5-27-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Pandemic-Related Decline in Childhood Vaccines Prompts State Plea to Parents

Department of Health also urges pediatricians to devise new office protocols to keep patients and parents safe from coronavirus, reduce fear factor


Lilo H. Stainton | May 27, 2020 | Health Care, Coronavirus in NJ


NJ Spotlight--Can Bill to Protect Contact-Tracing Data Encourage Residents to Participate in These Programs?

Contact tracing is key to state’s efforts to stop spread of COVID-19, but unless New Jerseyans are secure about how their data is being used they may refuse to take part


Colleen O'Dea | May 27, 2020 | More Issues, Coronavirus in NJ


Star Ledger--N.J. schools can have in-person graduations in July in major change to coronavirus rules, Murphy says

New Jersey high schools, middle schools and colleges will be allowed to hold in-person graduation ceremonies “unlike any others” beginning July 6, as long as they are outside and comply with social distancing, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated May 26, 2020; Posted May 26, 2020


Star Ledger--Will N.J.'s wealthy private schools receive too much coronavirus aid?

A federal formula for allocating coronavirus relief money to schools has come under fire. EJA


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted May 26, 2020


The Record—Editorial: Graduations, Murphy Sends Students into Whiplash

Why the sudden change on graduations?  In these early days of reopening the Governor seems willing to give in to impulse and gambling.


USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey Editorial Board| May 26, 2020


Washinton Post (via Philadelphia Inquirer)—20% of Teachers Probably Will Not Return to Classrooms If Schools Reopen This Fall Poll Finds


Valerie Strauss| May 26, 2020


NPR--A Bold Pitch To Boost School Funding For The Nation's Most Vulnerable Students


Cory Turner| May 27, 20207:00 AM ET


Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--DeVos to Release Rule Cementing COVID Aid Push for Private School Students

The dispute over how much coronavirus aid private school students should receive intensified over Memorial Day weekend, following U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' announcement that she would soon propose a rule to "resolve" the issue. 


Andrew Ujifusa on May 26, 2020 9:20 AM


Chalkbeat--Colorado schools in the fall: 10 people per class, face masks, and remote learning too?

If Colorado schools return to classroom instruction in the fall, it could look very different, with temperature checks, face masks, and very small class sizes.


Erica Meltzer, Melanie Asmar, and Yesenia Robles May 26, 2020, 5:39pm MDT


Edutopia--Getting Ready to Teach Next Year

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 school year, but planning for a mix of remote and in-person instruction will help educators be ready.


Mary Burns| May 26, 2020