4-2-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Meeting Remotely, State BOE OKs Remote Learning for Special-Needs Students

Changes will go into effect immediately; special-ed advocates say they’ll continue to monitor quality of education delivered to students with disabilities

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/meeting-remotely-state-boe-oks-remote-learning-for-special-needs-students/

John Mooney | April 2, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Education

 

Star Ledger--N.J. takes emergency action to allow virtual special education services during coronavirus outbreak

New Jersey is temporarily revising its special education rules to help schools tackle one of the greatest challenges of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/04/nj-takes-emergency-action-to-allow-virtual-special-education-services-during-coronavirus-outbreak.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Updated Apr 01, 2020; Posted Apr 01, 2020

 

Star Ledger--With coronavirus closing schools, many bus drivers, substitute teachers are out of jobs

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/with-coronavirus-closing-schools-many-bus-drivers-substitute-teachers-are-out-of-jobs.html

Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Apr 01, 2020

 

Star Ledger--N.J. delays college aid deadline as coronavirus cripples economy

New Jersey will move the application deadline for college financial aid from April 15 to June 1 for returning students as the state navigates the severe financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/04/nj-delays-college-aid-deadline-as-coronavirus-cripples-economy.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 01, 2020; Posted Apr 01, 2020

 

NPR--Here's How To Pick A College During Coronavirus

Spring is a big time of year for the college-bound — getting acceptance letters, figuring out financial aid, making a decision. Even in a typical year, it can be overwhelming. But as we all know, this is not a typical year.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825486336/heres-how-to-pick-a-college-during-coronavirus

Elissa Nadworny, Shereen Marisol Meraji| April 2, 202012:03 AM ET

 

Education Week--Coronavirus Squeezes Supply of Chromebooks, iPads, and Other Digital Learning Devices

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/01/coronavirus-squeezes-supply-of-chromebooks-ipads-and.html

David Saleh Rauf | April 1, 2020

 

Education Dive--Ed Dept issues proposed distance learning rules, emphasizes flexibility

The U.S. Department of Education issued proposed rules for distance learning Wednesday, following a months-long rulemaking process last year. 

https://www.educationdive.com/news/ed-dept-issues-proposed-distance-learning-rules-emphasizes-flexibility/575323/

Hallie Busta @halliebusta | April 1, 2020

 

Edutopia--3 Tips for Humanizing Digital Pedagogy

An elementary teacher who has worked for an edtech start-up argues that it’s important now—with teachers and students working separately—to promote reflection and social connection as tools for learning.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/3-tips-humanizing-digital-pedagogy

 Paul France| April 1, 2020