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2-4-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--At confirmation hearing, likely education secretary touches on state testing

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/02/student-testing-miguel-cardona-nominee-fed-secretary-of-education-more-latitude-to-states/

John Mooney, Education writer | February 4, 2021 | Education

 

Star Ledger--N.J. digital divide down to 400 students who don’t have access to a computer or internet connection, Murphy says

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/02/nj-digital-divide-down-to-400-students-who-dont-have-access-to-a-computer-or-internet-connection-murphy-says.html

 Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Feb 03, 2021; Posted Feb 03, 2021

 

Star Ledger-- New Jersey Supreme Court rules Jersey City teachers can be paid for full-time union work

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/02/new-jersey-supreme-court-rules-jersey-city-teachers-can-be-paid-for-full-time-union-work.html

 Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal| Updated Feb 03, 2021; Posted Feb 03, 2021

 

The Record--Black History Month: NJ Black community leaders share influential books that spoke to them

https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/2021/02/04/black-history-month-books-were-influential-nj-black-leaders/4308507001/

Sammy Gibbons| NorthJersey.com| February 4, 2021

 

Press of Atlantic City—Education advocacy group urging Governor to apply for Federal testing waiver

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/education/education-advocacy-group-urging-governor-to-apply-for-federal-testing-waiver/article_2531295f-24f8-5375-8649-068116f99b4e.html

Claire Lowe| February 4, 2021

 

NY Times--Where Are U.S. Teachers Ineligible to Be Vaccinated?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/04/us/teacher-vaccine-eligibility.html

Danielle Ivory and Lauren LeatherbyFeb. 4, 2021

 

Education Week--Pressure Builds on Schools to Reopen During Pandemic

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/pressure-builds-on-schools-to-reopen-during-pandemic/2021/02

The Associated Press — February 02, 2021

 

Education Week--Miguel Cardona Pressed by Lawmakers on Tests, Reopening Schools, and Transgender Students

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/miguel-cardona-pressed-by-lawmakers-on-reopening-schools-tests-and-transgender-students/2021/02

Andrew Ujifusa — February 03, 2021

 

Chalkbeat--In confirmation hearing, Cardona says he’ll work to reopen schools. But how hard will he push?

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/3/22264853/confirmation-hearing-cardona-school-buildings-reopen

Sarah Darville, Matt Barnum, and Kalyn Belsha Updated Feb 3, 2021, 3:27pm EST

 

Chalkbeat--Cardona: Testing is important, but ‘I don’t think we need to be bringing students in just to test them’

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/3/22264304/cardona-education-secretary-confirmation-testing-covid

Matt Barnum Feb 3, 2021, 12:22pm EST

 

Education Dive--4 questions to ask when committing to equity and anti-racism in schools

The tough considerations that lead to real and meaningful change begin with understanding your "why," two K-12 leaders write.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/4-questions-to-ask-when-committing-to-equity-anti-racism-in-schools/594394/

Henry Turner and Lainie Rowell| Published Feb. 3, 2021