Distance Learning
  • State hotline for school and child care questions: Available at 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Discounted Chromebooks for low income families: MAA can help families purchase two different types of Chromebooks (see below for product details) at a 75% discount. We do this by using a tool called the K-12 Education Tax Credit. MAA makes a no-interest advance to you for the 75% covered by the tax credit, and then state dollars automatically repay the advance when you file your taxes at the end of the year. These are extra dollars—you will still get your regular refund. Limit one per household.See if you qualify at Minnesota Afterschool Advance 
  • Online subscriptions: A large number of online education services are offering free subscriptions to their services amid the COVID-19 outbreak. View a list of online education services
  • Learning Lift Off: Site for learning resources and ideas for educational success. View a resource list from Learning Lift Off 
  • MN Parents of COVID-19 Support: View the Facebook group
  • Kids Activities Website: Listing of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. View the Kids Activities resource list
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials is a program for families and other low-income households who currently do not subscribe to Internet at home. Xfinity Internet customers are not eligible for Internet Essentials. Learn more about Internet Essentials
  • Hennepin County Library: Hennepin County Library is closed, but offers online services such as audiobooks. Physical materials are not due before April 28 and no new fines will accrue before then. Learn more about the library’s response
  • Anoka County Library - Brainfuse HelpNow!: Homework help, skills building, writing lab, etc. 
  • Spectrum Free Internet: Students who do not have internet access during the school shutdown can call for free internet from Spectrum.

    Spectrum is also offering 60 days of free internet service to new clients with all service fees waived. Call Spectrum at 844-488-8395.

  • Xfinity Free Hotspots: Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access. Learn more about Xfinity’s free public hotspots >

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