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Star Ledger--Teachers virtually unheralded for mastering COVID-19 curveballs | Opinion

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/12/teachers-virtually-unheralded-for-mastering-covid-19-curveballs-opinion.html

Milton W. Hinton Jr. | Guest Columnist| Updated Dec 20, 2020; Posted Dec 20, 2020

 

Insider NJ--Ruiz Praises Nomination of Miguel Cardona as U.S. Secretary of Education

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/ruiz-praises-nomination-miguel-cardona-u-s-secretary-education/

December 22, 2020, 8:00 pm |

 

NY Times--Biden Picks Latino Chief of Connecticut Schools as Education Secretary

Miguel A. Cardona will fulfill Joe Biden’s promise to appoint a diverse cabinet with an education secretary with public school experience.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/politics/biden-education-secretary.html?searchResultPosition=1

Erica L. Green and Eliza Shapiro| Dec. 22, 2020

 

NY Times--Public Schools Face Funding ‘Death Spiral’ as Enrollment Drops

Congress is sending more relief money to schools, but coronavirus-related costs and declining state funding tied to student enrollment are driving districts toward a financial crisis.

Shawn Hubler, Kate Taylor and Amelia Nierenberg| Dec. 22, 2020

 

Education Week--School Workers May Get Early Shot at COVID-19 Vaccine. Will They Take It?

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/school-workers-may-get-early-shot-at-covid-19-vaccine-will-they-take-it/2020/12

Madeline Will — December 21, 2020 11 min read

 

Chalkbeat--10 questions about the new stimulus money for schools, answered

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/12/22/22195843/stimulus-schools-education-explainer

Matt Barnum Dec 22, 2020, 3:42pm EST

 

Education Dive--CDC: Head Start is model for safe early ed programming amid COVID-19

CARES Act funding and federal flexibilities allowed centers to offer in-person learning, but not without challenges. "We are updating our plan every week," one director said.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/cdc-holds-head-start-up-as-model-of-early-education-during-COVID-19/592449/

Kara Arundel | Published Dec. 21, 2020