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8-20-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ Budget 2020: No Hearings Scheduled as Groups Press for Open Process

Gov. Phil Murphy set to offer new budget but next steps not clear ahead of Oct. 1 deadline

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/nj-budget-2020-transparency-call-public-hearings/

John Reitmeyer | August 20, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ

NJ Spotlight--ĎThis Pandemic Has Taken Everything from Usí ó Student Repís Plea to State Board

Incoming senior at second state Board of Education meeting urges help for fellow students

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/pandemic-students-student-rep-state-board-of-education-address-covid-19-coronavirus/

John Mooney | August 20, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Every Passing Day Demonstrates More Dangers of In-Person Instruction

Gov. Murphy has done an outstanding job protecting NJ against COVID-19; the time to relax his high standards is not when students are concerned

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/virtual-learning-in-school-instruction-protect-students-remote-education/

Beth O'Donnell-Fischer, Marian Raab | August 20, 2020 | Opinion, Education

Star Ledger--ForN.J. school districts seeking to go all-remote, you better have a good reason, Murphy warns

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/08/for-nj-school-districts-seeking-to-go-all-remote-you-better-have-a-good-reason-murphy-warns.html

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Aug 20, 2020; Posted Aug 19, 2020

Star Ledger--List of N.J. school districts planning all-remote reopening keeps growing. Latest live updates. (Aug. 20, 2020)

Students in many districts across New Jersey will likely be learning from home when new school year gets underway this fall, because of concerns over the coronavirus.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/08/list-of-nj-school-districts-planning-all-remote-classes-keeps-growing-aug-20-2020.html

Evan Slavit | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Nestor F. Sebastian | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Casey Roland | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| August 20, 2020

Star Ledger-- PTA leader says with COVID-19 thereís no easy solution to get kids back in school safely | Opinion

Letís be clear that there are no ideal, or right, or one-size-fits-all solutions. What is best for my child and family, and the risk we are willing to assume, may not be the best for my neighbor and their family. The same goes for school districts, says Cathy Lindenbaum, president of the state PTA.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/08/pta-leader-says-with-covid-19-theres-no-easy-solution-to-get-kids-back-in-school-safely-opinion.html

Cathy Lindenbaum| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| †Posted Aug 19, 2020

NY Times--Nurses Are on the Virus Front Lines. But Many Schools Donít Have One.

Less than 40 percent of the nationís schools had a full-time nurse before the pandemic, and there has been no national effort to hire more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/20/us/schools-reopening-nurses-covid.html

Dan Levin| Aug. 20, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET

NPR--NYC Teachers Union 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/19/903927057/nyc-teacher-unions-prepared-to-strike-if-safety-demands-are-not-met

Anya Kamenetz| August 19, 20202:59 PM ET

Education Week--Teachers With COVID-19 Health Risks: Who Gets to Stay Home?

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/08/18/teachers-with-covid-19-health-risks-who-gets.html

Madeline Will August 18, 2020 | Updated: August 19, 2020

The Hechinger Report--Proof Points: How deep coronavirus school budget cuts are expected to harm student achievement

Previous recession shows teacher layoffs, after school programs and bus service cuts hit low-income students the hardest

https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-how-deep-coronavirus-school-budget-cuts-are-expected-to-harm-student-achievement/

Jill Barshay| August 17, 2020|


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