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1-12-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy lifts exit-exam graduation requirement, keeps mum on other plans

In relatively rare instance of using executive order to drive school policy, governor also eases teacher evaluations, rules for new teachers

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/01/exit-exam-requirements-murphy-drops-executive-orders-remote-classes-in-person-classes/

John Mooney, Education writer | January 12, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--Central Jersey school cancels winter sports, citing safety concerns. Will others follow?

https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2021/01/central-jersey-school-cancels-winter-sports-citing-safety-concerns-will-others-follow.html

 Patrick Lanni | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jan 11, 2021; Posted Jan 11, 2021

 

Star Ledger--N.J. seniors don’t have to pass exit exam, teachers won’t be rated on student performance

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/01/nj-seniors-dont-have-to-pass-exit-exam-teachers-wont-be-rated-on-student-performance.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jan 11, 2021; Posted Jan 11, 2021

 

Education Week--How Online Teaching Needs to Improve—Even After the Pandemic

https://www.edweek.org/technology/how-online-teaching-needs-to-improve-even-after-the-pandemic/2021/01

Mark Lieberman — January 11, 2021 4 min read

 

Chalkbeat--A potential consequence of Democrats’ Senate win: Even more money for schools

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/1/11/22225865/money-schools-education-democrats-senate-biden

Matt Barnum Jan 11, 2021, 6:33pm EST

 

Education Dive--If an app can detect COVID-19 carriers by the sound of a cough, should schools use it?

https://www.k12dive.com/news/if-an-app-can-detect-covid-19-carriers-by-the-sound-of-a-cough-should-scho/593119/

Shawna De La Rosa| Published Jan. 11, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Two new studies point to virus thresholds for in-person school

Researchers looked at hospitalization and coronavirus case rates

https://hechingerreport.org/two-new-studies-point-to-virus-thresholds-for-in-person-school/

Jill Barshay January 11, 2021

 


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