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8-17-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: How NJ’s New Color-Coded COVID Map Is Meant to Help Schools Assess Fall Reopening Plans

Map divides the state into six regions and indicates the level of disease ‘activity’ in each

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/fine-print-how-njs-new-color-coded-covid-map-is-meant-to-help-schools-assess-fall-reopening-plans/

Lilo H. Stainton | August 17, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Health Care

 

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Gov. Phil Murphy Explains Why ‘There is No One-Size-Fits-All Plan’ for Reopening NJ Schools

 ‘I would not ask the students and parents in one community to decide what’s best for the schools next door — or vice versa’

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/op-ed-gov-phil-murphy-explains-why-there-is-no-one-size-fits-all-plan-for-reopening-nj-schools/

Gov. Phil Murphy | August 17, 2020 | Opinion, Education

 

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Newark Teachers Union Urges Delay of In-Person Learning, Adding to Growing Push for All-Remote School Reopening

Decision reverses earlier position. Union president says, ‘In the last three weeks, morale shot down to the basement and fear shot through the roof’

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/newark-teachers-union-urges-delay-of-in-person-learning-adding-to-growing-push-for-all-remote-school-reopening/

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark | August 17, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NY Times--Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another

Every choice on what to do about schooling amid a pandemic is potentially risky or unfair. Even if the problem is systemic, the angst is personal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/upshot/coronavirus-school-parents-difficult-choices.html?searchResultPosition=4

Claire Cain Miller| Published Aug. 13, 2020Updated Aug. 15, 2020

 

Education Week--Schools Reopen and COVID-19 Cases Crop Up. Can K-12 Leaders Be Confident in Their Plans?

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/08/13/schools-reopen-and-covid-19-cases-crop-up.html

 Catherine Gewertz| August 13, 2020

Education Dive--Funding for school facility improvements a requirement for safe reopening

Officials from four organizations call for Congress to allocate $10 billion for repairs and $25 million for technical assistance on ventilation and air quality.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/funding-for-school-facility-improvements-a-requirement-for-safe-reopening/583423/

Elizabeth Beardsley, Scott Brown, Mary Filardo and David Terry| Aug. 13, 2020

 

The Hechinger Report--What if public schools never reopen?

Coronavirus could doom our already fragile public school system

https://hechingerreport.org/what-if-public-schools-never-reopen/

Barbara Kantrowitz August 7, 2020

 


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