|4-8-21 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--NJ gets cleared to hold off on school testing
Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger
NJ Spotlight--See where your town’s high school ranks
NJ releases annual school report card. NJ Spotlight News lets you search for graduation rates
Star Ledger--Most N.J. students won’t take standardized tests until fall, Murphy says
Chalkbeat--Most N.J. students can skip state tests this spring, Biden administration says
Patrick Wall Apr 7, 2021, 6:22pm EDT
Star Ledger--The 25 N.J. towns with the highest tax bills for schools
Philadelphia Inquirer--COVID-19 has upended education. How will schools solve for learning loss?
An unprecedented year of academic disruption has scrambled what school means for millions of students. Getting kids back on track will be a challenge.
NY Times--Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away
Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.
Tracey Tully| April 8, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET
The Atlantic--The Dark Side of Box Tops for Education
The school-funding program recently switched from offering rebates for physical labels to an app, frustrating many users and highlighting some of the program’s long-standing contradictions and inequalities.
Lora Kelley| April 7, 2021
NPR--New Data Reveals School Attendance Numbers During The Pandemic
Education Dive--Can schools make summer programs more fun, effective by focusing on accelerated learning?
Garden State Coalition of Schools