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6-30-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ State Budget 2020: $7.7 Billion Stopgap Bill Goes to Gov. Phil Murphy for Signing

In their first in-person vote since the start of the pandemic, lawmakers easily pass three-month spending measure

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/06/nj-state-budget-2020-lawmakers-pass-7-7-billion-stopgap-spending-bill/

John Reitmeyer | June 29, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--10 big questions educators are asking about reopening N.J. schools

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/06/10-big-questions-educators-are-asking-about-reopening-nj-schools.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com|  Updated 6:33 AM; Today 6:30 AM

 

Star Ledger--N.J. teachers could pay lower premiums for health care benefits under bill headed to Murphy

 Breaking a logjam that’s held up the proposal since March, New Jersey’s legislature passed a bill Monday overhauling health care benefits for teachers.

https://www.nj.com/politics/2020/06/nj-teachers-could-pay-lower-premiums-for-health-care-benefits-under-bill-headed-to-murphy.html

Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 29, 2020; Posted Jun 29, 2020

 

NPR--U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

The nation's pediatricians have come out with a strong statement in favor of bringing children back to the classroom this fall wherever and whenever they can do so safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidance "strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school."

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/29/884638999/u-s-pediatricians-call-for-in-person-school-this-fall

Anya Kamenetz| June 29, 202012:33 PM ET

 

Insider NJ--Assembly Approves Chapter 78 Legislation

The full Assembly voted 73-0-0 Monday to approve legislation (A-20) designed to provide Chapter 78 relief for public education employees in New Jersey.

https://www.insidernj.com/assembly-approves-chapter-78-legislation/

Insider NJ | June 29, 2020, 3:18 pm | in Caucus Room

 

Education Week--Districts' Back-to-School Shopping List: Masks, Gloves, Sanitizers and $25 Billion to Pay for It

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/26/districts-back-to-school-shopping-list-masks-gloves-sanitizers.html

Daarel Burnette II | June 26, 2020

 

Education Dive--States move toward waiving standardized tests for 2020-21

Some state and local superintendents and legislators are expressing a need for testing waivers — a potentially long-term change for high-stakes assessments.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/states-move-toward-waiving-standardized-tests-for-2020-21/580570/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan | Published June 29, 2020

 

Edutopia--How to Improve Distance Learning for Students With IEPs

Strategies for parental involvement and synchronous and asynchronous activities can help students with individualized education programs.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-improve-distance-learning-students-ieps

Kathryn Welby| June 29, 2020

 

The Hechinger Report--TEACHER VOICE: ‘Which police officer will see me not as an educator or a scientist, but as a suspect?’

A multiracial science teacher worries for himself and his students, saying ‘we still have a lot of work to do’

https://hechingerreport.org/teacher-voice-which-police-officer-will-see-me-not-as-an-educator-or-a-scientist-but-as-a-suspect/

Collin Cherubim June 30, 2020

 


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