4-22-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--N.J. ‘cannot rush to reopen’ schools amid coronavirus outbreak, Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he understands the strain his decision to close New Jersey schools during the coronavirus has caused, but he insisted Tuesday they won’t reopen until it’s safe.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/nj-cannot-rush-to-reopen-schools-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-murphy-says.html

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 21, 2020; Posted Apr 21, 2020

 

Star Ledger--These 21 N.J. schools are among the nation’s best, U.S. News says

 New Jersey continues to have some of the top public schools in the United States, according to one of the most recognizable national rankings in the country.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/04/these-21-nj-schools-are-among-the-nations-best-us-news-says.html

Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 21, 2020; Posted Apr 21, 2020

 

NPR--How Cell Phones Can Keep People Learning Around The World

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/22/840337498/how-cell-phones-can-keep-people-learning-around-the-world

Anya Kamenetz| April 22, 20207:01 AM ET

 

Education Week--Should Teachers Be Evaluated During Coronavirus School Shutdowns?

One of the many questions facing districts and states during the coronavirus school shutdowns: How can schools grade their teachers during a disrupted school year?

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/20/should-teachers-be-evaluated-during-coronavirus-school.html

Madeline Will| April 20, 2020

 

Education Dive--Students on remote learning: More creativity, interaction needed

Organizations are gathering students’ feedback on their e-learning experiences during the pandemic, the tools used and what could be improved.

Teachers and administrators are reaching out and communicating with students about how school has changed because of closures, but what students would like is a better online classroom experience and more interaction with teachers and peers, according to survey results from Phi Delta Kappa International.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/students-have-to-be-creative-with-the-way-they-learn/576370/

Linda Jacobson @lrj417| April 21, 2020