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3-6-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--N.J. tells public schools to plan for closures, teleschooling if coronavirus outbreak worsens

New Jersey will give schools credit for remote learning days if they are forced to close for public health reasons.

New Jersey advised all public schools to plan for building closures during a potential coronavirus outbreak and announced the state will count “home instruction” days toward the required 180-day school year if districts are ordered to close by state or local health officials.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/nj-approves-remote-school-days-if-coronavirus-forces-closures.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 06, 2020; Posted Mar 05, 2020

           

 

Press of Atlantic City--5 schools in Bucks County, Pa., close Friday over fears of COVID-19

Five schools in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, were closed Friday over fears of COVID-19, officials said.

Central Bucks School District officials were told Thursday night that individuals within the district were exposed to a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page.

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/schools-in-bucks-county-pa-close-friday-over-fears-of/article_4cda7679-d168-57ab-b7e6-4c9f7a1aaec3.html

MOLLY BILINSKI Staff Writer| February 6, 2020

 

NY Times--She Was Excited for a New School. Then the Anti-Semitic ‘Jokes’ Started.

First, a deeply offensive photo. Three students’ college plans were soon derailed, and a community closed ranks.

The letters stretch over 30 feet, written into the sand on a beach in New Jersey. The teenager in the photo rests casually on his side above the words, smiling, his head propped up in his hand.

“I h8 Jews,” the words read.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/nyregion/new-jersey-antisemitism-high-school.html

Sharon Otterman| March 5, 2020

 

NPR--As Schools Close Because Of Coronavirus, Nearly 300 Million Kids Aren't In Class

 As cases of coronavirus disease continue to be identified in countries around the world, the effort to stem its spread has kept some 290 million students home from school.

According to the United Nations, as of Tuesday, 22 countries on three continents have closed schools because of the virus.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/05/812557984/as-schools-close-due-to-coronavirus-nearly-300-million-kids-arent-in-class

Laurel Wamsley|  March 5, 20201:26 PM ET, Updated at 4:54 p.m. ET

 

 

Education Week--Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools

K-12 schools have been hit by cases of novel coronavirus, and it’s likely more will appear. Children, so far, have not been severely affected, but scientists are still working to understand how they might contribute to the disease spreading to more vulnerable populations. If coronavirus emerges in your community, here are six critical steps to follow as you make decisions about whether to close a school, how to communicate, and what guidance you can rely on from local and state public health authorities.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/responding-to-coronavirus-downloadable-guide-for-schools.html

Mark Lieberman| March 3, 2020


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