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4-7-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--State Supreme Court Sidesteps Ruling on Abbott School Funding

Education Law Center, whose motion was denied, says it’s now up to Murphy administration and Legislature to come up with needed funds

The state Supreme Court has taken a pass — at least for now — on deciding the latest round of New Jersey’s epic school equity case, Abbott v. Burke.


John Mooney | April 7, 2020 | Education


Star Ledger--Should N.J. schools keep teaching through spring break?

New York schools were already ordered to keep teaching through spring break. New Jersey students are settling into a groove with distance learning. And nobody has anywhere to go, even if there is a break from school.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 06, 2020; Posted Apr 06, 2020



The Record--It's not a vacation: What high schoolers should do during lockdown to boost college chances

SAT exams suspended. Sports and clubs canceled. Spring plays upended.

High school students are facing a wave of uncertainties in the wake of coronavirus school closings, but they should not wait for school to reopen to focus on their college goals, say counselors and admissions officers. 


 Hannan Adely, NorthJersey.com Published 5:20 a.m. ET April 7, 2020


NPR--Schools Ditch Zoom Amid Concerns Over Online Learning Security

With so many schools closed, the Zoom video meeting app has become wildly popular among educators, but it's now under scrutiny for security and privacy issues.

School leaders in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas have announced they're discontinuing their use of the Zoom videoconferencing service for distance learning because of security, privacy, harassment and other concerns. And individual schools in Los Angeles and elsewhere are also switching to alternatives, like Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts and WebEx.


Anya Kamenetz| April 6, 20204:20 PM ET


Education Week--How Much Home Teaching Is Too Much? Schools Differ in Demands on Parents

What should “coronavirus school” look like?

In the early days of the pandemic, many districts were scrambling to put any kind of learning material in front of their students.

But as the closures continue—many will now last for at least several more weeks, if not the rest of the academic year—school systems are starting to settle into a routine.

But what they are expecting of children and families varies dramatically.


Christina A. Samuels| April 2, 2020



Chalkbeat--These two traits will make you a better at-home teacher, this Bronx educator says

The Friday before New York City schools closed for at least a month — and possibly for the rest of the academic year — Michael Urda spent the day holding parent-teacher conferences. Those meetings took place not face-to-face in Urda’s Bronx classroom, but over the phone because of social distancing. 


Gabrielle Birkner| April 6, 2020


Education Dive--Darling-Hammond: COVID-19 brings 'central importance of public education back to people's minds'

The policymaker and Stanford University scholar discusses distance learning, how the economic downturn might impact teaching shortages and more.


Linda Jacobson| April 6, 2020



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