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8-24-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--What to Watch for as Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers NJ Budget 2020

From taxes to spending, the key points to follow in Tuesday’s speech and in subsequent negotiations before Oct. 1 deadline for budget adoption

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/08/nj-budget-2020-governor-murphy-revised-spending-plan/

John Reitmeyer | August 24, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Schools Sound the Alarm as Key COVID-19 Meal Waiver Is Set to Expire

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/08/school-meal-waivers-covid-child-hunger.html

Evie Blad on August 21, 2020 4:05 PM

 

AP (via Star Ledger)--U.S. faces back-to-school laptop shortage: AP exclusive

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/08/us-faces-back-to-school-laptop-shortage-ap-exclusive.html

The Associated Press | MassLive| Updated Aug 23, 2020; Posted Aug 23, 2020

 

Philadelphia Inquirer—‘He’s not being educated.’  For students with autism and severe disabilities the pandemic is a disaster.  What comes next?

https://www.inquirer.com/education/covid-special-education-students-services-lacking-20200824.html

Kristen A. Graham| August 24, 2020

 

NY Times--Covid in the Classroom? Some Schools Are Keeping It Quiet

Some states and school districts provide detailed data on school outbreaks. Others choose to keep such information under wraps.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/22/us/school-reopenings-coronavirus-reporting.html

Dan Levin| Aug. 22, 2020

 

NPR--Schools Say They Have To Do Better For Students With Disabilities This Fall

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/21/902141314/for-students-with-disabilities-schools-say-they-have-to-do-better-in-the-fall

Cory Turner| August 21, 20209:09 AM ET

 

Education Week--COVID-19 School Reopening Battle Moves to the Courts

As states and communities wrestle with the question of whether to reopen school buildings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, some of those arguments are leading to lawsuits.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/08/21/covid-19-school-reopening-battle-moves-to-the.html

Mark Walsh| August 21, 2020

 

Chalkbeat--Virtual suspensions. Mask rules. More trauma. Why some worry a student discipline crisis is on the horizon

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/8/21/21396481/virtual-suspensions-masks-school-discipline-crisis-coronavirus

Kalyn Belsha Aug 21, 2020, 7:14pm EDT

 

Edutopia--8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/8-strategies-improve-participation-your-virtual-classroom

Emelina Minero| August 21, 2020

 

The Hechinger Report--Schedules for distance learning are all over the place (and it’s making parents crazy)

Parents are frustrated by intricate and lengthy remote learning schedules

https://hechingerreport.org/schedules-for-distance-learning-are-all-over-the-place-and-its-making-parents-crazy/

Jackie Mader August 19, 2020

 


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