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3-16-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Expected to Close Schools Statewide Today Due to Coronavirus

Governor wanted to resolve ‘lots of unintended consequences we have to be sure to get out ahead of’ before making announcement

On Friday, a statewide school closure was an “inevitability.” On Saturday, “imminent.” And Sunday, one more day.

In the last few days, New Jersey’s public schools have all but shut down on their own and announced individually that they will move to online and distance learning due to the COVID-19 emergency — maybe for weeks, if not months.


John Mooney | March 16, 2020 | Education, Health Care



Star Ledger--All New Jersey schools will likely be ordered Monday to close because of coronavirus, governor says

Gov. Phil Murphy said he is likely to announce Monday he’s ordering all of New Jersey’s schools — public and private — be shut down to minimize exposure to the coronavirus.


Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 15, 2020; Posted Mar 15, 2020




Star Ledger--As schools close, coronavirus makes us parents, teachers and workers, all at once. Help!

Daniela Bosco is planning to set up her dining room table as a triage center, she said, for her to work from home and her three kids to be homeschooled.


Allison Pries | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Jessica Remo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Rebecca Panico | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 14, 2020


NY NY TimesAdministration Offers Guidance to Schools as They Shut Down on Their Own

Facing pressure from parents, conflicting messages from experts and initial silence from the federal government, superintendents began making their own decisions to close.

Erica L. Green| March 13, 2020




The Record--NJ employees, students may get help from state to deal with fallout from coronavirus

Public school students, businesses and their employees would be protected from the impacts of coronavirus under a group of 20 bills lawmakers say they will fast-track through the New Jersey Assembly on Monday.


Stacey Barchenger, Trenton Bureau Published 4:00 a.m. ET March 16, 2020


Washington Post--Parenting during coronavirus: What to know about play dates, education and more

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and struggling to keep up with the ever-growing list of cancellations, closures and other news surrounding the novel coronavirus, we feel you.

Many kids are out of school, many parents are working from home (or at least trying to, because kids are out of school), and we’re all trying to stay clean and keep calm.


Amy Joyce and Mari-Jane Williams| March 14, 2020 at 2:47 p.m. EDT



Education Week--Coronavirus Might Upend State Laws on School Year's Length and Timing

As more states and districts shut down in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the prospect that K-12 schools will be closed for weeks or months could severely test state laws that govern how many days public schools must be in session and when they must stop and start.  And that scenario could leave major questions around how much education funding goes out to schools hanging in the balance.


Andrew Ujifusa on March 15, 2020 1:41 PM


NPR--Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now

The coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents, like what does it mean to work from home while parenting young children?

We are education reporters by day and parents by night (and day). But, in recent weeks, our two worlds have collided, with parents and educators equally concerned about the spread of COVID-19. So here's a quick rundown of some of the great questions we've heard from listeners and readers and the answers we've been able to explore in our reporting.


Anya Kamenetz, Cory Turner| March 13, 20208:51 AM ET


Edutopia--During Coronavirus, a Teacher Describes the Scramble to Go Digital

In Bergen County, New Jersey, just outside New York City, a school closure pushes teachers to confront the challenges of online learning.


Carly Berwick| March 12, 2020


NJ Spotlight--The Latest Data on NJ School Suspensions, Behavioral Problems

What the new School Performance Reports from state Department of Education reveal about violence, vandalism and bullying in our public schools


Colleen O'Dea | March 16, 2020 | Education




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