4-17-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--With NJ Schools Shut for Another Month, Lessons Learned, Advice from Front Lines

The past month has revealed strengths of educators, students, and shortcomings that must be remedied starting today


John Mooney | April 17, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ


NJ Spotlight--In War Against COVID-19, Murphy Wants to Tap Constitution’s Wartime-Borrowing Clause

Governor’s drive to float emergency bonds meets some opposition, but he argues the only alternative is to ‘gut programs’


John Reitmeyer | April 17, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ


Star Ledger--Gov. Murphy left N.J. schools in limbo. Was it the right decision?

Gov. Phil Murphy won’t order New Jersey schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

Not yet, at least.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 16, 2020; Posted Apr 16, 2020


The Record--Another month of NJ school closings extends challenge for underserved districts


Monsy Alvarado, NorthJersey.com Published 5:55 p.m. ET April 16, 2020 | Updated 6:54 p.m. ET April 16, 2020



NY Times—In Denmark the Rarest of Sights: Classrooms Full of Students

Danish elementary schools have become the first in Europe to reopen after shutting down for coronavirus.  Our reporter visited one in southern Denmark, which could become a template for a post-lockdown world.


Patrick Kingsley| April 17, 2020, 7:06 a.m. ET


NPR--Half Of U.S. Public School Students Are Home For The School Year

As of Thursday afternoon, 26 states, representing about half of the nation's public school students, have recommended or ordered their schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, according to a tally by Education Week. The closures affect about 25 million of the nation's 50.8 million public school students. Louisiana joined the list Wednesday, when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he would extend the closure of his state's schools.


Cory Turner| April 16, 20204:25 PM ET| Updated at 4:55 p.m. ET


Education Week--States Face Thorny Issues in Deciding When to Reopen Schools Post-Pandemic

Across the nation, differing visions of how and when to reopen school buildings that were closed—many for the rest of the school year—to slow the spread of the coronavirus are creating tension among local, state, and federal officials.


Evie Blad| April 15, 2020


Education Week--As Demand for Food Grows Under Coronavirus, Schools Step Up

As the coronavirus crisis has forced millions of children out of school cafeterias and millions of their parents into unemployment, the social safety net of free school meals has begun to fray.


Corey Mitchell| April 15, 2020


Chalkbeat--Students will go back to school eventually. Here are 5 concrete ideas for helping them catch up, readjust


Matt Barnum, Kalyn Belsha| April 16, 2020


Chalkbeat--DeVos’ ed department warns governors about sending stimulus money to teachers unions


Kalyn Belsha| April 16, 2020


The Hechinger Report--Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

Many schools rush to move instruction online — not the ideal way to launch a new learning platform — leaving teachers to forge ahead on the fly


Caralee Adams April 17, 2020