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2-27-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Officials Urge Preparations for Coronavirus in U.S., Noting Global Spread

Although there are no confirmed cases in New Jersey, governor notes health commissioner is talking with hospitals statewide

 Amid growing signs that coronavirus infections are now occurring around the globe, federal and state officials began to lay the groundwork with the public to prepare for the spread of the new pathogen in the United States, where cases to date have been rare.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/02/officials-urge-preparations-for-coronavirus-in-u-s-noting-global-spread/

David Cruz, NJTV News | February 27, 2020 | Health Care

 

Asbury Park Press--Murphy's $50 million extra school aid plan may be too late for Shore districts

TRENTON - Gov. Phil Murphy’s $50 million “one-time” additional aid plan for schools announced Tuesday during his annual budget address may be too little too late for some cash-strapped Shore districts.

Since additional aid is dependent upon the state Legislature approving the expenditure months from now, local school officials said it may not reach them until well after their budget deadlines in March and April.

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2020/02/26/murphy-50-m-extra-school-aid-plan-may-too-late-local-districts/4870068002/

Joe Strupp, Asbury Park Press Published 5:01 a.m. ET Feb. 26, 2020 | Updated 9:28 a.m. ET Feb. 26, 2020

 

Education Week--Are Schools Ready for Coronavirus? Trump Says They Should Be

Even as President Donald Trump sought to reassure the American public that the risk for the spread of coronavirus in the United States remains low, school districts are likely to be on the front lines in efforts to limit its impact.

Trump, who announced Wednesday night that Vice President Mike Pence will now oversee the federal government’s efforts to respond to coronavirus, said he believes that American schools should be prepared to respond.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/02/26/are-schools-ready-for-coronavirus-trump-says.html

Denisa R. Superville| February 26, 2020

 

Education Dive--Is edTPA standing in the way of getting more teachers into classrooms?

The Pearson-scored test is meant to assess whether prospective educators have the skills to teach, but critics question the time and cost involved, its reliability and Pearson's "corporate profits."

Connecticut is the latest state taking a closer look at whether a widely used performance assessment for beginning teachers is standing in the way of getting more educators into the classroom at a time when many districts are experiencing shortages.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/is-edtpa-standing-in-the-way-of-getting-more-teachers-into-classrooms/572969/

Linda Jacobson @lrj417| Feb. 26, 2020

 


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