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Garden State Coalition of Schools
Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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Trenton, New Jersey 08608


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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...'
4-22-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Free meal program for students extended to next school year, USDA announces...' Washington Post—Biden’s mammoth education agenda would expand the federal role from cradle to college...'

Education Week--During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept details rules for maintaining state K-12 funding under COVID-19 relief...'

4-21-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Once seen as a struggle, support for pre-K now widespread Report ranks NJ as leader in pre-kindergarten programs as group that pushed them says its job is done...'

MyCentralJersey.com--What will NJ proms look like in 2021?...'

NPR--How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'...'

Education Week--FEMA Will Cover Some COVID-19 Staffing Costs for Schools...'

Chalkbeat--Relief and reflection: After Chauvin guilty verdict, teachers and students look to the work ahead...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says...'

4-20-21 Education in the News
Insider NJ--Ruiz Education Related Bills Become Law...' NPR--'We Need To Be Nurtured, Too': Many Teachers Say They're Reaching A Breaking Point...'

Education Week--16 Resources on Talking to Students About Police Killings and Racism...'

The Hechinger Report--After-school programs have either been abandoned or overworked...'

4-19-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: After a year of learning loss, it will take a village to raise our kids...' NJ Spotlight--How close are we to a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents?...'

Star Ledger--Can this $2.4M plan save struggling N.J. students? Tammy Murphy is on board...'

Education Week--42% of Principals Want to Leave Their Positions. Will You Let Them?...'

Education Dive--Data: 9th-grade on-track rates trend higher in 4x4 scheduling models...'

Edutopia--Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: The power of unfair standardized tests is finally, thankfully diminishing...'

4-16-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--On hold for now, statewide tests coming in fall...' Washington Post--Former lobbyist details how privatizers are trying to end public education...'

Education Week--8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism...'

Education Dive--4 steps to addressing COVID-19 attendance barriers...'

4-15-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Autism acceptance is key in helping kids with autism reach their full potential...' Star Ledger--Under new proposal, NJSIAA would allow COVID transfers to return to original school...'

Chalkbeat--As Biden eyes infrastructure, recent research suggests students’ environments really do matter for learning...'

Education Week--Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines: The Latest News...'

Education Dive--Social-emotional learning is essential to 'build back better'...'

Edutopia--Healthy Parental Support of Student Writing...'

4-14-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--COVID-19 testing and staff vaccinations key in reopening of Newark schools...' NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Time to act on policy solutions for NJ students...'

The Record--Open windows, new filters: How NJ schools are readying for in-person classes this fall...'

Education Week--How to Talk About Next School Year Presents a Big Test for Education Leaders...'

Education Week--‘Growth Mindset’ Linked to Higher Test Scores, Student Well-Being in Global Study...'

Education Dive--Report: Prepare now for predicted kindergarten 'bubble'...'

4-13-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Teachers, families ‘going to make it work’ as Newark schools reopen after one year...' Education Week--Biden Pitches 41 Percent Spending Increase for Education Next Year on Top of COVID-19 Aid...'

Education Dive--Can schools make summer programs more fun, effective by focusing on accelerated learning?...'

Education Dive--Social-emotional learning is essential to 'build back better'...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: New research shows that ninth grade matters more than ever...'

4-12-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--See SAT scores for every public high school in N.J...' NY Times--Parents, Stop Talking About the ‘Lost Year’...'

NY Times--Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic...'

NPR--Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely...'

Education Week--Most Students With Disabilities Still Attend Remotely. Teachers Say They’re Falling Behind...'

Chalkbeat--Cardona: Schools need to rebuild trust with students and families of color as reopening continues...'

Education Dive--Biden proposes $20B Title I funding increase for FY 2022...'

The Hechinger Report--Poll: Nearly half of parents don’t want their kids to go straight to a four-year college...'

4-9-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Senate budget panel gets view from top on learning loss, state testing and school aid...' Star Ledger--4 things we learned about N.J.’s schools during COVID...'

Insider NJ--Oroho Urges Education Commissioner to Support Plan to Prevent State School Aid Cuts...'

NY Times--Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss?...'

Associated Press--Students Lead U.S. Push for Fuller Black History Education...'

Education Dive--CDC, AFT surveys suggest most educators now vaccinated...'

Edutopia--How to Help High School Students Develop Empathy...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: If you really want more equitable schools,you must first ask some questions...'

4-8-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ gets cleared to hold off on school testing...' NJ Spotlight--See where your town’s high school ranks...'

Star Ledger--Most N.J. students won’t take standardized tests until fall, Murphy says...'

Chalkbeat--Most N.J. students can skip state tests this spring, Biden administration says...'

Star Ledger--The 25 N.J. towns with the highest tax bills for schools...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--COVID-19 has upended education. How will schools solve for learning loss?...'

NY Times--Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away...'

The Atlantic--The Dark Side of Box Tops for Education...'

NPR--New Data Reveals School Attendance Numbers During The Pandemic...'

Education Dive--Can schools make summer programs more fun, effective by focusing on accelerated learning?...'

4-7-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. school district offering vaccinations to students with special needs...' Chalkbeat--In Philadelphia, education secretary says schools can open safely...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept to initiate Title IX review, propose new rules...'

4-6-21 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Classroom learning is resuming in N.J.’s largest city, and the governor is cheering it on...' NY Times--That Spotty Wi-Fi? There’s $100 Billion to Fix It...'

Education Week--Teachers Are Watching Students’ Screens During Remote Learning. Is That Invasion of Privacy?...'

Education Week--A Windfall, Teacher Shortages, and Uncertain Enrollments Shape Next Year’s K-12 Budgets...'

Chalkbeat--I didn’t learn about Asian American history in high school. We can’t fail another generation of students...'

4-5-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Stimulus money is not a replacement for school funding...' NJ Spotlight--The complexities of shifting from remote learning to classrooms in NJ...'

Star Ledger--It’s time to get back to the classroom    Opinion...'

NY Times--Fed Up With Remote Learning, Governors Make a Push to Reopen Schools...'

Education Week--‘I Miss the Interaction': The Pandemic Has Thrown Curveballs at School Counselors...'

Education Dive--Pandemic's K-12 impacts exacerbated by pre-existing disability disparities...'

The Hechinger Report--Parents fighting, teachers crying: Grownup stress is hitting kids hard...'

4-1-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--School leaders assess lessons learned and prospects for return to in-person learning...' NY Times--Promising Pfizer Results for Child Coronavirus Vaccines...'

Education Week--The Pandemic Will Affect Students’ Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help...'

Education Dive--2020 was a record year for K-12 cybersecurity incidents...'

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