5-5-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Decision to Close Schools Brings Issues About Remote Learning to Fore

Graduation, special ed, summer school — and the all-too-familiar technology gap — are just a few of challenges that remain unresolved

Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement yesterday that schools would remain closed, relying on remote instruction for the rest of the academic year surprised nobody.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/05/decision-to-close-schools-brings-issues-about-remote-learning-to-fore/

John Mooney | May 5, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--Bill Would Codify Order Allowing Longer Grace Period for Property-Tax Payments

Assembly advances legislation; sponsor says, ‘Not only will this help us through the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will also prepare us for future crises’

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/05/bill-would-codify-order-allowing-longer-grace-period-for-property-tax-payments/

John Reitmeyer | May 5, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--Schools in N.J. will stay closed through the end of this academic year due to coronavirus outbreak

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/05/schools-in-nj-will-stay-closed-through-the-end-of-this-academic-year-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak.html

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated May 04, 2020; Posted May 04, 2020

 

Insider NJ-- Senate Education Recovery Task Force Holds First Meeting

TRENTON – The Senate Education Recovery Task Force, led by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz, held their first meeting this afternoon to begin addressing the challenges facing students, teachers, parents and administrators that have been exposed by COVID-19.

https://www.insidernj.com/senate-education-recovery-task-force-holds-first-meeting/

Insider NJ | May 1, 2020, 2:50 pm | in Caucus Room

 

 

Education Week--Schools Struggle to Meet Students' Mounting Mental-Health Needs

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/05/01/schools-struggle-to-meet-students-mounting-mental-health.html

Arianna Prothero| May 1, 2020 | Corrected: May 4, 2020

 

 

Education Dive--A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration

Good technology integration isn’t about using the fanciest tool, it’s about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy—or strategies—for the lesson at hand.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/powerful-model-understanding-good-tech-integration

Youki Terada| May 4, 2020