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September 9, 2009 The U.S. government and schools have plans to step up virtual learning if the H1N1 flu causes heavy student absences or building closures.
August 13, 2009 Schools need not close because of H1N1 “swine flu” cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
August 7, 2009 Closures are only needed if large numbers of high-risk students are infected or if absences make staying open impractical, new federal guidelines say.
August 7, 2009 Debra Munk, the principal of a high school that closed this spring because of a suspected swine-flu case, recommends ways both to prepare for such a situation and to maintain instruction through distance learning.
May 13, 2009 Districts examine their plans for how they would educate students during extended school closures.
May 13, 2009 School officials were still grappling late last week with the practical consequences of the closures, such as the disruption to spring standardized testing and its effect on state and federal accountability demands.
May 4, 2009 More than 500 U.S. schools enrolling roughly 330,000 students were shuttered today in an effort to contain the spread of swine flu.
May 1, 2009 Swine flu concerns are making administrators consider using Web 2.0 tools to teach students when they are at home.

From the Web: Flu Resources

• Flu.gov: Updated Guidance for Schools for the Fall Flu Season

• U.S. Dept. of Ed.: Lead and Manage My School: H1N1 Flu Information

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) Responses

• National Association of School Nurses: 2009-2010 Flu Season - Novel H1N1 & Seasonal Flu

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E-Learning's Role When Swine Flu Strikes

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