3-26-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--COVID-19 Hammers Public-Worker Pension System, Sheds $6B Since First of Year

Returns likely down more than 10% in the current fiscal year, but Treasury says it has no plans to skip upcoming pension contributions


John Reitmeyer | March 26, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ


NJ Spotlight--Assembly Passes Five Emergency Measures at First Remote Session

Gov. Phil Murphy signs bill to expand state’s temporary disability, family leave insurance programs to cover novel coronavirus outbreak


Colleen O'Dea | March 26, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Politics


NJ Spotlight--School’s Out: Managing Remote Learning During COVID-19

Don't miss this first virtual roundtable from NJ Spotlight and NJTV News exploring the new normal for educators all across the state


NJ Spotlight | March 26, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Roundtables


Star Ledger--N.J. canceled standardized tests, but some students might take them anyway. Here’s why.

New Jersey canceled standardized testing, but some students could end up taking the exams anyway.

New Jersey students likely rejoiced Tuesday when Gov. Phil Murphy announced he’s canceling standardized testing this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Mar 25, 2020


Politics K-12 (viaEducation Week)--Coronavirus Fears Lead School Districts to Halt or Make Changes to Children's Food Services

School districts in at least four states—Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and West Virginia—have suspended or adjusted their meal-distribution programs because their employees have contracted coronavirus or there is fear that they will.


Corey Mitchell| March 24, 2020


Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Groups Urge DeVos to Pause Title IX Rulemaking as Schools Face Coronavirus

A coalition of advocacy and education groups urged federal officials Wednesday to pause efforts to rewrite regulations on responding to sexual harassment and sexual assault in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities as the nation confronts the coronavirus pandemic.


Evie Blad on March 25, 2020 12:15 PM


Education Dive--Pandemic could lead to 'major upheaval' in school district budgets

Protecting reserves and avoiding promotions are two steps leaders can take to prepare for a drop in revenue, experts say.


Linda Jacobson| March 25, 2020


The Hechinger Report--Helping kids who are feeling isolated and anxious after schools shut down

Experts suggest finding other ways to connect, including video conferences and even snail mail


Javeria Salman| March 25, 2020