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5-7-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Vigilance in NJ as Severe COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Kids in NY

There are no reported cases in New Jersey, but health care providers are trying to understand wave of pediatric hospitalizations

https://www.njspotlight.com/news/vigilance-in-nj-as-severe-covid-19-cases-emerge-in-kids-in-ny/

Joanna Gagis, NJTV News | May 7, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Health Care

 

The Record—Op-Ed: COVID-19: New Jersey's education system is imperiled by the pandemic. Here's how

According to a recent Gallup poll, 42% of parents worry about the impact COVID-19 will have on their children’s education. Despite the fact that New Jersey school districts are adapting and educators have gone above and beyond, altering lesson plans and creating virtual classrooms overnight, students have encountered difficulties learning in this current climate.  

https://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/2020/05/07/covid-19-njs-education-system-imperiled-pandemic/5177148002/

Heather Sorge, Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK Published 4:06 a.m. ET May 7, 2020

 

 

NPR--A Few Schools Reopen, But Remote Learning Could Go On For Years In U.S.

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/07/851447550/a-few-schools-reopen-but-remote-learning-could-go-on-for-years-in-u-s

Anya Kamenetz| May 7, 20205:00 AM ET

 

Education Week--Should Schools Pay for Teachers' Internet Access?

Overnight, high-speed, reliable home internet access suddenly became essential to the work of teaching—and most teachers are paying for it out of their own pockets.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/05/04/should-schools-pay-for-teachers-internet-access.html

Madeline Will| May 4, 2020

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Trump Again Pushes Schools to Reopen, Says Older Teachers Should Stay Home

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again lobbied for the nation's schools to reopen, saying children do relatively well in response to the coronavirus—although he did say teachers of a certain age shouldn't report to class due to health concerns.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/05/trump-pushes-schools-reopen-older-teachers-children-strong.html

Andrew Ujifusa on May 6, 2020 4:43 PM

 

 

Chalkbeat--AFT and superintendents group to districts: Ignore DeVos’s guidance on aid to private schools

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/5/6/21249939/aft-aasa-tell-districts-to-ignore-devos-guidance-on-cares-act-private-schools

Matt Barnum May 6, 2020, 6:26pm EDT

 

Chalkbeat--Cuomo taps Gates Foundation to ‘reimagine’ what schooling looks like in NY

The state of New York is tapping the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to “reimagine” education and virtual schooling as millions of students learn from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2020/5/5/21248648/cuomo-taps-gates-foundation-to-reimagine-what-schooling-looks-like-in-ny

Reema Amin and Matt Barnum May 5, 2020, 6:00pm EDT

 

Education Dive--7 students in a class? Not practical, school operations officials say

District officials are exploring products that can keep buildings cleaner, but they’re skeptical of some of the plans for enforcing social distancing in schools.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/7-students-in-a-class-not-practical-school-operations-officials-say/577307/

Linda Jacobson @lrj417| May 6, 2020

 

 


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