|3-18-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Learning About Teaching Anew in a Suddenly Changed World
With schools closed by the coronavirus restrictions, the NJEA puts extensive guidance online, fielding questions as they arise
Just as home schooling is new territory for students, so it also for teachers.
Much has been made of the 1.4 million schoolchildren in New Jersey who are suddenly home schooling, but 200,000 public school teachers and other staff are not exactly in familiar territory, either.
New York Times--Is Closing the Schools a Good Idea?
Weighing the advantages gained in slowing down coronavirus transmission versus the problems such closures create.
Even as we take significant steps to distance ourselves from one another to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the hardest decisions has been whether to close schools.
There are strong arguments on both sides.
Aaron E. Carroll| March 17, 2020
NPR--Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home
Yuki Noguchi| March 17, 20206:11 PM ET
Education Week--Coronavirus Throws Spring Testing Into Disarray
Coronavirus, already upending the schooling of millions of U.S. students, is poised to wreak widespread havoc on spring testing, a disruption that will affect dozens of important decisions, from teacher evaluation and 3rd grade promotion to the way schools measure and report their progress to the public. The virus has also thrown college-admissions testing into disarray in hundreds of cities.
Catherine Gewertz| March 16, 2020 | Updated: March 16, 2020
Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Democrats Unveil $3 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package for Education
Leading Democrats on congressional education committees have introduced an emergency aid package to help K-12 schools and colleges and universities deal with the spread of the coronavirus, which has triggered a mass closure of schools across the country.
Andrew Ujifusa on March 17, 2020 12:05 PM
Chalkbeat--A day without school: What life looks like across America when children stay home
It was a Tuesday like no other.
Crosswalks were empty. Children’s backpacks and lunch boxes sat unused. Yellow buses weren’t rumbling down many streets, and school doors didn’t swing open at dismissal.
Schools were closed from New York to San Jose and so many points in between, causing an unprecedented disruption to American life with no end in sight.
Chalkbeat Staff| March 17, 2020
Garden State Coalition of Schools