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1-19-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--The essential school workers who feel largely ignored during COVID-19 crisis

Raven Santana, Correspondent | January 18, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NY Times--The Potential Plus of Having a Former ‘English Learner’ as Education Secretary

Like a growing number of U.S. students today, Miguel Cardona learned English in school, not at home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/upshot/cardona-education-secretary.html?searchResultPosition=1

Kevin Carey| Jan. 18, 2021

 

NY Times--Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling

The nation’s schools need thousands of more teachers, full-time and substitute, to keep classrooms open during coronavirus outbreaks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/pandemic-substitute-teacher-shortages.html

Natasha Singer| Jan. 19, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

 

NPR--Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929578004/anxious-about-the-election-your-kids-can-tell-heres-how-to-talk-about-it

Anya Kamenetz , Cory Turner, Sylvie Douglis

 

Education Week--We’ve Got to Talk About Remote Student Absenteeism

What can we do when skipping school means not pressing a button?

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/opinion-weve-got-to-talk-about-remote-student-absenteeism/2021/01

Patrick Hunt — January 13, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--Last week was tough, teachers say. But it wasn’t the first difficult ‘day after’ they’ve faced

Teachers reflect on five events — from 9/11 to the Capitol attack — and the ensuing classroom conversations that have shaped their careers

https://hechingerreport.org/last-week-was-tough-teachers-say-but-it-wasnt-the-first-difficult-day-after-theyve-faced/

Emma Kate Fittes January 15, 2021