|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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Andre Perry| April 14, 2020
Garden State Coalition of Schools