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Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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4-6-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ Is Alone Among the States for Its ‘Unusual’ Plan to Extend 2020 Fiscal Year

Credit-ratings agencies will be looking closely at how New Jersey proceeds


John Reitmeyer | April 6, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Budget



NJ Spotlight--State Partners with NJTV to Bridge the Digital Divide, Put Classes on TV

NJTV Learning Live launches today with daily on-air classes for grades three through six, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Joanna Gagis, NJTV News | April 6, 2020 | Education



NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: NJ’s Educators, Other School Employees Meet the COVID-19 Challenge

Learning continues despite challenges in implementing a new education system ‘that was conceived and built almost overnight’



Marie Blistan | April 6, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Opinion


Star Ledger--School nurses answer the call, volunteering on the front lines as coronavirus cases surge


Riley Yates | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated 6:40 AM; Today 6:30 AM



NJ Spotlight—Op-Ed--Is your kid looking at colleges? Mine is, and coronavirus has screwed up the search


Mike Rosenstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Apr 05, 2020



Philadelphia Inquirer--In the time of coronavirus, a long-running South Jersey science fair presses on — through video chat


   Vinny Vella, Updated: April 4, 2020


NPR--Children May Miss Meals As School Food Service Workers Fall Ill


Anya Kamenetz| April 3, 20205:16 PM ET



Education Week--Zoom Use Skyrockets During Coronavirus Pandemic, Prompting Wave of Problems for Schools

For many K-12 educators, Zoom only entered the lexicon a few weeks ago, as the coronavirus outbreak shut down schools nationwide. Already, it’s taken on a lot of baggage.


Mark Lieberman| April 3, 2020



Chalkbeat--Coronavirus has upended traditional school board meetings — and put transparency to the test

It was business as usual in school board chambers across the U.S. just a few weeks ago.

Board members would take their seats. Parents, students, teachers, and curious citizens would file in, sitting or standing shoulder-to-shoulder if the evening’s agenda was meaty. During time for public comment, speakers would line up and take turns at the same microphone.   

That would be unthinkable now. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended most aspects of American life, including how the public’s business is conducted.


Eric Gorski | April 3, 2020



Education Dive--New York school districts must continue online learning through spring breaks


Shawna De La Rosa| April 3, 2020


Edutopia--7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching From Home

Understanding the “why” behind teaching practices can help parents create meaningful and effective at-home learning opportunities during the pandemic.


Laura Lee| April 3, 2020



The Hechinger Report--Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus


Bracey Harris April 3, 2020


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