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5-1-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Taking on Education’s Toughest Task: Remote Learning and NJ’s Special Kids

An NJ Spotlight virtual roundtable brought together educators, teachers, parents to assess lessons learned, next steps with distance learning likely for rest of school year

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/05/taking-on-educations-toughest-task-remote-learning-and-njs-special-kids/

John Mooney | May 1, 2020 | Roundtables, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--School’s proposed 22% tax hike will ‘force some people to lose their homes,’ taxpayers say

In its first telephonic meeting of the coronavirus outbreak, the Asbury Park Board of Education put off voting on a 2020-21 school budget that would raise taxes 22%, even before hearing residents’ warnings that such a steep hike amid the economic hard times wrought by the virus would drive some of them out of town.

Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 30, 2020; Posted Apr 30, 2020

 

NY Times--High School Seniors Are Making Yearbooks on Instagram

The class of 2020 has given up prom, graduation and other rites, but they’re sharing memories and celebrating each other’s achievements online.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/style/instagram-yearbook-coronavirus.html

Taylor Lorenz| April 30, 2020

 

Education Week--Right-to-Education Ruling Jolts Education-Advocacy World

A bold decision by a federal appeals court recognizing a right under the U.S. Constitution to a basic minimum education, in the form of access to literacy, has cheered education-equity advocates and may be felt far beyond the substandard Detroit schools that are the subject of the underlying lawsuit.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/29/right-to-education-ruling-jolts-education-advocacy-world.html

Mark Walsh| April 29, 2020

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Four Things to Know About Betsy DeVos' COVID-19 Grants for Parents, States

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/04/betsy-devos-CARES-act-grants-coronavirus-four-things.html

Andrew Ujifusa on April 30, 2020 1:04 PM

 

Education Dive--Triaging trauma: Community schools tap partners to address needs made worse by COVID-19

Leaders say this crisis “makes the case” for the community school model, but with state revenues falling, funding for expansion is unlikely.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/triaging-trauma-community-schools-tap-partners-to-address-needs-made-worse/576746/

Kathryn Baron| April 30, 2020

 

 


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