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4-23-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Is Technology Gap Impeding Remote Learning for 100,000 NJ Students?

DOE data is thin on ground, but department certain many students without internet or devices still being reached with paper-and-pencil packets

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/is-technology-gap-impeding-remote-learning-for-100000-nj-students/

 

John Mooney | April 23, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Property-Tax Payments Are Due May 1 – What Will Happen?

Given the pandemic, many payments won't be made on time, creating immediate budget problems at the local level

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/opinion-property-tax-payments-are-due-may-1-what-will-happen/

Richard F. Keevey | April 23, 2020 | Opinion, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--N.J. is doing remote learning, but at school for medically fragile kids, that’s not possible

The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility has closed its classroom instruction since March 18, but is continuing bedside instruction.Google Maps

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/nj-is-doing-remote-learning-but-at-school-for-medically-fragile-kids-thats-not-possible.html

Brianna Kudisch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 22, 2020; Posted Apr 22, 2020

 

NPR--Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals Are Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will not hold its popular finals event this year, calling off a showdown of the country's best young spellers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's the first time the spelling bee has been canceled since World War II.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/21/840011030/scripps-national-spelling-bee-finals-are-canceled-due-to-coronavirus

Bill Chappell| April 21, 202012:39 PM ET

 

Education Week--How Much Federal Money Do Schools Need to Survive the Coming Financial Blow?

America’s public schools will need $70 billion for three consecutive years in the next round of federal stimulus spending to avoid painful cuts such as teacher layoffs, according to a new analysis.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/20/how-much-federal-money-do-schools-need.html

Daarel Burnette II |April 21, 2020

 

 

Chalkbeat--12 ways the last recession changed America’s schools — and what that means for the years ahead

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/4/22/21230992/great-recession-schools-research-lessons-coronavirus

Matt Barnum Apr 22, 2020, 10:18am EDT

 

Education Dive--Lost teacher-student relationships among toughest parts of school closures

https://www.educationdive.com/news/lost-teacher-student-relationships-among-toughest-parts-of-school-closures/576499/

Shawna De La Rosa| April 22, 2020

 

Edutopia--The 2020-21 School Year Is Coming Into View (and It Doesn’t Look Great)

Education leaders are laying out plans to reopen schools in the fall, but without the safety net of a vaccine, the school year looks unpredictable at best.

It’s suddenly clear to everyone—although teachers have been aware the whole time—that schools are a crucial piece in an ecosystem that keeps America afloat. They aren’t just where kids are educated—though that remains their indispensable objective and cultural contribution—they’re also where millions of parents start their own days, dropping off their kids before heading out to jobs that pay the bills.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/2020-21-school-year-coming-view-and-it-doesnt-look-great

Sarah Gonser| April 22, 2020

 

 


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