|8-17-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: How NJ’s New Color-Coded COVID Map Is Meant to Help Schools Assess Fall Reopening Plans
Map divides the state into six regions and indicates the level of disease ‘activity’ in each
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Gov. Phil Murphy Explains Why ‘There is No One-Size-Fits-All Plan’ for Reopening NJ Schools
‘I would not ask the students and parents in one community to decide what’s best for the schools next door — or vice versa’
Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Newark Teachers Union Urges Delay of In-Person Learning, Adding to Growing Push for All-Remote School Reopening
Decision reverses earlier position. Union president says, ‘In the last three weeks, morale shot down to the basement and fear shot through the roof’
NY Times--Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another
Every choice on what to do about schooling amid a pandemic is potentially risky or unfair. Even if the problem is systemic, the angst is personal.
Claire Cain Miller| Published Aug. 13, 2020Updated Aug. 15, 2020
Education Week--Schools Reopen and COVID-19 Cases Crop Up. Can K-12 Leaders Be Confident in Their Plans?
Catherine Gewertz| August 13, 2020
Education Dive--Funding for school facility improvements a requirement for safe reopening
Officials from four organizations call for Congress to allocate $10 billion for repairs and $25 million for technical assistance on ventilation and air quality.
Elizabeth Beardsley, Scott Brown, Mary Filardo and David Terry| Aug. 13, 2020
The Hechinger Report--What if public schools never reopen?
Coronavirus could doom our already fragile public school system
Barbara Kantrowitz August 7, 2020