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5-11-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Just the FAQs: What the State DOE Is Telling Schools About COVID-19

[Updated: May 11, 2020] The NJ Department of Education adds information on federal stimulus aid and virtual high school graduations


John Mooney | March 27, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ


Star Ledger--What will N.J. schools look like when they reopen? 4 experts weigh in.

With New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordering schools to close for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, parents, guardians and students are asking themselves what an eventual reopening would look like as the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic plays out.

Nestor F. Sebastian | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted May 08, 2020


NPR--AP Tests Begin Online And At Home — But Not For Everyone

Starting Monday, Advanced Placement exams, which test high schoolers' knowledge of college material, will take an unusual form. The high-anxiety, college credit tests normally last three hours and are taken in person. But this year, in response to disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak, the College Board, which administers AP exams, shortened the tests to 45 minutes and moved them online.


Elissa Nadworny, Carrie Jung | May 11, 20207:00 AM ET


NPR--Sen. Bill Cassidy On Reopening Schools: Children Are Paying A High Price At Home

Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican of Louisiana and also a medical doctor, is thinking a lot about what it will take for schools to reopen.

 James Doubek| May 10, 2020



NPR--French Education Minister Says School Reopenings Will Be Done 'Very Progressively'

Primary schools in France are reopening next week.

There will, of course, be social distancing measures in place. Class sizes will be limited to 15 and no games at recess. It's a gradual three-week process beginning with preschoolers.


James Doubek| May 8, 20204:39 PM ET


Education Week---Teachers at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Wonder: Should I Even Go Back?

When school buildings reopen, many teachers might not be there.

About 18 percent of all teachers are aged 55 or older. That age group accounts for about 92 percent of deaths in the United States due to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although adults who are 65 and older are most at risk. Teachers with underlying medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, are also at high risk for severe illness caused by the coronavirus.


Madeline Will| May 7, 2020


Education Week--What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World

The majority of school buildings in the United States will remain closed for the rest of the school year as the coronavirus continues to spread. But school leaders have already begun to imagine and plan for the fall when students will return for the new school year in a world still struggling with the pandemic. Here’s a look at how other countries have addressed the challenges of reopening schools in this new reality.


Jaclyn Borowski posted May 7, 2020


Chalkbeat--A looming issue for schools: Teachers with health worries who can’t or won’t go back


Kalyn Belsha| May 9, 2020, 12:00pm EDT


Edutopia--Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report setting out guidelines for opening child-care programs, day camps, and K-12 schools—or the report leaked, depending on who you read.


Stephen Merrill|May 8, 2020

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