MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of April 20, 2020

Covid-19 Updates for Districts

Do You Have Questions for MDE? 
Please check the 
MDE COVID-19 Information webpage before emailing your questions to MDE staff. The answers to most of the questions we receive are addressed on the webpage. We also regularly add guidance, answers to new questions and links to our daily update email on this webpage. Daily updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate. 

Learn from Bill Gates April 22 on  
One billion students are at home, and many schools are struggling to support them. To help parents during this difficult time, has launched 
Code Break: a global, live-interactive classroom, where the team teaches students of all ages, with and without computers. Join Code Break at 12 p.m. every Wednesday.  

This week Code Break will welcome the world’s greatest philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, for a unique experience that connects computer science to current events. You do NOT want to miss this one! 

Code Break is about more than education and computer science. It’s about offering inspiration and community at a time when families are alone. To join the live classroom and receive the weekly challenges for students of all ages, visit You can also watch past episodes, with different activities and guests every week. 

If you’re a teacher or parent, please encourage students to learn computer science and coding while school is closed. Check out the resources for students at home. And take a weekly Code Break every Wednesday!