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NJ Spotlight--For NJ schools, state funding for 2021-22 comes with ‘a lot of unknowns’

There is uncertainty over what support districts can expect from the Murphy administration as overwhelming financial pressures continue

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/01/for-nj-schools-state-funding-for-2021-22-comes-with-a-lot-of-unknowns-districts-budgets/

John Mooney, Education writer | January 26, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--More N.J. schools returning to in-person, hybrid classes as COVID cases decline, Murphy says

The number of schools districts throughout the state that now have full in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic is on the rise, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday.

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/01/more-nj-schools-returning-to-in-person-hybrid-classes-as-covid-cases-decline-murphy-says.html

Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jan 25, 2021; Posted Jan 25, 2021

 

Press of Atlantic City--Murphy: If numbers drop, parents of high school athletes may be allowed to attend games

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/high-school/murphy-if-numbers-drop-parents-of-high-school-athletes-may-be-allowed-to-attend-games/article_2fbd1c5a-2623-5a4e-994e-19a309fc6964.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

Nicholas Huba| January 25, 2021

 

NY Times--Unions May Complicate Biden’s School Plans

The president’s push to reopen schools in 100 days may face opposition from teachers unions resisting the speedy return of in-person learning.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/us/unions-may-complicate-bidens-school-plans.html

Amelia Nierenberg and Adam Pasick| Jan. 25, 2021

 

NPR--Education Pick Miguel Cardona On Biden's Promise To Reopen Schools

https://www.npr.org/sections/president-biden-takes-office/2021/01/25/960307804/education-pick-miguel-cardona-on-bidens-promise-to-reopen-schools

Cory Turner, Eda Uzunlar| January 25, 20213:47 PM ET

 

Education Week--How Biden’s Data Mandate Could Help Schools Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/how-bidens-data-mandate-could-help-schools-navigate-the-covid-19-crisis/2021/01

 Evie Blad — January 22, 2021 4 min read

 

Education Dive--5 ways schools are addressing pandemic-induced mental health issues

Schools are strengthening student-parent-school relationships and improving mental health response coordination in reaction to COVID-19's toll on students and staff.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/5-ways-schools-are-addressing-pandemic-induced-mental-health-issues/593698/

Kara Arundel| Published Jan. 22, 2021

 

Edutopia--Students Excel When They Find Purpose—So How Do We Help Them?

By connecting learning to the real world, students begin to see themselves as a catalyst for change within it. 

https://www.edutopia.org/article/students-excel-when-they-find-purpose-so-how-do-we-help-them

Carly Berwick| January 22, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

Personalized learning’s goal of creating a unique plan for each child has long existed within special education. And it’s very difficult to do well

https://hechingerreport.org/what-lessons-does-special-education-hold-for-personalized-learning/

Sarah Gonser January 26, 2021