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3-9-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--‘Uncharted territory': How 1 N.J. school district plans to teach kids remotely during potential coronavirus closure

Leaning forward in his desk chair, flanked by a disinfectant gun full of cleaning solution, Robert Zywicki prepared for a major announcement.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 07, 4:23 PM; Posted Mar 07, 11:30 AM



Star Ledger--Some schools closing on Monday to give teachers time to prep for coronavirus outbreak

At least two school districts are closing and another is sending students home early to give their staff time to plan for what to do if the district is forced to shut down because of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.


Chris Franklin | For NJ.com| Updated Mar 07, 2020; Posted Mar 06, 2020



Philadelphia Inquirer--Coronavirus has shut down schools and events. Here’s why that helps, short- and long-term.

Trips are being canceled. A few schools have closed. Employees are being urged to work from home.

A fair question is: Why?


Tom Avril, Updated: March 8, 2020



The Atlantic--What Could Happen if the Coronavirus Closed Schools for Days, Weeks, or Even Months

We can get a sense of what to expect from Hong Kong, where students have already been out of school for more than a month.

On Wednesday afternoon, Pete Lewis—the superintendent of the public-school district of the small town of Colville, in the northeast corner of Washington State—was awaiting the test result that would determine whether Colville schools would stay closed for a fourth consecutive day.


Ashley FettersTimothy McLaughlin| March 8, 2020



Edutopia--Loss—and Hope—After a Cluster of Student Suicides

Nearly 1 in 5 high school students seriously considers suicide in a year. After a cluster of suicides, a district decides it’s time to talk more frankly about the issue.


Nora Fleming| March 6, 2020



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