|4-30-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Murphy Takes Heat Even as NJ Edges Toward Cautious Reopening
State and county parks scheduled for limited access, but business leaders want governor to move faster and educators argue to keep schools closed
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: The COVID-19 Crisis’ Impact on NJ’s Finances — Questions for the Governor
Star Ledger—Op-Ed--Mom, dad, you thought teaching was going to be easy?
Steve Goldberg| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Apr 29, 2020
Star Ledger--Educator group urges Murphy to keep N.J. schools closed through the summer
NY Times--Detroit Students Have a Constitutional Right to Literacy, Court Rules
A major ruling in a lawsuit involving the Detroit public schools comes at a time when school shutdowns are expected to affect poor children most adversely.
Dana Goldstein| Published April 27, 2020, Updated April 28, 2020
NPR--DeVos To Use Coronavirus Relief Funds For Home Schooling 'Microgrants'
This week, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that more than $300 million from the first coronavirus rescue package will go to two education grant competitions for K-12 and higher ed.
Education Week--Teachers' Unions and Districts Hammer Out New Expectations for Remote Teaching
Stephen Sawchuk| April 28, 2020
Chalkbeat--Returning to school buildings in the fall will be complicated. In some places, it’s far from clear it will happen.
When school buildings started to close due to the coronavirus, many teachers and parents thought the disruption would last a few weeks. As the school closures extended, many have clung to the idea that if they made it to fall, life would return to normal.
That’s not looking so certain right now.
Kalyn Belsha Apr 29, 2020, 5:03pm EDT
Education Dive--Ed Department IDEA waiver requests create need for 'clarity and certainty'
IEP meeting timeline and reevaluation requirements would remain untouched if Congress approves the request, requiring districts to find ways to continue providing those services.
Edutopia--4 Ways to Celebrate High School Graduation This Year
With coronavirus school closures extending into the fall, districts are coming up with clever alternatives to give seniors the graduation ceremony they deserve.