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3-13-20 Education in the News

All 75 Bergen County public school districts closing, moving to online learning as coronavirus grows

All 75 Bergen County school districts will close and use online learning in an effort to stave off the growing coronavirus pandemic, County Executive James Tedesco announced Thursday night.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/all-75-bergen-county-public-school-districts-closing-moving-to-online-learning-as-coronavirus-grows.html

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.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/we-cant-go-online-parents-say-how-will-our-kids-learn-if-coronavirus-closes-school.html

Rebecca Panico | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Bill Duhart | For NJ.com| Updated Mar 12, 2020; Posted Mar 12, 2020

 

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 sat@info.collegeboard.org or phone: 866-756-7346.

https://www.nj.com/news/2020/03/sat-testing-postponed-at-more-than-a-dozen-nj-locations-due-to-coronavirus-concerns.html

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

States might be able to scrap their required annual tests for closed schools, the federal education department said Thursday, as concerns about the coronavirus swept the country

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2020/03/12/coronavirus-schools-testing-department-of-education/

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.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/during-coronavirus-teacher-describes-scramble-go-digital

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.

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2020/03/12/school-closures-coronavirus-remote-learning-students-with-disabilities/

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.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/12/to-close-or-not-how-superintendents-decide.html

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

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2020/03/12/coronavirus-and-schools-march-12/

Sarah Darville, Caroline Bauman| March 12, 2020|  Updated March 13, 2020

 

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.

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/12/815177591/maryland-and-ohio-to-close-schools-statewide-due-to-coronavirus

Merrit Kennedy, Cory Turner| March 12, 20206:46 PM ET

 

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

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/latest-data-underlines-new-jerseys-status-as-best-in-us-for-student-to-teacher-ratio/

Colleen O'Dea | March 13, 2020 | Education

 

 

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

https://www.njspotlight.com/news/lawmakers-advocates-navigate-around-virus-concerns-at-budget-hearing/

David Cruz, NJTV News | March 13, 2020 | Budget

 


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