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4-28-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Tragedy of COVID-19 Presents a Fundamental Question for Educators

This is a time that begs us to ask ourselves what matters? Could we try to ask that about learning?


Richard C. Ten Eyck | April 28, 2020 | Opinion, Coronavirus in NJ


NJ Spotlight--Murphy’s Re-Entry Plan for NJ Businesses and Public Spaces Lacks Timeline, Specifics

While governor says he is leaning toward a statewide approach, it’s too soon to rule out a county or regional strategy, similar to what’s proposed in New York state


Lilo H. Stainton | April 28, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Health Care


Star Ledger--N.J. coronavirus reopening strategy: What about schools, parks, restaurants, retail?


Alex Napoliello | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 27, 2020; Posted Apr 27, 2020



Star Ledger--Could N.J. reopen schools as coronavirus lockdowns are lifted? ‘Yeah, there is a chance,' Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday there’s still a chance New Jersey students could return to classrooms before the end of this school year, though he has repeatedly cautioned that the state “cannot rush to reopen" schools amid the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of at least 5,938 residents.


Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 27, 2020; Posted Apr 27, 2020



NY Times--‘It Was Just Too Much’: How Remote Learning Is Breaking Parents

For the adults in the house, trying to do their own jobs while helping children with class work has become one of the most trying aspects of the pandemic.

Elizabeth A. Harris| April 27, 2020




NPR--Court Rules Detroit Students Have Constitutional Right To An Education


Cory Turner | April 27, 20203:28 PM ET



Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--The Lost Spring: Coronavirus Shuts Down Nearly Every School for Academic Year


Stephen Sawchuk on April 24, 2020 6:03 PM


Chalkbeat--Core aspects of special ed law should remain during pandemic, DeVos recommends

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won’t recommend giving school districts the option to bypass major parts of federal special education law, the department announced Monday.

The move will be celebrated by disability rights advocates, who had feared that giving districts any wiggle room could pave the way for a more permanent undoing of civil rights for the country’s nearly 7 million students with disabilities.


Kalyn Belsha Apr 27, 2020, 6:24pm EDT


The Hechinger Report--Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

And once the pandemic has passed, let’s make summer school permanent to end the perennial crisis of summer slide

As the coronavirus closes schools, online platforms are proving to be invaluable, allowing instruction to continue and alleviating the severity of students’ learning loss. But use of these programs and other supports now is not enough: We must look to the summer months as another chance of salvation for students who are falling behind academically.


Andre Perry| April 28, 2020




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