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4-29-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Gives Local Officials Option to Push Back Property-Tax Deadline

Governor gives cities, towns ability to lengthen grace period by a month to June 1, but concerns already being raised about next payment deadline on August 1


John Reitmeyer | April 29, 2020 | Budget, Coronavirus in NJ


NY Times—How Teachers Are Fighting to Make Digital Connections With Students

Teachers and students are stressed.  Here are some things we learned talking with educators.


Priya Parker| April 28, 2020


NPR--Secretary DeVos Forgoes Waiving Disability Law Amid School Closures

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says there is "no reason" to waive main parts of the federal special education law.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will not recommend that Congress waive the main requirements of three federal education laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, known as IDEA. The federal law ensures that children with disabilities have a right to a free, appropriate public education whenever and wherever schools are operating.


Elissa Nadworny | April 28, 202011:48 AM ET


Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--Opinion of DeVos Plunging, Truancy Rising: 10 Key Findings From Latest EdWeek Survey


Holly Yettick Kurtz and Benjamin Herold| April 27, 2020


Chalkbeat--DeVos to states: For extra relief money, create a virtual school or voucher-like program

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will use $180 million in federal coronavirus relief earmarked for the hardest-hit states to create voucher-like grants for parents and to expand virtual education.


Matt Barnum Apr 27, 2020, 5:02pm EDT


Education Dive--Pandemic-induced trauma, stress leading to 'uptick' in SEL need

Students and staff will return to school with collective trauma, higher anxiety levels and more stress after dealing with everything from child abuse and neglect to unemployment and loss of life.

While districts brace for a loss of academic learning and wider equity gaps in the fall, the global pandemic is emerging as an opportunity to build social-emotional skills.


Naaz Modan @NaazModan| April 27, 2020



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