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2-8-21 Education in the News

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--No Fs allowed: Some Newark high school teachers feel pressure to pass absent students during pandemic

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/02/no-fs-allowed-central-high-school-newark-new-jersey-dr-sharnee-brown-directive-controversy-concern-hurting-kids-long-run/

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark | February 8, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Crafting smarter, more equitable gifted-and-talented program for NJ students

Programs that pull gifted students from their classes deliver an implicit message that those left behind arenít gifted, a form of segregation that hurts all students

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/02/op-ed-crafting-smarter-more-equitable-gifted-and-talented-program-nj-students/

Carly Berwick | February 8, 2021 | Opinion, Education

NY Times--The Union Leader Who Says She Can Get Teachers Back in Schools

In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/schools-reopening-teachers-unions.html

Dana Goldstein| Feb. 8, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

NY Times--Summer School Is a Hot Idea Right Now. Could It Work?

Numerous obstacles make extending the school year a tough proposition, but the Biden administration wants to put billions behind it as a way of offsetting pandemic-era learning losses.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/us/summer-school-covid.html

Dana Goldstein and Kate Taylor| Feb. 5, 2021

NPR--Biden Administration Proposes $130 Billion To Help Schools Reopen

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/08/965261743/biden-administration-proposes-130-billion-to-help-schools-reopen

Anya Kamenetz| †February 8, 20215:00 AM ET

NPR--Keep Schools Open All Summer, And Other Bold Ideas To Help Kids Catch Up

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/08/964524688/keep-schools-open-all-summer-and-other-bold-ideas-to-help-kids-catch-up

Anya Kamenetz| February 8, 20216:00 AM ET

Edutopia--The Camera-On/Camera-Off Dilemma

A new study offers some guidance for striking a balance between class cohesion and privacy. Plus, strategies from teachers to encourage camera use in context.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/camera-oncamera-dilemma

Youki Terada| February 5, 2021


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