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


Lilo H. Stainton | August 17, 2020 | Coronavirus in NJ, Health Care


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’


Gov. Phil Murphy | August 17, 2020 | Opinion, Education


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’


Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark | August 17, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ


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