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Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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Trenton, New Jersey 08608


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NEW! Virtual Meeting Calendar for 2021-2022
All Meetings, starting in September 2021...'
GSCS Statement Condemning Violence Motivated by Race, Ethnicity or Sexual Orientation
In the wake of the recent murder of George Floyd and the many historical and present-day acts of violence against Black men and women, the Garden State Coalition of Schools wants to reaffirm our support of Black Lives Matter and all those who advocate for the changes that will put an end to those tragedies...'
10-22-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Parent group continues to press Murphy on virtual school option...' NJ Spotlight--Still no COVID-19 testing in hundreds of NJ school districts...'

Star Ledger--No immediate plans for N.J. to follow NYC’s stricter COVID vaccine mandates for teachers, workers, Murphy says...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5-11...'

NPR--What it's like to be on the front lines of the school board culture war...'

Education Dive--Report: Schools' role in promoting civic engagement growing more important...'

10-21-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Actors in N.J. school plays might not need masks, Murphy says...' MyCentralJersey.com--Murphy shies away from strict vaccine orders for public workers, teachers...'

NY Times--Biden’s Pick for Education Dept.’s Civil Rights Chief Squeaks Through Senate...'

NPR--School board elections will be an early test of what issues motivate voters...'

Education Week--School Boards, ‘Domestic Terrorism,’ and Free Speech: Inside the Debate...'

Chalkbeat--Biden admin: New effort to start COVID vaccination sites at schools on the way...'

Education Dive--Student engagement critical for academic, emotional recovery...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Why school ratings can backfire...'

10-20-21 Education in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer--Vulnerable Philly kids face a school nurse shortage that has families ‘scared to death’...' NY Times--Small Needles, Short Lines and Few Tears: Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children...'

NY Times--Christian Schools Boom in a Revolt Against Curriculum and Pandemic Rules...'

Education Dive--Supply chain woes hit school foodservice departments...'

10-19-20 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Teachers among plaintiffs in lawsuit over COVID-19 testing mandate...' Education Week--How Staff Shortages Are Crushing Schools...'

Education Dive--How COVID-19 may change the conversation about class size...'

10-18-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. school employees, state workers must be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID testing starting today...' NPR--In one Texas district, teachers were told to give 'opposing' views of the Holocaust...'

Education Week--Higher Student Morale Linked to In-Person Instruction, Survey Shows...'

Education Week--Privacy, Porn, and Parents in the Room: Sex Education’s Pandemic Challenges...'

Chalkbeat--‘This is not inclusive.’ Some students with disabilities are going without as districts scale back virtual programs...'

Education Dive--Report: District boundaries, affordable housing access fuel funding disparities...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: What research tells us about gifted education...'

10-15-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--School nurse: Parents, if you get the call to pick up your kid, please remain calm, be patient    Opinion...'
NJ Spotlight--NJ will pay bonuses to help child care providers recruit, keep workers...'

Education Week--Students With Depression, Anxiety May Qualify for Accommodations, Feds Tell Schools...'

Chalkbeat--Test score gaps between America’s high and low achievers widened pre-pandemic. No one’s sure why...'

Education Dive--Tracking how the coronavirus is impacting school districts...'

10-14-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Make school buses electric, advocates urge...' Washington Post--It’s a scary time to be growing up. Teens and parents are bonding over that...'

Education Week--Middle and High School Students Need Social-Emotional Learning, Too. Are They Getting It?...'

Education Week--How Bad Are School Staffing Shortages? What We Learned by Asking Administrators...'

Education Week--The latest Nobel Prize winner: Researcher who helped show money matters for schools...'

Education Dive--How can districts protect school boards, administrators as threats grow?...'

10-13-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Therapy dogs aren’t just a teacher’s pet at these N.J. schools. They’re staff...' Education Week--Is the Justice Dept. Silencing Parents or Stepping Up to Protect Educators?...'

Education Dive--3 cybersecurity best practices to keep school networks safe as students — and devices — return...'

10-12-21 Education in the News
Insider NJ--New Jersey Department of Education Launches Resources to Help Schools Teach Climate Change Across K-12 Classrooms...' NY Times--The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor...'

NY Times--Black Lives Matter, She Wrote. Then ‘Everything Just Imploded...'

The Atlantic--Masks Are Changing How Kids Interact...'

Education Week--Schools Helped Defeat Polio and Diphtheria With Vaccine Efforts. Can They Do It With COVID?...'

Education Dive--School COVID-19 testing hit with supply chain delays, bandwidth challenges...'

10-8-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--School nurses: We’re now the ‘de facto health department’...' Star Ledger--N.J. school districts send out warning letters about ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenges for rest of school year...'

NY Times--Doubts, Anger and Anxiety: What It’s Like to Go to School Now...'

NPR--Kids are losing school days to quarantines. Here's a way to keep them in classrooms...'

Chalkbeat--After Newark student brings gun to school, safety and mental health concerns intensify...'

Education Dive--How can districts protect school boards, administrators as threats grow?...'

Edutopia--How SEL Can Help Make Schools Feel More Inclusive...'

10-7-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ orders schools to report COVID-19 case data School outbreaks have doubled. Health experts expect cases to rise after Thanksgiving...'

Star Ledger--N.J’s in-school COVID outbreaks increase to 69 with 379 cases among students, staff...'

Star Ledger--This ‘remarkable’ social studies teacher is N.J.’s Teacher of the Year...'

NPR--You don't need a bachelor's degree to land a high-paying job...'

Education Week-- Districts Are Leaning on Medical Advisers to Help With COVID Policies. It’s Paying Off...'

Education Dive-- How will pandemic learning impact graduation rates long-term?...'

Edutopia--The Case Against Zeros in Grading...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Younger students were among those most hurt during the pandemic...'

10-6-21 Education in the News
NY Times--Justice Dept. Will Address ‘Disturbing Spike’ in Threats Against School Personnel...' Star Ledger--Will N.J. require COVID vaccines for students? Not now, but it remains ‘on the table,’ Murphy says...'

Education Dive   How 2 middle schools are prioritizing SEL for teenage students...'

10-5-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--COVID-19 not likely to hamper holidays, Murphy says...' Insider NJ--Murphy Leaves California Option ‘On the Table’...'

NPR--How school administrators and parents are finding solutions to school bus shortage...'

Education Dive--5 critical best practices for concise, engaging school communications...'

10-4-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Stress, anxiety fueling mental health breakdown in families Calls to state hotlines are soaring. Health providers warn services are at capacity...'

NJ Spotlight--Parents, educators urge schools districts to implement COVID-19 testing A patchwork of efforts is leading to rising frustration among parents and educators...'

Star Ledger--Bus driver shortage could be eased if changes made to licensing process, advocates say...'

Education Week--Calls to Ban Books by Black Authors Are Increasing Amid Critical Race Theory Debates...'

Chalkbeat--Four reasons why schools are facing crippling shortages...'

Education Dive--Congressional hearings focus on school safety protocols, relief funding...'

The Hechinger Report--Middle school minds: Figuring out who you are in the midst of global turmoil...'

10-1-21 Education in the News
Washington Post--School boards are ‘under an immediate threat,’ organization says in request for federal help...' Education Dive--CDC reiterates school quarantine guidance as states and districts shorten recommendations...'

MyCentralJersey--Filtered images. Tanned and toned bodies. How Instagram causes teen depression...'

The Atlantic--No, Vaccinated People Are Not ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread the Coronavirus as Unvaccinated People...'

Education Week--Students Sought Changes at Their Middle School. Their Principal Listened...'

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