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2-2-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ education leaders pushing for federal waiver of school testing requirements

 ‘At this time, the testing will not meet the needs of anyone, not the least of all the kids,’ NJEA president says

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/02/nj-education-leaders-pushing-for-federal-waiver-of-school-testing-requirements/

John Mooney, Education writer | February 2, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--Picking a college is hard. Now, N.J. kids have to decide without stepping foot on campus.

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/01/picking-a-college-is-hard-now-nj-kids-have-to-decide-without-stepping-foot-on-campus.html

Josh Axelrod | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Feb 01, 2021; Posted Feb 01, 2021

 

NY Times--Missing in School Reopening Plans: Black Families’ Trust

Deep-seated mistrust among Black families toward their public school districts is holding back school reopening, even as Black children suffer inordinately from remote learning.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/us/politics/school-reopening-black-families.html

Eliza Shapiro, Erica L. Green and Juliana Kim| Feb. 1, 2021

 

NPR--Educators Consider Extending School Schedule Into The Summer

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/01/962714275/educators-consider-extending-school-schedule-into-the-summer

Anya Kamenetz| February 1, 20215:05 AM ET

 

Education Week--Black History Is About More Than Oppression

We keep teaching about Black history, not through it

https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-black-history-is-about-more-than-oppression/2021/01

LaGarrett J. King — January 29, 2021

 

Education Week--Should Educators, Board Members Be Disciplined for Supporting Anti-Democratic Beliefs?

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/should-educators-board-members-be-disciplined-for-supporting-anti-democratic-beliefs/2021/01

Mark Lieberman — January 29, 2021 11 min read

 

Chalkbeat--How Miguel Cardona pushed for school reopening and kept strong relationships with teachers unions

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/1/22261128/miguel-cardona-teachers-unions-school-reopening

Matt Barnum Feb 1, 2021, 5:13pm EST

 

Education Dive--Attention to K-12 cybersecurity grows in nearly 100 bills introduced in 2020

https://www.k12dive.com/news/report-nearly-100-k-12-cybersecurity-bills-introduced-in-2020/594245/

Roger Riddell @K12DiveRoger | Published Feb. 1, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--If schools don’t overhaul discipline, ‘teachers will still be calling the police on our Black students’

As districts across the country cut their school resource officers, advocates warn it won’t be enough to end overly harsh discipline of Black students

https://hechingerreport.org/if-schools-dont-overhaul-discipline-teachers-will-still-be-calling-the-police-on-our-black-students-2/

Neal Morton February 1, 2021