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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

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/state-boe-to-consider-emergency-special-ed-changes-at-1st-skype-meeting/

John Mooney | March 31, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Education

 

 

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.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/03/meal-distribution-started-slowly-for-jersey-city-schools-but-those-numbers-are-climbing.html

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.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/27/states-e-learning-directives-pivot-for-the-long.html

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?

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/03/coronavirus-stricken-schools-want-feds-online-learning.html

 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.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/new-strategies-special-education-kids-learn-home

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.

https://hechingerreport.org/desperate-parents-need-help-as-coronavirus-upends-our-lives/

Sarah Garland March 27, 2020

 


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