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4-3-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight—Meeting Notice:  School’s Out: Education Commissioner Repollet on the State’s Role During COVID-19

The second in a series of virtual roundtables from NJ Spotlight and NJTV News addressing the daily reality and longer-term challenges of remote learning

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/schools-out-education-commissioner-repollet-on-the-states-role-during-covid-19/

NJ Spotlight | April 3, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Roundtables

 

Star Ledger--N.J. teachers are coming to your TV. Here’s how to watch.

New Jersey schools remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but class is still very much in session — yes, even on your TV.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/04/nj-teachers-are-coming-to-your-tv-heres-how-to-watch.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Apr 02, 2020

 

 

NJ Spotlight--TV, video games and other media could actually help your children while we’re all staying at home | Opinion

Media can help your children during the current crisis.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/04/tv-video-games-and-other-media-could-actually-help-your-children-while-were-all-staying-at-home-opinion.html

Dafna Lemish| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Apr 02, 2020

 

 

NY Times--DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried.

The $2 trillion coronavirus law grants the education secretary the power to waive special education rules as school districts struggle to teach all their students online.

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization bill is a provision that allows Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to seek congressional approval to waive parts of the federal special education law while schools combat the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/us/politics/special-education-coronavirus.html

Erica L. Green| April 2, 2020

 

NPR: 9 Out Of 10 Children Are Out Of School Worldwide. What Now?

Right now students are out of school in 185 countries. According to UNESCO, that's roughly 9 out of 10 schoolchildren worldwide.

The world has never seen a school shutdown on this scale. And not since Great Britain during World War II has such a long-term, widespread emptying of classrooms come to a rich country.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/824964864/nine-out-of-10-of-the-world-s-children-are-out-of-school-what-now

Anya Kamenetz| April 2, 20209:12 AM ET

 

Education Dive--Hiring teachers remotely? Recruiters share 5 lessons from virtual job fairs

Even when restrictions on group gatherings are lifted, more districts will likely incorporate tech and video into the hiring process.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/hiring-teachers-remotely-recruiters-share-5-lessons-from-virtual-job-fairs/575071/

Linda Jacobson @lrj417| April 2, 2020

 

 


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