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2-18-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Reopen schools? Here’s the CDC guidance

Read the details from the CDC and see what NJ schools are saying

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/02/cdc-guidance-guidelines-school-reopening-nj-strategies-mask-wearing-physical-distancing-hand-washing-ventilation-how-school-districts-react/

NJ Spotlight News | February 17, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NPR--Biden Says He Wants Most K-8 Schools Open 5 Days A Week By His First 100 Days

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968547917/biden-says-he-wants-most-k-8-schools-open-5-days-a-week-by-his-first-100-days

Alana Wise| February 16, 202110:54 PM ET

 

Star Ledger--Reopen schools? N.J. schools are already open. | Opinion

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/02/reopen-schools-nj-schools-are-open-opinion.html

Renee Creange| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist|  Updated Feb 17, 2021; Posted Feb 17, 2021

 

Chalkbeat--Without a clear picture of pandemic learning loss, N.J. looks ahead to academic recovery

https://newark.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/17/22288000/new-jersey-newark-learning-loss

Patrick Wall Feb 17, 2021, 4:31pm EST

 

NY Times--Protesters Urged Defunding the Police. Schools in Big Cities Are Doing It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/us/los-angeles-school-police.html

Jill CowanShawn Hubler and Kate Taylor| Feb. 17, 2021

 

The Atlantic—Why did we ever send sick kids to school?

An overemphasis on attendance puts students’ health at risk and instills the value of working through illness. The pandemic has made it clear how dangerous that is.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/02/when-schools-punish-sick-kids-poor-attendance/618045/

Sarah Hosseini| February 17, 2021

 

Education Week--What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote Learning

https://www.edweek.org/technology/what-educators-should-know-about-digital-self-harm-during-hybrid-and-remote-learning/2021/02

 Mark Lieberman — February 16, 2021

 

Education Dive--Proactive approaches help districts avoid COVID-19 special ed litigation

Despite challenges, districts have worked to communicate effectively with parents, document efforts and use early dispute resolution approaches throughout the pandemic.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/schools-work-to-meet-individual-needs-avoid-idea-litigation/594804/

Kara Arundel @KaraArundel  Published Feb. 10, 2021