|4-21-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Can State, Local Governments Save Hundreds of Millions by Furloughing Workers?
Proposed plan from two Senate Dems would save money by furloughing workers while ensuring they qualify for enhanced federal unemployment benefits
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Guaranteeing Payments to Coaches, Other After-School Advisers Was Inappropriate
Assuring NJ school district employees full pay and benefits, including supplemental income, during pandemic was legislative overreach
Star Ledger--N.J. kids may wear masks in schools. How would that change the classroom?
If kids return to school in New Jersey before summer vacation, their classrooms will surely look different — and could include masked faces.
Washington Post--Disability rights advocates urge Education Secretary DeVos to ensure special education students receive equal services
One of the biggest challenges for school districts across the country that are delivering distance learning to millions of students at home because of the covid-19 crisis is providing legally required services to students with disabilities.
Valerie Strauss| April 20, 2020 at 5:29 p.m. EDT
NPR--Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Students
The high school senior sitting across from Franciene Sabens was in tears over the abrupt amputation of her social life and turmoil at home. Because of the coronavirus, there will be no prom, no traditional send-off or ceremony for the graduates of Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Ill. And Sabens, one of the school's counselors, could not give the girl the one thing Sabens' gut told her the teen needed most.
"I want to hug them all, but I really wanted to hug that one," Sabens remembers.
Education Week--Taking Attendance During Coronavirus Closures: Is It Even Worth It?
Each day, students and parents in New Jersey’s Chester schools head to the district website and fill out a link to a Google form, which indicates that the student is “present” for the day.
Mark Lieberman| April 17, 2020 | Corrected: April 20, 2020
Hechinger Report--OPINION: What will we do when everyone comes back to school?
Five steps toward developing resilient educational systems
The K-12 learning landscape in the United States has shifted dramatically in the past several weeks. Educators have mobilized for remote learning, with remarkable efforts. The learning curve has also been steep.
Beth Rabbitt April 21, 2020
Garden State Coalition of Schools