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3-17-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Mandates Extensive Closures, Mobilizes National Guard in Race to Slow Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases spike in NJ, governor rolls out new orders, says ‘We don’t panic, but we realize it’s no longer time for business as usual’

https://www.njspotlight.com/news/murphy-mandates-extensive-closures-mobilizes-national-guard-in-race-to-slow-coronavirus/

Tim Nostrand, Brenda Flanagan | March 17, 2020 | Health Care, More Issues

 

 

NJ Spotlight--School Districts Plan and Prepare for Wednesday’s Statewide Shutdown

Commissioner Repollet confident transfer to distance learning will be made on time, while students in free breakfast, lunch programs won’t miss a meal

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/school-districts-plan-and-prepare-for-wednesdays-statewide-shutdown/

John Mooney | March 17, 2020 | Education

 

 

Star Ledger--Municipal governments, school boards try to meet deadlines despite coronavirus pandemic

Municipal governments and boards of education throughout Hudson County are scrambling to maintain critical services and meet deadlines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/03/municipal-governments-school-boards-try-to-meet-deadlines-despite-coronavirus-pandemic.html

Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal and Teri West | The Jersey Journal| Posted Mar 16, 2020

 

 

Star Ledger--Stressed parents are lining up for Chromebooks. School in the age of coronavirus.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/03/stressed-parents-are-lining-up-for-chromebooks-school-in-the-age-of-coronavirus.html

Bill Duhart | For NJ.com| Posted Mar 16, 2020

 

 

Star Ledger--Here’s what NJEA’s big health care deal with Senate president would do for teachers

The average New Jersey teacher could see their health care premiums reduced to 2.8 percent of their salary through a proposed deal that rewards teachers for choosing lower-cost health insurance in order to save state and local tax dollars.

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s office on Monday for the first time provided details of the health care proposal he announced a week ago with the New Jersey Education Association teachers union, his longtime rival.

Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 16, 2020; Posted Mar 16, 2020

 

 

The Record--NJ school districts enter day one of remote learning amid coronavirus shutdowns

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2020/03/17/coronavirus-nj-school-enter-day-one-remote-learning-amid-shutdowns/5061008002/

Hannan Adely, Marsha A. Stoltz and Deena Yellin, NorthJersey.com Published 5:18 a.m. ET March 17, 2020

 

 

Education Week--SAT and ACT college tests canceled because of virus fears

Spring dates for college placement tests are being rescheduled or postponed amid concerns about the coronavirus, while high school seniors may be allowed to take Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit from home.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/16/sat-and-act-college-tests-canceled_ap.html

March 16, 2020

 

The Hechinger Report--Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

As coronavirus concerns shutter school around the world, will poor students be left behind?

NEW YORK – Like it or not, we are suddenly a nation of home schoolers, with little preparation. The rapidly spreading coronavirus is instantly changing the way education is delivered, as school and home become the same place.

https://hechingerreport.org/ready-or-not-a-new-era-of-homeschooling-has-begun/

Column by Liz Willen| From the Editor's Desk| March 16, 2020


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