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2-3-20 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Preparing for Coronavirus in NJ: Not if But When, Say Murphy Officials Expanded screening protocols are expected to result in more people testing positive for the virus in US; state officials say New Jersey is prepared...'

Chalkbeat--NJ officials: Schools should prep for possible coronavirus outbreak, including plans for closures and online learning New Jersey schools should plan for a possible coronavirus outbreak in their communities, the state said Monday, even as officials insisted that the risk of infection remains low...'

NJ Spotlight--When Do Active-Shooter Drills Do More Harm Than Good? Security drills, which have been required in New Jersey schools for the past decade, are coming under scrutiny for their potential harm to students...'

NJ Spotlight--Public Will Have Four Chances to Weigh in on Murphy’s Budget Plan
John Reitmeyer    March 3, 2020    Budget
New Jerseyans can offer testimony on state budget issues at hearings this month in Newark, Glassboro and Trenton Lawmakers who play an important role in drafting the state’s annual budget are holding a series of public hearings starting next week to enable residents to weigh in on Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest spending proposal. Four hearings devoted solely to public testimony on state budget issues will be held this month, starting with a 10 a.m. hearing at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark on March 10. Other hearings will be held in Glassboro on March 12, and in Trenton on March 18 and March 25, according to a schedule that lawmakers unveiled on Monday...'

Star Ledger--The 10 biggest winners in N.J.’s new school funding plan New Jersey’s new school funding proposal has plenty of winners, but some districts stand out among the rest...'

Star Ledger--Kids at N.J. school will use a finger scanner to pay for lunch. Parents are not happy. The roll-out of a biometric scanning program for meal purchases in a school district in Camden County is raising alarm among some parents...'

Education Week--There Are Smart Ways to Use Time to Aid Learning, Research Shows. Why Do So Many Schools Ignore Them?...'

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--As House Votes to Tackle Youth Vaping, Some Fear Unintended Consequences...'

The Hechinger Report--Chicago analysis finds schools that foster social-emotional development get better results for students...'


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160 W. State Street, Trenton New Jersey 08608
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