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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...'
9-20-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: New Jersey students aren’t the only ones to experience learning losses...'
Star Ledger--Parents, please be civil at school board meetings    Opinion...'

Star Ledger--Schools must have a testing strategy for COVID    Opinion...'

NY Times--Covid vaccine prompts strong immune response in younger children, Pfizer says...'

NPR--Educators’ Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Is Rising Dramatically...'

Education Dive--NASSP: Federal support needed to curb threats, violence toward school leaders...'

The Hechinger Report—First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divide...'

9-17-22 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Universal pre-K takes another step on long road Murphy says process started to get long-sought programs running...'

Star Ledger--What is the ‘devious lick’ TikTok trend? What does it mean? Here’s what to know...'

Asbury Park Press--NJ bus driver shortage forcing Toms River Regional to move sports games...'

Education Week--Why School Districts Are Unprepared for COVID-19 Disruptions, Again...'

Education Dive--Panelists: Heal school community polarization for sake of children's health...'

9-16-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight (Video)--Murphy versus Ciattarelli: The state of education...' Star Ledger--6 outbreaks reported at N.J. schools where kids or teachers caught COVID at school...'

Press of Atlantic City (Editorial)-Our view: NJ strengthens its penalties for hazing and mandates school policies...'

NY Times--Will the Bus Driver Ever Come? Or the Substitute Teacher or Cafeteria Worker?...'

NY Times--Emily Oster, the Brown economist, is launching a new data hub on schools and the pandemic...'

Education Week--Are We Asking Schools to Do Too Much?...'

Education Dive--Could Biden's vaccine mandate exacerbate school staff shortages?...'

The Hechinger Report--Helping science teachers tackle misinformation and controversial topics...'

9-15-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--COVID-19 testing surges in NJ with work mandates, possible school exposures...'
Star Ledger—Opinion: Innovation has created a diverse group of new physics teachers in New Jersey    Opinion...'

Star Ledger—Opinion: A COVID widow asks, why has masking our children at school become such an issue?    Opinion...'

Chalkbeat--Teacher shortage leaves Newark schools with 120 unfilled positions as classes start...'

Education Dive--School districts hesitate to use ARP funding for construction projects...'

9-14-21 Education in the News
NY Times--Here’s how in-person teaching is playing out across the U.S...' Philadelphia Inquirer--Gov. Tom Wolf and teachers say kids are cool with masks: ‘It feels like an adult problem’...'

My Central Jersey.com--Arts education organization says the arts are essential in back-to-school plans...'

Education Week--Principals Bear the Brunt of Parental Anger, Staff Fatigue as COVID Drags On...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Can making music remake the mind?...'

9-13-21 Education in the News
NY Times--Most Schools Do Not Yet Meet Biden’s Demand for Testing and Vaccines...' NPR--This Custodian Stayed At His School All Night Pumping Water During Ida's Storms...'

Education Week--Teachers’ Union, Education Groups Unite to Resist Critical Race Theory Bans...'

9-10-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ’s heat exemption for masking in schools raises questions In one school district mask-wearing was made optional at 75 F...'

The Record--Return to in-person school has some parents of unvaccinated young children on edge...'

Star Ledger--Schools will require a new graduation test starting this spring...'

NY Times--Biden calls on states to implement vaccine requirements in schools...'

Education Week--A Hallmark of School Shooters: Long History of Social Rejection...'

9-9-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ Board of Ed makes it official: Graduation test is back...' NJ Spotlight--New NJEA president says schools are ready for in-person learning...'

Washington Post--U.S. education secretary: ‘We have to muster whatever political will we can to hit the reset button on those things we know didn’t work’...'

Chalkbeat--Biden is pressuring states to drop bans on mask mandates. Will it work?...'

Education Dive--Influx of school devices provides crucial opportunities for data privacy lessons...'

9-8-21 Education in the News
Asbury Park Press--NJ Shore back to school: Five things students, parents, educators can expect...' NPR--Caught Between Parents And Politicians, Nurses Fear Another School Year With COVID-19...'

NPR--Parents Of Children With Disabilities Join The Legal Battle Over Masks In Schools...'

Education Dive--Groups request details on ESSER spending for underserved students...'

9-7-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Some schools forced to delay reopening because of storm damage...' Star Ledger--With hot weather in the forecast, some N.J. schools will grant exceptions to mask mandate...'

NY Times--Opinion: America's School board meetings are getting weird--and scary...'

Education Week--Education Department to Expand Data Collection on COVID and Schools...'

Education Dive--Schools updating remote learning policies in reaction to COVID-19 cases, quarantines...'

9-3-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Multiple N.J. schools closed Thursday as Ida floods portions of state...' Philadelphia Inquirer-- N.J. students return for new year with mask mandate in place and schools ready to enforce...'

Insider NJ--Governor Murphy and Department of Education Announce Grants Addressing School Safety and Lead Remediation in Schools...'

NPR--Kids In Illinois Will Soon Be Able To Take 5 Mental Health Days From School...'

Chalkbeat--As virtual options split off from traditional school, interest dips...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept resource examines how schools can use ARP funds to address learning loss...'

Edutopia--4 Ways to Incorporate More Asian American Perspectives Into the Curriculum...'

9-2-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--State ponies up $267M in fed funds to pay for shots, weekly COVID-19 tests for NJ school staff...' NY Times—When Vaccines Aren’t An Option: Life for Families With Children Under 12...'

NPR--National Survey Finds Severe And Desperate School Bus Driver Shortage...'

Education Dive--Report: Despite struggles, pandemic-era online learning holds promise for student-centered learning...'

9-1-21 Education in the News
Asbury Park Press--NJ school bus company indicted for 'flagrant' safety violations, AG says...' Education Week--Nation Gets a ‘C’ on Latest School Quality Report Card, While N.J. Again Boasts Top Grade...'
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NJSBA FALL WORKSHOP 2012, Tuesday October 23, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm @ Room: 404

Special Session 2:30pm: Inside Look: Insights from NJ’s Governmental Relations Directors

…The governmental relations directors from around New Jersey work directly with legislators on education issues that impact local schools. Join us for an informative conversation and an inside look into the perspective of the governmental relations directors. The discussion will be moderated by John Mooney, founding editor and education writer at NJ Spotlight.

Debra Bradley, Esq., Governmental Relations Director, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association

John Donnadio, Executive Director, New Jersey Association of Counties

Judy Savage, Executive Director, NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools

Ginger C. Gold Schnitzer, Governmental Relations Director, New Jersey Education Association

Lynne Strickland, Executive Director, Garden State Coalition of Schools

Michael A. Vrancik, Governmental Relations Director, New Jersey School Boards Association

Garden State Coalition of Schools
160 W. State Street, Trenton New Jersey 08608