4-3-20 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight—Meeting Notice: School’s Out: Education Commissioner Repollet on the State’s Role During COVID-19 The second in a series of virtual roundtables from NJ Spotlight and NJTV News addressing the daily reality and longer-term challenges of remote learning...'
Star Ledger--N.J. teachers are coming to your TV. Here’s how to watch. New Jersey schools remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but class is still very much in session — yes, even on your TV...'
NY Times--DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried. The $2 trillion coronavirus law grants the education secretary the power to waive special education rules as school districts struggle to teach all their students online...'
NPR: 9 Out Of 10 Children Are Out Of School Worldwide. What Now? Right now students are out of school in 185 countries. According to UNESCO, that's roughly 9 out of 10 schoolchildren worldwide...'
Education Dive--Hiring teachers remotely? Recruiters share 5 lessons from virtual job fairs Even when restrictions on group gatherings are lifted, more districts will likely incorporate tech and video into the hiring process...'
4-2-20 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Meeting Remotely, State BOE OKs Remote Learning for Special-Needs Students Changes will go into effect immediately; special-ed advocates say they’ll continue to monitor quality of education delivered to students with disabilities...'
Star Ledger--N.J. takes emergency action to allow virtual special education services during coronavirus outbreak New Jersey is temporarily revising its special education rules to help schools tackle one of the greatest challenges of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic...'
Star Ledger--With coronavirus closing schools, many bus drivers, substitute teachers are out of jobs...'
Star Ledger--N.J. delays college aid deadline as coronavirus cripples economy New Jersey will move the application deadline for college financial aid from April 15 to June 1 for returning students as the state navigates the severe financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic...'
NPR--Here's How To Pick A College During Coronavirus Spring is a big time of year for the college-bound — getting acceptance letters, figuring out financial aid, making a decision. Even in a typical year, it can be overwhelming. But as we all know, this is not a typical year...'
Education Week--Coronavirus Squeezes Supply of Chromebooks, iPads, and Other Digital Learning Devices...'
Education Dive--Ed Dept issues proposed distance learning rules, emphasizes flexibility The U.S. Department of Education issued proposed rules for distance learning Wednesday, following a months-long rulemaking process last year...'
Edutopia--3 Tips for Humanizing Digital Pedagogy An elementary teacher who has worked for an edtech start-up argues that it’s important now—with teachers and students working separately—to promote reflection and social connection as tools for learning...'
4-1-20 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Can N.J.'s best teachers make virtual learning work? Here’s how they’re trying...' Star Ledger--N.J. school district switches to pass/fail grading because of the coronavirus Students in one New Jersey school district will receive only pass/fail grades for the remainder of the school year in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education...'
Washington Post (via Philadelphia Inquirer)-FBI issues warning about ‘hijacking’ of online classes by intruders after schools report serious disruptions...'
Education Week--How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren't in School...'
Education Week--The Lost Senior Year: Credits, Proms, Sports All in Jeopardy...'
Education Dive--States ease graduation requirements as coronavirus closures extend More states are offering flexibilities around elective and even core credits to ensure seniors get their diplomas and move on to college despite closures...'
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