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3-30-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Lessons Learned on Managing Remote Learning During COVID-19

Three New Jersey educators weigh in on how they, students and parents are adapting; they shared their thoughts in an NJ Spotlight/NJTV News virtual roundtable

Working from his kitchen, NJ Spotlight founding editor John Mooney spoke with three accomplished New Jersey educators for an hour-long discussion about the state of schooling and instruction two weeks into the coronavirus pandemic.


John Mooney | March 30, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Roundtables


Star Ledger--As schools in N.J. go virtual, these kids are getting left behind

 As Trenton Public Schools geared up for the unprecedented task of educating its 12,600 students from home amid a pandemic, school officials came upon a troubling reality.


Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 29, 7:13 AM; Posted Mar 29, 6:23 AM


Star Ledger--Virtual playdates: How kids are still connecting with friends during coronavirus

With schools closed because of coronavirus, parents are turning to virtual playdates to give their children the social interaction they’d usually get on the playground


Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Mar 28, 1:00 PM



Asbury Park Press--Coronavirus in NJ: NCAA basketball recruiting shutdown impacting high school players


Stephen Edelson, Asbury Park Press Published 6:39 a.m. ET March 30, 2020



Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed: Coronavirus and the SAT: Will the fallout sideline Class of 2021? | Napurano

The test's overhaul was meant to level the playing field, but it might not be enough for students of color.

Reports of rising cases of COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on the economy have monopolized the news. But what about our high school juniors fast approaching their college application seasons?


Marlee Napurano Published 6:30 a.m. ET March 30, 2020



NPR--With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever


Elissa Nadworny| March 27, 20203:01 PM ET


NPR--The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One


Anya Kamenetz| March 26, 20204:17 PM ET


Education Week--Schools Get $13.5 Billion in Coronavirus Package Signed Into Law

Groups already raising the need for added relief

The massive economic aid package passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in response to the coronavirus pandemic directs billions in federal funding to shore up K-12 education budgets, and also gives states and schools new avenues to seek waivers from federal mandates from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

 Andrew Ujifusa | March 27, 2020



Chalkbeat--Amid coronavirus crisis, Newark school board votes to suspend policies, empower superintendent

In an extraordinary move responding to the raging coronavirus pandemic, the Newark school board will suspend certain policies and grant sweeping authority to the superintendent.

The elected board voted unanimously Thursday to temporarily waive any “bylaws, policies, and procedures” as needed so the board can continue conducting business during the public health crisis, which has led to a statewide school shutdown in New Jersey that Gov. Phil Murphy said could last “weeks to months.” 


Patrick Wall| March27, 2020



Edutopia--From Wi-Fi to Food Drops: How Districts Are Tackling the Big Issues Now

Most education leaders say the U.S. has never faced anything like this before. The leader of Chiefs for Change on the short and long view as coronavirus continues.


Sarah Gonser, Stephen Merrill| March 27, 2020


The Hechinger Report--How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

As high schools close, seniors are scrambling to sort out financial aid and college decisions without guidance from counselors


Charlotte West| March 24, 2020

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