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3-23-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--Should N.J. cancel standardized tests because of the coronavirus?

The Trump administration gave its blessing. Several states have already taken action. And soon New Jersey will have to make its own decision.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/03/should-nj-cancel-standardized-tests-because-of-the-coronavirus.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Mar 22, 2020

 

Star Ledger--Trump gave states permission to cancel standardized tests for this school year

President Donald Trump announced Friday during a White House briefing that he is allowing states to cancel standardized testing for this school year, citing the disruptions caused to regular life by the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/trump-gave-states-permission-to-cancel-standardized-tests-for-this-school-year.html

Disha Raychaudhuri | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Posted Mar 21, 12:19 PM

 

Star Ledger--Here’s what N.J. kids really think about school from home

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/03/heres-what-nj-kids-really-think-about-school-from-home.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated 6:59 AM; Today 6:01 AM

 

NPR--Graduation, Financial Aid, Admissions — For This Year's College-Bound, The Future Is In Turmoil

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/22/818722786/graduation-financial-aid-admissions-for-this-years-college-bound-the-future-is-i

Elissa Nadworny| March 22, 20207:43 AM ET

  

Education Week--Districts Brace for Crash in State K-12 Revenue Due to Coronavirus

School districts should brace for a precipitous drop in state K-12 aid next year because of the coronavirus’s widespread impact on the economy—and they should start preparing now, funding experts warn.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/19/districts-states-brace-for-crash-in-k-12.html

Daarel Burnette II | March 19, 2020

 

Chalkbeat--AP exams this year: 45 minutes, online, and focused on early-year content

Students in Advanced Placement classes will be able to take the end-of-course exams, the College Board announced Friday — but the tests will look very different than usual.

There will be no in-person exams. Instead, tests will last 45 minutes and be able to be taken at home using a computer, tablet, or phone. Photographing handwritten work will also be an option, according to the new guidance.

Sarah Darville, Kalyn Belsha| March 20, 2020

 

Edutopia--Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for special needs students—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.

Special education is facing severe challenges as remote becomes the new norm for K–12 learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Delivering differentiated content in a well-equipped classroom can be difficult on a good day, but now that most schools are closed or closing, educators who work with children with special needs must, in many ways, completely reinvent their approach to teaching.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/apps-students-special-needs-school-buildings-shutter

Jayne Clare| March 20, 2020

 


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