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4-24-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--‘Game-changer’ coronavirus test from Rutgers could screen 10K daily as key part of N.J. reopening plan

A new saliva test for the coronavirus developed by Rutgers University could more than double the amount of daily testing in New Jersey, with results in less than 48 hours, providing hope for a rapid expansion of testing as part of a larger strategy to reopen the state, officials said Thursday.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/game-changer-coronavirus-test-from-rutgers-could-screen-10k-daily-as-key-part-of-nj-reopening-plan.html

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 24, 2020; Posted Apr 23, 2020

 

The Record--New Jersey says towns can't move tax deadline. Some may do it anyway

With property taxes due next week and some taxpayers struggling to pay their bills amid a nationwide economic downturn, one New Jersey town intends to defy state law by extending the tax deadline 30 days.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2020/04/24/nj-towns-move-change-tax-deadline-defying-state-law/3007612001/

Kristie Cattafi and Terrence T. McDonald, NorthJersey.com Published 4:29 a.m. ET April 24, 2020

 

NY Times--Teachers and Students Describe a Remote-Learning Life

They talk about how the change to online instruction has affected them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/education/learning/coronavirus-teachers-students-remote-learning.html

The New York Times| April 23, 2020

 

NY Times--Teachers of Special-Needs Students Struggle With Feelings of Helplessness

Remote learning has proved challenging for students who need intensive one-on-one guidance.

The dining room of Danielle Kovach of Succasunna, N.J., a teacher, has been turned into a one-room schoolhouse. While her sons, from left, Ryan, 12; Joseph, 15; and Michael, 19, were studying recently, she held an online grammar class with her students with special needs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/education/learning/coronavirus-teachers-special-needs-students.html?searchResultPosition=1

 Alina Tugend| April 23, 2020

 

NPR--What It Might Look Like To Safely Reopen Schools

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/24/842528906/what-it-might-look-like-to-safely-reopen-schools

Anya Kamenetz | April 24, 20207:04 AM ET

 

Education Week--How Districts Are Helping Teachers Get Better at Tech Under Coronavirus

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/22/how-districts-are-helping-teachers-get-better.html

David Saleh Rauf| April 22, 2020 | Updated: April 23, 2020

 

Education Dive--Impending recession likely spells layoffs for non-teacher staff

Non-teacher K-12 employees are vulnerable to layoffs as the country skids into a coronavirus-induced recession, The 74 reports. Many superintendents are trying to keep support staff on the payroll, but some have already had to cut positions.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/impending-recession-likely-spells-layoffs-for-non-teacher-staff/576597/

Shawna De La Rosa| April 23, 2020

 

The Hechinger Report--Coronavirus opens doors to rethinking education

Advocates of competency-based education, a revised school calendar and blended learning see potential in the crisis

https://hechingerreport.org/coronavirus-opens-doors-to-rethinking-education/

Tara García Mathewson April 23, 2020

 


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