meal pick up sites (The Enterprise)

Lunch is served; Quincy schools feeding kids (The Patriot Ledger)

Construction on Attleboro High continues, though worries about slowed supplies during coronavirus (The Sun Chronicle)

School staff making the best of the situation (The Herald News)

Fall River schools move April vacation to first week of April (The Herald News)

Boston students hungry for more than food on first day of school closure (The Boston Globe)