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Virtual and In-Person Meeting Calendar for 2022-2023
All Meetings, starting in September 2021...'
GSCS Statement Condemning Violence Motivated by Race, Ethnicity or Sexual Orientation
With the recent spate of violent bias-based crimes and other incidences of hatred based on perceived characteristics of individuals or groups, the Garden State Coalition of Schools wants to reaffirm our support of all those who advocate for the changes that will put an end to those expressions of hatred and promote increased understanding and peaceful resolution of conflict in our communities.
Every year GSCS puts together a “Critical Issues Sheet” to help define focus areas for the school year...'
Latest Testimonies and Letters
Testimony on delayed learning from Rachel Goldberg, letter on cessation of SBYSP and more...'
12-7-22 Education in the News
The Record--NJ's special education ombudsman has not filed annual reports, as required by law...' Washington Post--‘Blue’ suburban moms are mobilizing to counter conservatives in fights over masks, book bans and diversity education...'

Education Week--11 Critical Issues Facing Educators in 2023...'

Chalkbeat--Schools across the U.S. have turned to Paper’s online tutoring. Some worry it’s falling short...'

Education Dive--NWEA: Full academic rebound likely 5 or more years away...'

12-6-22 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. district with $7,500 signing bonuses has hired 115 teachers in 11 weeks...' Education Week--All That Ed Tech Schools Bought During the Pandemic Won’t Improve Equity. Here’s Why...'

Chalkbeat--Fall test scores show a slow, uneven academic rebound...'

Education Dive--8 strategies for districts looking to add or expand internship programs...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: American classrooms urgently need more tutors, so why not mobilize teachers in training?...'

12-5-22 Education in the News
South Jersey Times-Ensure that N.J. school districts have anti-hacker plans    Editorial...'
The Record--Universal free lunch for NJ students? Officials asking Congress for funding...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--Fighting to keep social studies...'

NY Times--Applying to College, and Trying to Appear ‘Less Asian’...'

Education Week--Sports Coaches Want More Training on How to Address Young Athletes’ Mental Health...'

Chalkbeat--We don’t have to choose between academic recovery and social-emotional learning..."

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Does growth mindset matter? The debate heats up...'

12-2-22 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Education advocates frustrated over delayed test scores...' Star Ledger--Newark reveals post-COVID standardized test scores while many others wait...'

Paterson Press--Paterson hires 115 new teachers with $7,500 signing bonuses...'

Education Week--COVID Hurt Student Learning: Key Findings From a Year of Research...'

12-1-22 Education in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer--Are kids still behind? 3 takeaways from Pa.’s latest standardized tests...' Washington Post--The Magic of Bilingual Education...'

NPR--School principals say culture wars made last year 'rough as hell'...'

Education Week--Property Taxes Fuel K-12 Budgets. How Well Does That Work?...'

Chalkbeat--‘The hardest years of my career’: Principals say political combat has engulfed schools...'

Education Dive--Higher youth suicide rates linked to mental health staff shortages...'

11-30-22 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Delayed student test scores hamper efforts to recover from learning loss, advocates say...' Education Week--Schools Are Resegregating. There’s a Push for the Supreme Court to Consider That...'

Education Dive--Applications open for $84.5M in Energy Dept school infrastructure grants...'

The Hechinger Report--As enrollment falls and public skepticism grows, some colleges are cutting their prices...'

11-29-22 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. may soon set standards for students to learn how to separate fact from fiction on social media...' Education Week--What Schools Can Do to Ease Students’ Anxiety...'

Chalkbeat--National charter school enrollment flat after early pandemic gains, according to report...'

Education Dive--Nearly half of voters say trust in public education declined since pandemic...'

Edutopia--Showing Students Career Pathways to Teaching...'

11-28-22 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Newark teachers will get $1M in COVID backpay, union says...' NY Times--Sizing Up the First ‘Normal’ School Year...'

Education Week--Principals Give Thanks—and Shoutouts—to School Support Staff...'

Chalkbeat--NJ families have until Dec. 31 to request services for students with disabilities missed during the pandemic...'

Education Dive--Survey: Secondary students warming up to school meals...'

11-23-22 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Some NJ schools move to ban LGBTQ gender identity books...' Chalkbeat--New Jersey school counselors say student mental health needs have ‘increased tremendously’...'

Washington Post--Opinion    Talk of learning loss misses the humanity at the core of education...'

The Atlantic--How Much Alone Time Do Kids Need?...'

Education Week--A Thanksgiving Reading List (With Extra Gravy)...'

Education Dive--Holiday ransomware attacks hit education harder than other sectors...'

Edutopia--The Importance of Teaching About the Holocaust...'

The Hechinger Report--Schools can’t afford to lose any more Black male educators...'

11-22-22 Education in the News
The Record--'It's way out of line': With ad spending up 1,000%, sports betting firms entice NJ kids...' Education Week--What Educators Say Are the Biggest Barriers to Effective SEL...'

Education Dive--Common App expands program that offers automatic college admission...'

Edutopia--4 Strategies Administrators Can Use to Respond to Negative Comments on Social Media...'

The Hechinger Report--The path to a career could start in middle school...'

11-21-22 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Bring back virtual learning for N.J. kids, these parents say as they rev up fight for remote option...' Star Ledger--N.J. schools should teach about grief — because somebody has to, lawmakers say...'

The Atlantic--Rethinking ‘Run, Hide, Fight’...'

Education Week--Later School Start Times Could Help Teachers, Too...'

Chalkbeat--School psychologist, counselor hiring lags nationwide even as student mental health needs soar...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept outlines school violence prevention options under $1B Stronger Connections grant program...'

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