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Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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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...'
3-5-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--1 in 3 N.J. students could need ‘strong support’ after virtual learning, state data says...' The Atlantic--Massachusetts Actually Might Have a Way to Keep Schools Open...'

NPR--NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning...'

Star Ledger--New Jersey’s camps can open! Children will need them more than ever before.    Opinion...'

Education Week--Vaccine Access Speeds Up for Teachers After Biden's Declaration...'

Education Week--How Much COVID-19 Cleaning in Schools Is Too Much?...'

Education Dive--Report: US schools receive D grade for infrastructure...'

3-4-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Black families’ understandable reluctance to let kids go back to school...' Chalkbeat--After feds say tests still required, critics mobilize and states look for loopholes...'

NY Times--Biden Administration Steps Up Push for School Reopenings...'

Education Dive--Report: Parent school reviews correlate with test scores, not growth or effectiveness...'

South Jersey Times--Miles to go in teaching about Holocaust, racism    Editorial...'

3-3-21 Education in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer--N.J. schools must teach diversity, inclusion under new law...' Chalkbeat--Biden to states: Teachers should be able to get vaccine in March...'

Chalkbeat--Miguel Cardona is confirmed as education secretary. Up first: Pushing for aid and reopening more schools...'

The Atlantic--Don’t Help Your Kids With Homework...'

NPR--For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive...'

Education Week-- Vaccinating Teachers Is Just One Part of the Reopening Puzzle...'

3-2-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--After lining up support, Sweeney is ready to push school regionalization plans Senate president expected to present a package of measures, including incentives that would impact school aid...'

NY Times--Should Your School Be Fully Open? Here’s What the C.D.C. Says...'

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Let there be sleep — especially for NJ’s overtired teens...'

NJ Spotlight--NJ union leader lauds expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility for teachers...'

The Record--Murphy opens vaccines to teachers, says schools should be 'back in business' by fall...'

Associated Press (via Philadelphia Inquirer)--Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary...'

Chalkbeat--Miguel Cardona is confirmed as education secretary. Up first: Pushing for aid and reopening more schools...'

Education Week--New National Civics Guidelines Carve a Middle Path for Teachers in a Polarized Climate...'

Education Dive--How are districts prepping for an unprecedented assessment season?...'

3-1-21 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--State wants schools to submit student performance data to gauge COVID-19 ‘learning loss’...'
South Jersey Times--Time to let N.J. teachers qualify for shots    Editorial...'

NY Times--As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action...'

NPR-- For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive...'

Education Week--Testing Providers Could Be Forced to Pivot Quickly as Result of Biden’s State Testing Policy...'

Chalkbeat--Philadelphia educator starts national project to find more Black teachers...'

Education Dive--Reading gaps widen in mid-year data, especially for K-1 students of color...'

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The Special Education Task Force Report was released  in November 2015. GSCS, a Task Force member,  looks forward to discussion on this important topic under the Murphy administration.  See below for a link to the report.

Final Report of NJ Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students


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