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NEW! Virtual Meeting Calendar for 2021-2022
All Meetings, starting in September 2021...'
GSCS Statement on Black Lives Matter
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...'
6-11-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--First look at learning loss shows a third ‘below grade-level’...' Philadelphia Inquirer—Special needs advocates worry about the fate of an N.J. bill to extend services for students who have turned 21...'

Education Week--Does ‘Academic Freedom’ Shield Teachers as States Take Aim at Critical Race Theory?...'

Chalkbeat--Efforts to restrict teaching about racism and bias have multiplied across the U.S...'

Edutopia--Breaking the Cycle of Silence Around Black Mental Health...'

6-10-21 Education in the News
NJSpotlight--N.J. school mask rules now up to local districts. ‘Use your responsibility wisely,’ Murphy says...' NY Times--The State of Schools as the Pandemic Wanes...'

Education Week--New COVID-19 Aid Coalition Highlights Strategies for Retaining Teachers, Digital Learning...'

Chalkbeat--Efforts to restrict teaching about racism and bias have multiplied across the U.S...'

6-9-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Social media and students’ First Amendment rights...' NJ Spotlight--NJ budget windfall may top $4 billion...'

The Record--NJ disability community fears extra year of schooling bill has stalled at Murphy's desk...'

Asbury Park Press--New bills would close dangerous loopholes in the school bus contract industry...'

Education Week--One Big Reason Schools Are Ditching Remote Learning: The Cost...'

Chalkbeat--Struggling schools don’t get a boost from state takeovers, study shows...'

Education Dive—Op-Ed: Schools must provide assessments to see where students stand after pandemic...'

6-8-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. students can ditch masks at school during extreme heat, Murphy says...' Education Week--Biden Team to Revisit How Schools Should Ensure Racial Equity in Discipline...'

Chalkbeat--Transparency and tutoring: poll shows what Newark parents want from COVID relief...'

Education Dive--Study: Pre-COVID-19 summer slide worse for special education students...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Pandemic relief money is flowing to class-size reduction but research evidence for it isn’t strong...'

6-7-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--NJ schools have big bucks to spend. Will they blow it?    Editorial...'
NJ Spotlight--Another push for local governments to share work and cut costs...'

Education Week--Understaffed School District IT Departments Are a Big Problem. Here’s One Way to Solve It...'

Chalkbeat--Title I, but not: What we know about Joe Biden’s plan to fix school funding...'

Education Dive--Is public school enrollment set to make a comeback?...'

6-4-21 Education in the News
Asbury Park Press--Monmouth County superintendents to Gov. Murphy: It's time to take the masks off...' Chalkbeat--Title I, but not: What we know about Joe Biden’s plan to fix school funding...'

NJ Spotlight--Visit from US education secretary brings sizable sum — and chance for change...'

Star Ledger--Agency lost $27M in taxpayer money on land it never used and built school that didn’t heat up its first winter, report says...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--School mask requirements are coming under fire as parents ramp up pressure on districts...'

Education Week--School Leaders Say Stimulus Cash Will Go a Long Way—But Deep Funding Challenges Remain...'

Education Dive--Poll: Majority of parents want children in-person, but would like options...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: The pandemic gave graduating high school seniors new strength and resilience...'

6-3-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Troubled school construction agency needs supervision, report says...' Star Ledger--N.J. might drop school mask requirements in fall. ‘Our minds are open,’ Murphy says...'

The Record--Bill to extend education for students with disabilities heads to governor's desk...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--Clayton model adopted around N.J. to help students cope with social and emotional needs...'

NY Times--The Fight to Teach Asian American History...'

Education Week--Forbidding Remote Learning: Why Some Schools Won’t Offer a Virtual Option This Fall...'

Education Dive--Lessons In Leadership: 4 district leaders share advice for addressing burnout...'

6-2-21 Education in the News
The Record--COVID disrupted K-12 learning in NJ in multiple ways. But there were silver linings...' Education Week--Biden’s K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding Inequity...'

Education Dive--Why having too many or too few special education students matters...'

The Hechinger Report--Can patriotism and criticism coexist in social studies?...'

6-1-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Masks not required for fully vaccinated kids at summer camps, says CDC...' The Record--New Jersey's LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum a 'mindset shift' to help center diverse voices...'

Insider NJ--Governor Murphy, Department of Education, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Announce Initial Round of Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Projects...'

NY Times--Disputing Racism’s Reach, …[Partisan Politics] Rattle American Schools...'

The Atlantic--What If America Didn’t Have Public Schools?...'

NPR--High School Seniors Reflect On Another Unusual School Year...'

Education Week--Critical Race Theory Puts Educators at Center of a Frustrating Cultural Fight Once Again...'

Education Dive--Decoding the Divide: Pandemic highlights struggles, silver linings of digital special education...'

The Hechinger Report--Nation’s skeletal school mental health network will be severely tested...'

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