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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

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/murphy-takes-heat-even-as-nj-edges-toward-cautious-reopening/

John Mooney | April 30, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: The COVID-19 Crisis’ Impact on NJ’s Finances — Questions for the Governor

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/opinion-the-covid-19-crisis-impact-on-njs-finances-questions-for-the-governor/

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | April 29, 2020 | Opinion, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger—Op-Ed--Mom, dad, you thought teaching was going to be easy?

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/04/mom-dad-you-thought-teaching-was-going-to-be-easy.html

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

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/teacher-group-urges-murphy-to-keep-nj-schools-closed-through-the-summer.html

Amanda Hoover | NJ Advance Media For NJ.com| Updated Apr 29, 2020; Posted Apr 29, 2020

 

 

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.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/us/detroit-literacy-lawsuit-schools.html?searchResultPosition=1

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.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/29/847783190/devos-to-use-coronavirus-relief-funds-for-home-schooling-microgrants

Anya Kamenetz| April 29, 202010:33 AM ET

 

Education Week--Teachers' Unions and Districts Hammer Out New Expectations for Remote Teaching

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/28/teachers-unions-and-districts-hammer-out-new.html

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.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/4/29/21241856/returning-to-school-buildings-fall-coronavirus

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.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/ed-department-idea-waiver-requests-leave-need-for-clarity-and-certainty/576859/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan| April 29, 2020

 

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.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/4-ways-celebrate-high-school-graduation-year

Nora Fleming, Emelina Minero| April 29, 2020

 

 


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