|3-31-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--State BOE to Consider Emergency Special-Ed Changes at 1st Skype Meeting
In first meeting since public-health emergency was declared, state board weighs whether to deliver school services to special-needs students via phone, teleconference
Jersey Journal--Meal distribution started slowly for Jersey City schools, but the numbers are climbing
Fewer than half the Jersey City students who normally receive free lunch are picking food up from the district’s meal sites, but those numbers are climbing.
Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal| Updated Mar 30, 2020; Posted Mar 30, 2020
Education Week--States' E-Learning Directives Pivot for the Long Haul
As more states have extended their school building closures—or shuttered through the end of the academic year—state educational agencies have had to pivot from providing short-term guidance to long-term remote learning plans.
Sarah Schwartz| March 27, 2020
Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--What Coronavirus-Stricken Schools Want From the Feds Next: Online Learning Help
There have been three coronavirus aid packages signed by President Donald Trump so far, and two of them have important effects on issues like like child nutrition and schools' cash flow. So if there's a fourth aid package—and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said another is necessary—what will education groups push hard for?
Andrew Ujifusa on March 30, 2020 3:34 PM
Edutopia--New Strategies in Special Education as Kids Learn From Home
In special education, teachers say that schedules, sensory supports, and close collaboration with families can help smooth the transition to remote learning during coronavirus.
Nora Fleming| March 27, 2020
Hechinger Report--Desperate parents need help as coronavirus upends our lives
We’re all exhausted, some of us are going hungry, and more and more of us are getting sick
Many of us feel exhausted and frayed by this new expectation that we add homeschooling to the already overwhelming demands of parenting and working. Credit: Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report
As an education reporter, I’ve watched hundreds of teachers lead classrooms and I’ve learned that their job is one of the hardest in the world. The best teachers seem to have endless supplies of energy, patience and creativity. They manage to inspire both love and awe, keeping kids simultaneously inspired and on task.
It’s a job I know I could never do myself. And yet here I am. Here we all are.
Sarah Garland March 27, 2020