|3-13-20 Education in the News|
All 75 Bergen County public school districts closing, moving to online learning as coronavirus grows
Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 12, 2020; Posted Mar 12, 2020
Star Ledger--We can’t go online, parents say. How will our kids learn if coronavirus closes school?
For some parents like Lynda Dellipoali, affording a computer is not a possibility right now.
Star Ledger--SAT testing postponed at more than a dozen N.J. locations due to coronavirus concerns
SAT testing has been cancelled in more than a dozen N.J. locations this weekend and many have not announced a make-up date.EJA
If you planned on taking the SAT this weekend at Princeton High School, Memorial High School in West New York or Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich -- you’re not.
If your testing center has not closed and you don’t feel comfortable testing, you can contact The College Board via email at email@example.com or phone: 866-756-7346.
Allison Pries | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 12, 2020; Posted Mar 12, 2020
Chalkbeat--Closed schools could get OK to not give state tests amid coronavirus, ed department says
Matt Barnum| March 12, 2020
Edutopia--During Coronavirus, a Teacher Describes the Scramble to Go Digital
In Bergen County, New Jersey, just outside New York City, a school closure pushes teachers to confront the challenges of online learning.
Carly Berwick| March 12, 2020
Chalkbeat--Schools that go ‘remote’ for coronavirus must keep serving students with disabilities. Can any really do it?
When the Northshore School District in Washington state closed all its schools last week out of concerns over the new coronavirus, district officials promised they’d support their students with disabilities as schools moved all lessons online.
School leaders distributed thousands of laptops and WiFi hotspots to students and urged parents of students with disabilities to share concerns and questions. Still, the switch has proved difficult for some parents — something the district says it’s working to address.
Kalyn Belsha| March 12, 2020
Education Week--To Close or Not? How Superintendents Decide to Shut Down Schools
With COVID-19 continuing to spread throughout the United States, thousands of superintendents are suddenly becoming fluent in a peculiar new idiom: that of “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” of infection to prevent overwhelming medical facilities. Increasingly, they’re faced with the tough decision of if and when they should decide to close their schools to stave off transmission.
Stephen Sawchuk| March 12, 2020
Chalkbeat--Coronavirus and schools: Here’s what you need to know, plus all our latest local coverage
The coronavirus outbreak is changing the daily reality for schools and students across the country. We’re working to help you keep track of what’s happening. Here’s the latest.
First, the basics
NPR--States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus
Officials in Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Oregon have announced that schools in their states will be closed for several weeks amid concerns about the coronavirus. The statewide closures come after many school districts and dozens of colleges and universities have temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 disease.
NJ Spotlight--Latest Data Underlines New Jersey’s Status as Best in US for Student-to-Teacher Ratio
Data from new School Performance Reports also shows widely varying results in English Language Arts tests and math tests
NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers, Advocates Navigate Around Virus Concerns at Budget Hearing
Nonprofits, school districts, businesses make their case before committee on campus of Rowan University in Glassboro
Garden State Coalition of Schools