4-9-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Commissioner Repollet, Top Staff Explore the New Normal for NJ Education

In this wide-ranging Q&A, the people closest to the radically transformed education landscape discuss remote learning, re-entry plans, the mood among teachers and much more

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/04/commissioner-repollet-top-staff-explore-the-new-normal-for-nj-education/

John Mooney | April 9, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Roundtables

 

Star Ledger--Will NJ delay property tax payments due to coronavirus? State finances may get in the way

New Jerseyans struggling to stay financially afloat amid the coronavirus emergency are now facing uncertainty about another deadline just weeks away: Property tax bills come due May 1.

While the state has taken extraordinary efforts to prevent evictions and foreclosures in the wake of coronavirus' economic destruction, there's been little action when it comes to property tax bills, a highest-in-the-nation burden that shows up in the form of four bills every year.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2020/04/09/coronavirus-will-nj-delay-property-tax-payments/2953680001/

Stacey Barchenger, Trenton Bureau Published 4:00 a.m. ET April 9, 2020

 

NPR--4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven't Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

With most schools closed nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, a national poll of young people ages 13 to 17 suggests distance learning has been far from a universal substitute.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/08/829618124/4-in-10-u-s-teens-say-they-havent-done-online-learning-since-schools-closed

Anya Kamenetz| April 8, 20209:30 AM ET

 

Education Week--Coronavirus Aid Might Not Prevent Cuts to School Funding, Analysis Shows

Even with $13.5 billion in coronavirus relief aid provided to schools by Congress last month, an across-the-board 8 percent cut to states’ school funding would lead to a decline in per-pupil spending in all 50 states, a new analysis shows.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/07/current-coronavirus-aid-might-not-prevent-per-pupil.html

Andrew Ujifusa| April 7, 2020

 

Education Dive--Survey: Superintendents want assessment, accountability flexibility during coronavirus closures

https://www.educationdive.com/news/survey-superintendents-want-assessment-accountability-flexibility-during/575587/

Shawna De La Rosa| April 8, 2020