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4-21-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Can State, Local Governments Save Hundreds of Millions by Furloughing Workers?

Proposed plan from two Senate Dems would save money by furloughing workers while ensuring they qualify for enhanced federal unemployment benefits

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/can-state-local-governments-save-hundreds-of-millions-by-furloughing-workers/

John Reitmeyer | April 21, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Guaranteeing Payments to Coaches, Other After-School Advisers Was Inappropriate

Assuring NJ school district employees full pay and benefits, including supplemental income, during pandemic was legislative overreach

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/op-ed-guaranteeing-payments-to-coaches-other-after-school-advisers-was-inappropriate/

Marc Gaswirth | April 21, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Opinion

 

Star Ledger--N.J. kids may wear masks in schools. How would that change the classroom?

If kids return to school in New Jersey before summer vacation, their classrooms will surely look different — and could include masked faces.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/nj-kids-may-wear-masks-in-schools-how-would-that-change-the-classroom.html

Amanda Hoover | NJ Advance Media For NJ.com| Updated Apr 20, 2020; Posted Apr 20, 2020

 

Washington Post--Disability rights advocates urge Education Secretary DeVos to ensure special education students receive equal services

 One of the biggest challenges for school districts across the country that are delivering distance learning to millions of students at home because of the covid-19 crisis is providing legally required services to students with disabilities.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/04/20/disabilities-rights-advocates-urge-education-secretary-devos-ensure-that-special-education-students-receive-equal-services/

Valerie Strauss| April 20, 2020 at 5:29 p.m. EDT

 

NPR--Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Students

The high school senior sitting across from Franciene Sabens was in tears over the abrupt amputation of her social life and turmoil at home. Because of the coronavirus, there will be no prom, no traditional send-off or ceremony for the graduates of Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Ill. And Sabens, one of the school's counselors, could not give the girl the one thing Sabens' gut told her the teen needed most.

"I want to hug them all, but I really wanted to hug that one," Sabens remembers.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/20/828026185/school-counselors-have-a-message-for-kids-it-s-ok-to-not-be-ok

Cory Turner| April 20, 20207:00 AM ET

 

Education Week--Taking Attendance During Coronavirus Closures: Is It Even Worth It?

Each day, students and parents in New Jersey’s Chester schools head to the district website and fill out a link to a Google form, which indicates that the student is “present” for the day.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/17/taking-attendance-is-tricky-during-coronavirus-closures.html

Mark Lieberman| April 17, 2020 | Corrected: April 20, 2020

 

Hechinger Report--OPINION: What will we do when everyone comes back to school?

Five steps toward developing resilient educational systems

The K-12 learning landscape in the United States has shifted dramatically in the past several weeks. Educators have mobilized for remote learning, with remarkable efforts. The learning curve has also been steep. 

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-what-will-we-do-when-everyone-comes-back-to-school/

Beth Rabbitt April 21, 2020

 


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