|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.
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.
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
Garden State Coalition of Schools