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NJ Spotlight--State wants schools to submit student performance data to gauge COVID-19 ‘learning loss’

Districts will measure if students are learning at, above or below grade level in language arts, math and science

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/03/murphy-calling-for-schools-to-submit-student-performance-data-to-gauge-covid-19-learning-loss/

John Mooney, Education writer | March 1, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

South Jersey Times--Time to let N.J. teachers qualify for shots | Editorial

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/02/time-to-let-nj-teachers-qualify-for-shots-editorial.html

South Jersey Times Editorial Board| Updated Feb 28, 2021; Posted Feb 28, 2021

 

NY Times--As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/us/schools-reopening-philadelphia-parents.html

Dana Goldstein| Feb. 28, 2021

 

NPR-- For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/963282430/for-some-black-students-remote-learning-has-offered-a-chance-to-thrive

Elizabeth Miller| March 1, 20215:00 AM ET

 

Education Week--Testing Providers Could Be Forced to Pivot Quickly as Result of Biden’s State Testing Policy

https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/testing-providers-forced-pivot-quickly-result-bidens-state-testing-policy/

Brian Bradley| Staff Writer| February 25, 2021

 

Chalkbeat--Philadelphia educator starts national project to find more Black teachers

Just 2% of teachers across U.S. are Black men; goal is to bring 21,000 Black students into the teaching pipeline

https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/26/22303882/philadelphia-educator-starts-national-project-to-find-more-black-teachers

Dale Mezzacappa Feb 26, 2021, 6:58pm EST

 

Education Dive--Reading gaps widen in mid-year data, especially for K-1 students of color

https://www.k12dive.com/news/mid-year-data-shows-reading-gaps-widening-especially-for-k-1-students-of-c/595667/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan| Published Feb. 25, 2021

 

Edutopia--The Reparative Power of Relationships

Many schools around the country strive to support students who have experienced trauma—and that work is always rooted in strong relationships.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/reparative-power-relationships

Elizabeth Wilcox| February 26, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--Substitute teacher crisis forces districts to turn to local businesses and recent grads

https://hechingerreport.org/substitute-teacher-crisis-forces-districts-to-turn-to-local-businesses-and-recent-grads/

Barbara Shelly February 28, 2021