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5-6-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Sweeney: We Need More Info on Governor’s Borrowing Plan

Murphy spokesman counters that administration has met with key legislators and answered questions about the need for fiscal help during pandemic

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/05/sweeney-we-need-more-info-on-governors-borrowing-plan/

John Reitmeyer | May 6, 2020 | Politics, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: Murphy Vetoes Distance-Learning Bill

Governor rejects state money for remote-instruction technology, counting on feds to step up

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/05/fine-print-murphy-vetoes-distance-learning-bill/

John Mooney | May 6, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Education

 

Star Ledger--Fewer people are studying to become teachers in N.J. Could higher pay, appreciation reverse the trend?

A new report found that fewer people are studying to become teachers in New Jersey. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/05/fewer-people-are-studying-to-become-teachers-in-nj-could-higher-pay-appreciation-reverse-the-trend.html

Amanda Hoover | NJ Advance Media For NJ.com| Posted May 05, 2020

 

 

Star Ledger--N.J. will keep federal coronavirus aid, and $467M is going to schools, Murphy says

A day after he warned New Jersey was facing a “fiscal disaster” because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday the state won’t have to return $1.8 billion in federal aid after President Donald Trump’s administration relaxed its restrictions on how the state could spend the money.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/05/nj-will-keep-federal-coronavirus-aid-and-467m-is-going-to-schools.html

Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

 

South Jersey Times--No time better than now for ‘universal school lunch’ | Editorial

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/05/no-time-better-than-now-for-universal-school-lunch-editorial.html

South Jersey Times Editorial Board| Posted May 05, 2020

 

 

NPR--When After-School Is Shut Down, Too

When Jessyka Bagdon set out to move her tap dancing classes online, big questions started popping up right away: What about kids who don't own their own tap shoes? How to tap dance at home without ruining the floor?

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/06/846958017/when-after-school-is-shut-down-too

Kavitha Cardoza| May 6, 20206:57 AM ET

 

Education Week--Is Betsy DeVos Trying to Throw Private Schools a Lifeline Using Coronavirus Aid?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made educational choice a priority during her tenure; her move last week to offer "microgrants" for parents using coronavirus emergency aid is one recent example. And her department just issued a new directive about that relief money that illustrates the extent to which she's also focused specifically on private schools.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/05/betsy-devos-coronavirus-aid-private-schools-lifeline.html

Andrew Ujifusa on May 5, 2020 1:03 PM

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--New York State Teams With Gates Foundation to 'Reimagine Education' Amid Pandemic

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/05/new-york-gates-coronavirus-education.html

Evie Blad on May 5, 2020 4:43 PM

 

Chalkbeat--Guidance from DeVos means more coronavirus relief for private schools

Private schools are set to receive more support than they expected from the federal coronavirus relief package, while high-poverty school districts are set to receive less, thanks to guidance put out by Betsy DeVos’s federal education department.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/5/5/21248179/equitable-services-coronavirus-private-schools

Matt Barnum Updated May 5, 2020, 4:27pm EDT

 

 

Edutopia--Teachers’ Most Common Tech Issues—and How to Fix Them

After fielding his fellow teachers’ tech problems for two months, the writer has an eight-step DIY plan for addressing them before calling the IT department.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/teachers-most-common-tech-issues-and-how-fix-them

John S. Thomas| May 5, 2020

 

 


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