12-21-20 Education in the News
Star Ledger—OP-Ed:Teachers virtually unheralded for mastering COVID-19 curveballs    Opinion...'
Philadelphia Inquirer--Students aren’t showing up for virtual learning. ‘Are they well cared for? Are they safe?’...'

Insider NJ--Moen, Karabinchak & Verrelli Bill Allowing Insurers to Provide Non-Participating Boards of Education with Equivalent Coverage as School Employees’ Health Benefits Program Now Law...'

The Hechinger Report (via Washington Post)--Thousands of families in special-education limbo...'

NPR--Congress Poised To Simplify FAFSA, And Help People In Prison Go To College...'

Education Week--Include School Employees in Next Phase of Vaccinations, Federal Panel Recommends...'

Education Week--State Schools Chiefs Push Biden for Wiggle Room on Accountability During Pandemic...'

Education Dive--How districts are navigating 3 assessment challenges...'

Star Ledger—OP-Ed:Teachers virtually unheralded for mastering COVID-19 curveballs | Opinion

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/12/teachers-virtually-unheralded-for-mastering-covid-19-curveballs-opinion.html

Milton W. Hinton Jr. | Guest Columnist| Updated Dec 20, 2020; Posted Dec 20, 2020

 

Philadelphia Inquirer--Students aren’t showing up for virtual learning. ‘Are they well cared for? Are they safe?’

https://www.inquirer.com/education/nj-education-attendance-schools-virtual-attendance-skipping-camden-pandemic-coronavirus-20201221.html

 Melanie Burney, Posted: December 21, 2020- 5:00 AM

 

Insider NJ--Moen, Karabinchak & Verrelli Bill Allowing Insurers to Provide Non-Participating Boards of Education with Equivalent Coverage as School Employees’ Health Benefits Program Now Law

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/moen-karabinchak-verrelli-bill-allowing-insurers-provide-non-participating-boards-education-equivalent-coverage-school-employees-health-benefits-program-now-law/

December 18, 2020, 5:53 pm | in

 

The Hechinger Report (via Washington Post)--Thousands of families in special-education limbo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/special-education-evaluations/2020/12/18/a9542aec-3a7d-11eb-bc68-96af0daae728_story.html

Cayla Bamberger, Sarah Butrymowicz, Jackie Mader and Caroline Preston| Dec. 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST

 

NPR--Congress Poised To Simplify FAFSA, And Help People In Prison Go To College

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/20/948659930/congress-poised-to-simplify-fafsa-and-help-people-in-prison-go-to-college

Cory Turner, Elissa Nadworny|  December 20, 20209:07 PM ET

 

Education Week--Include School Employees in Next Phase of Vaccinations, Federal Panel Recommends

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/include-school-employees-in-next-phase-of-vaccinations-federal-panel-recommends/2020/12

Evie Blad — December 20, 2020 3 min read

 

Education Week--State Schools Chiefs Push Biden for Wiggle Room on Accountability During Pandemic

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/state-schools-chiefs-push-biden-for-wiggle-room-on-accountability-during-pandemic/2020/12

Evie Blad — December 17, 2020 4 min read

 

Education Dive--How districts are navigating 3 assessment challenges

Districts face a challenging assessment landscape, with skewed or inaccurate data and sometimes unreachable students.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/3-assessment-challenges-and-how-districts-are-navigating-them/592080/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan| Published Dec. 17, 2020