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7-14-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Schools Face Uphill Battle Preparing to Reopen This Fall

Some districts are looking into splitting students into two cohorts, with in-school instruction on alternate days. Others are wrestling with social distancing and classroom capacity. And money for high-end computers appears to be a worry for all

https://www.njspotlight.com/news/schools-face-uphill-battle-preparing-to-reopen-this-fall/

Joanna Gagis, NJTV News | July 14, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

Star Ledger--Start date pushed back in N.J. district to give staff time to prep for new coronavirus rules

https://www.nj.com/burlington/2020/07/start-date-pushed-back-in-nj-district-to-give-staff-time-to-prep-for-new-coronavirus-rules.html

Bill Duhart | For NJ.com| ††Updated Jul 13, 2020; Posted Jul 13, 2020

Jersey Journal--Jersey City parents can keep their kids home for remote learning if they choose

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/07/jersey-city-parents-can-keep-their-kids-home-for-remote-learning-if-they-choose.html

Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal| Updated Jul 14, 2020; Posted Jul 13, 2020

NY Times--DeVos Abandons a Lifetime of Local Advocacy to Demand Schools Reopen

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the face of the Trump administrationís demands, a stance diametrically opposite to how she has led the department.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/us/politics/betsy-devos-schools-coronavirus.html?searchResultPosition=1

Erica L. Green| July 13, 2020

Chalkbeat--As coronavirus cases mount, school districts make the call to start the year virtually

As coronavirus cases continue to climb in many states across the country, school districts both large and small are reaching the same conclusion: Itís safer to start the year virtually.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/7/13/21323338/coronavirus-cases-rise-school-districts-start-year-virtually

Kalyn Belsha and Claire Bryan Jul 13, 2020, 5:55pm EDT

Education Dive--Watchdog report challenges Trump administration school safety recommendations

https://www.educationdive.com/news/watchdog-report-challenges-trump-administration-school-safety-recommendatio/581480/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan| July 13, 2020

Edutopia--How to Coach Parents Who Are Teaching at Home

Many parents and guardians felt overwhelmed in supporting their studentís learning during the pandemicóthese strategies can help.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-coach-parents-who-are-teaching-home

Ben Johnson| July 8, 2020


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