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4-16-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Just the FAQs: What the State DOE Is Telling Schools About COVID-19

 [Updated: April 16, 2020] The NJ Department of Education adds information on teacher evaluation during the coronavirus epidemic and extended period of remote instruction

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/just-the-faqs-what-the-state-doe-is-telling-schools-about-covid-19/

John Mooney | March 27, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--June SATs canceled, College Board says

College entrance testing planned for June has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the College Board announced Wednesday.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/june-sats-canceled-college-board-says.html

Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Apr 15, 2020

 

Jersey Journal--Jersey City schools to start handing out laptops to students without internet access

The Jersey City school district will start distributing Chromebook laptops and mobile hotspots next week to hundreds of students who lack computer or internet access at home.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/04/jersey-city-schools-to-start-handing-out-laptops-to-students-without-internet-access.html

Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal  Posted Apr 15, 2020

 

Education Week--For Schools, This Recession Will Be Worse Than the Last. Here's Why

The coming recession will be deeper and possibly longer lasting than the Great Recession, according to a new analysis of states' forecasts by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank that pushes for more state spending. 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/04/coronavirus_recession_worse_schools.html

Daarel Burnette II on April 15, 2020 2:39 PM

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--When Will the Feds Get More Coronavirus Aid to Schools? Don't Wait Up

The federal government is in the process of rolling out billions in federal coronavirus aid for schools that Congress approved last month. But when should the education community expect another round of emergency help from Washington for K-12?

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/04/washington-coronavirus-aid-more-schools-wait.html

Andrew Ujifusa on April 15, 2020 12:34 PM

 

Chalkbeat--As Newark moves to virtual learning, special education is an especially ‘heavy lift’

While the transition to remote learning has been a challenge for many families, it may be especially difficult for families of students with special needs in Newark, a district that has sometimes struggled to provide adequate services for them.

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/newark/2020/04/15/heres-what-remote-special-education-looks-like-in-newark/

Devna Bose| April 15, 2020

 

Edutopia--How to Forge a Strong Community in an Online Classroom

With teachers and students separated, maintaining a sense of community relies on some of the same practices they used in the classroom.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-forge-strong-community-online-classroom

Caitlin Krause| April 15, 2020

 

The Hechinger Report--Teachers could retire in droves by the time schools reopen

The disruptions after Hurricane Katrina sparked a major exodus of experienced teachers. Could the same happen to schools nationwide after the coronavirus pandemic?

https://hechingerreport.org/teachers-could-retire-in-droves-by-the-time-schools-reopen/

Andre Perry|  April 14, 2020

 


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