3-2-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--These are N.J.’s most educated towns. See how yours stacks up.

Is there such a thing as a town being too educated?

As long as everyone can handle their student loan debt, probably not. Though the 20 places listed below — those with the most adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher — sure give it their best shot.



Nick Devlin | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com|Updated Mar 01, 7:05 AM; Posted Mar 01, 6:05 AM



The Record--Is your school prepared if there is a coronavirus quarantine? Here's what our survey found

Schools across northern New Jersey have plans in place for all sorts of emergencies and disasters, from active shooters to hurricanes.

But the new coronavirus from China has confounded school leaders, with some districts prepping for online instruction in case an outbreak forces school closures, and others awaiting guidance from counties or the state.


Svetlana Shkolnikova and Hannan Adely, NorthJersey.com Published 5:22 a.m. ET March 1, 2020 | Updated 9:54 a.m. ET March 1, 2020



Asbury Park Press--School aid fight well worth fighting | Editorial

When the new state school aid formula took effect two years ago, many of its critics were accused of overstating the devastating impact it would have on many districts over the next five years.

Guess what? They weren’t exaggerating.

The latest evidence are the new school aid figures that were released Thursday. Once again, Monmouth and Ocean county school districts were pummeled.


Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET March 2, 2020



NPR--Schools Are Embracing Mindfulness, But Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect


Anya Kamenetz, Meribah Knight | February 27, 20203:55 PM ET


Education Week--9 Things Educators Need to Know About Coronavirus

Coronavirus cases have now directly hit U.S. schools.

In Oregon, state health officials on Friday said a person who has “presumptively” tested positive for the virus had spent time in an elementary school outside Portland, possibly exposing students and staff there.

Mark Lieberman| February 28, 2020 | Updated: February 29, 2020



Education Week--Coronavirus and School Closures: What Are the Legal, Logistical Issues?

With President Donald Trump and top officials of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention putting schools on alert that they should be taking steps to prepare for the coronavirus, educators and public health authorities have plenty to think about.



Mark Walsh| February 28, 2020



The Hechinger Report--With more students demanding action on climate change, teachers try to keep up

Most states and districts have adopted science standards that require teaching climate change. Teachers are left to get up to speed and help students understand the impacts.


Alex Baumhardt| February 27, 2020