7-2-20 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Murphy Signs Teacher Health-Plan Reform, Union Praises Deal Does Sweeney’s backing indicate new détente between Senate president and NJEA, after years of sparring and scuffling?...'

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--It’s official: State Returns Newark Schools to Local Control, Following Two-Year Transition...'

Star Ledger--N.J. education chief steps down, interim named...'

The Record--NJ appoints interim chief to lead schools as coronavirus, remote learning challenges loom...'

NY Times--Private and Religious School Backers See Broad Victory in Supreme Court Decision...'

Education Week--Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Teachers: Why It Matters, Ways to Do It...'

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Democrats Push Big Education and Child Care Virus Relief Packages...'

Education Dive--Will climbing coronavirus cases derail school reopenings?...'

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Signs Teacher Health-Plan Reform, Union Praises Deal

Does Sweeney’s backing indicate new détente between Senate president and NJEA, after years of sparring and scuffling?

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/07/murphy-signs-teacher-health-plan-reform-union-praises-deal/

Lilo H. Stainton | July 2, 2020 | Health Care

 

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--It’s official: State Returns Newark Schools to Local Control, Following Two-Year Transition

Student test scores and graduation rate improved under state oversight. Enrollment shrank as charter schools grew

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/07/its-official-state-returns-newark-schools-to-local-control-following-two-year-transition/

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark | July 2, 2020 | Education

 

Star Ledger--N.J. education chief steps down, interim named

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/07/nj-education-chief-steps-down-interim-named.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jul 01, 2020; Posted Jul 01, 2020

 

The Record--NJ appoints interim chief to lead schools as coronavirus, remote learning challenges loom

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2020/07/01/njs-interim-education-commissioner-lead-schools-time-coronavirus-shutdowns/3113591001/

Hannan Adely| NorthJersey.com| July 1, 2020

 

NY Times--Private and Religious School Backers See Broad Victory in Supreme Court Decision

The court drew its decision narrowly when ruling against a Montana tax break that excluded religious schools. But denominational school advocates will push a broad application.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/us/politics/private-religious-schools-supreme-court.html?searchResultPosition=1

Erica L. Green| July 1, 2020

 

Education Week--Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Teachers: Why It Matters, Ways to Do It

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/30/recruiting-and-retaining-diverse-teachers-why-it.html

Elizabeth Heubeck| June 30, 2020

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Democrats Push Big Education and Child Care Virus Relief Packages

Top Senate Democrats have introduced a major aid package for K-12 schools and child-care services, in what they say will help them reopen with appropriate health precautions. 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/06/democrats_education_child_care_packages_virus_relief.html

Andrew Ujifusa on June 30, 2020 5:38 PM

 

Education Dive--Will climbing coronavirus cases derail school reopenings?

In a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, lawmakers and health experts said while reopening schools is important, increasing COVID cases are cause for concern.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/will-climbing-coronavirus-cases-derail-school-reopenings/580809/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan | Published July 1, 2020