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4-20-20 Education in the News

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--‘I Can’t Find them’: Pandemic Creates New Barriers to School Attendance in Newark

There are daunting new obstacles for students and the educators working overtime to reach them


Patrick Wall, CHALKBEAT | April 20, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Education


NJ Spotlight--When the Coronavirus Hits Home: Putting Child Care Plans in Writing Just in Case

'A very small’ number of children in NJ have been removed from their homes when parents were incapacitated by COVID-19; state officials suggest parents complete a power of attorney form


Sheila Noonan | April 20, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Social


Jersey Journal--Jersey City superintendent disagrees with Murphy, says schools should close for the year

Breaking with Gov. Phil Murphy, Jersey City Superintendent Franklin Walker says schools should remain closed for the rest of the school year


Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal | Updated Apr 17, 2020; Posted Apr 17, 2020



Star Ledger--N.J. students might have to wear masks when school reopens, Murphy says

New Jersey students and faculty should expect to have to wear face coverings when schools reopen, to keep protecting themselves and others from the coronavirus.

At least that’s the way Gov. Phil Murphy sees it.


Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 17, 2020; Posted Apr 17, 2020



Star Ledger—Op-Ed: One of the lessons we learned during this pandemic is about our teachers | Opinion

As challenging as it is to optimally connect with students through distance learning, it has been wondrous to see our entire education system effectively revamped in a scant few weeks, our teachers working to preserve normalcy as well as educational support for our students. And this is happening all across New Jersey and all across the country, Bill Cole says.


By Bill Cole| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Apr 18, 6:31 PM


NY Times--Schools Transform Into ‘Relief’ Kitchens, but Federal Aid Fails to Keep Up

Many school cafeterias are now operating more like community soup kitchens, even though the federal school meals program won’t reimburse districts for meals served to struggling adults.


Erica L. Green and Lola Fadulu


The Atlantic--The Pandemic Is a Crisis for Students With Special Needs

Some students rely on schools for the personal, hands-on attention of specialists. What do they do now?


Faith Hill| April 18, 2020


NPR--School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: 'It's OK To Not Be OK'


Cory Turner| April 20, 20207:00 AM ET


Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Closed Schools Would Stay Shut in First Phase of Trump Reopening Guidelines

After President Donald Trump hosted days of briefings filled with bluster about his ability to override state decisions, the White House is leaving the decision about when to open schools and businesses largely to states Thursday, releasing guidelines that call for a tiered approach to "reopening the country" as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic.


Evie Blad, Andrew Ujifusa on April 16, 2020 7:43 PM


Education Dive--Will the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate teacher shortages?


Shawna De La Rosa| April 17, 2020


Edutopia--Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors

A recent study gleaned five insights on virtual instruction by examining the techniques shared in common by top-rated online instructors.


Michael Ralph| April 17, 2020


The Hechinger Report--How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

As the coronavirus crisis shines a harsh light on the digital divide, districts must rely on offline methods of communication and instruction to reach students without internet access at home


Amadou Diallo April 19, 2020


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