|3-10-20 Education in the News|
New Jersey Spotlight--Coronavirus: As Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Officials Focus on Mitigation, Containment
Number of cases and transmission patterns said to not yet warrant statewide bans and closures
Press of Atlantic City--NJ officials to update public on coronavirus Tuesday
State officials have scheduled a briefing at noon Tuesday to discuss developments as COVID-19 cases spread across the state.
MOLLY BILINSKI Staff Writer| March 10, 2020
NJ Spotlight--NJ Teachers Closer to Seeing Concessions on How They Contribute to Health-Care Costs
New Jersey teachers appear to be poised to win a long-sought concession from the state that would significantly change the way they contribute to their health-insurance costs.
NJ Spotlight--Across NJ, Educators Prepare for Virtual Teaching if COVID-19 Closes Schools
Department of Education directive tasks local districts with creating preparedness plans in case schools are closed by public health authorities
N.J. coronavirus update: Here are the schools and colleges that are closing or altering schedules
With the announcement Monday afternoon that the number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey jumped to 11, many school districts have announced closures or early dismissals to figure out how to deal with the disease.
Star Ledger--N.J. has declared a state of emergency as coronavirus cases continue to mount. What does it mean?
The state of New Jersey will be able to employ more resources to help municipalities respond to the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 11 people in N.J. and nearly 110,000 people worldwide, now that Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency.
The Record--Semi-rural North Jersey school districts will again see cuts in state education aid
School districts in western Passaic and Morris counties are facing a tumultuous start to 2020-21 budget discussions, as Gov. Phil Murphy’s new spending plan mandates six- and seven-figure state aid cuts for semi-rural communities throughout North Jersey.
David M. Zimmer, NorthJersey.com Published 4:10 p.m. ET March 2, 2020 | Updated 12:17 a.m. ET March 3, 2020
Chalkbeat--To close or not to close: As schools weigh tradeoffs in light of coronavirus, here’s what research says
Over 500 schools across the country have closed due to the new coronavirus, according to a running tally by Education Week. That’s a tiny fraction of America’s 130,000-plus K-12 schools, but the question of whether to close is one that more are likely to face — and that anxious families will be monitoring closely.
So should schools close?
Right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not issuing a blanket directive. States and districts are taking it case by case: In New York, for instance, the governor said that schools would close for at least 24 hours if any student or staff tests positive.
Matt Barnum| March 9, 2020
Chalkbeat-- Coronavirus highlights the many roles school nurses play — and the challenges of going without them
Kalyn Belsha| March 9, 2020
Garden State Coalition of Schools