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5-14-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Sharp Dip in Total Tax Revenues Reveals COVID-19’s Impact on Garden State

April tax revenues plummeted 60% as pandemic began to take hold, and as tax deadlines were delayed

 New Jersey’s revenue collections have fallen off the pace for the first time this fiscal year, as taxpayers have been given more time to settle up with the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/05/sharp-dip-in-total-tax-revenues-reveals-covid-19s-impact-on-garden-state/

John Reitmeyer | May 14, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--N.J. got $310M in COVID-19 aid for schools. Here’s what your district will receive.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/05/nj-got-310m-in-covid-19-aid-for-schools-heres-what-your-district-will-receive.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Nick Devlin | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Updated May 13, 2020; Posted May 13, 2020

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)- COVID-19 Testing Key to Reopening Schools, Health Officials Tell Senators

Without a vaccine to halt the spread of the coronavirus, widespread testing and tracing of the illness will be essential to ensure public confidence that children can safely return to school in the fall, federal health officials told a Senate committee Tuesday.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/05/covid-19_testing_key_to_reopen-schools.html

Evie Blad on May 12, 2020 4:19 PM

 

Star Ledger--N.J. schools can hold graduation events as long as everyone stays in cars amid coronavirus

 The class of 2020 in New Jersey can have vehicle-based graduation ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic, but everyone needs to be remain cars with the windows rolled up.

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated May 14, 2020; Posted May 13, 2020

 

NPR--With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering

Nightmares. Tantrums. Regressions. Grief. Violent outbursts. Exaggerated fear of strangers. Even suicidal thoughts. In response to a call on social media, parents across the country shared with NPR that the mental health of their young children appears to be suffering as the weeks of lockdown drag on.

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/14/855641420/with-school-buildings-closed-children-s-mental-health-is-suffering

Anya Kamenetz| May 14, 20205:05 AM ET

 

Education Dive--School reopenings leave educators in high-risk groups with difficult choice over return

https://www.educationdive.com/news/school-reopenings-leave-educators-in-high-risk-groups-with-difficult-choice/577739/

Shawna De La Rosa| May 12, 2020

 

Edutopia--Helping Students Through a Period of Grief

Covid-19 has meant a lot of loss for students of all ages—with more loss likely to come. Teachers can engage and support them in processing their emotions.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/helping-students-through-period-grief

Becki Cohn-Vargas, Carlee Adamson| May 13, 2020

 

 


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