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4-8-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ gets cleared to hold off on school testing

Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/04/nj-school-testing-federal-permission-no-spring-tests-questions-still-potential-pandemic-learning-damage/

John Mooney, Education writer | April 8, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

NJ Spotlight--See where your townís high school ranks

NJ releases annual school report card. NJ Spotlight News lets you search for graduation rates

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/04/2020-graduation-rates-pandemic-covid-19-njdoe-high-school/

Colleen O'Dea, Senior writer | April 8, 2021 | Education

Star Ledger--Most N.J. students wonít take standardized tests until fall, Murphy says

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/04/most-nj-students-wont-take-standardized-tests-until-fall-murphy-says.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 07, 2021; Posted Apr 07, 2021

Chalkbeat--Most N.J. students can skip state tests this spring, Biden administration says

https://newark.chalkbeat.org/2021/4/7/22372629/new-jersey-spring-tests-2021

Patrick Wall Apr 7, 2021, 6:22pm EDT

Star Ledger--The 25 N.J. towns with the highest tax bills for schools

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/04/the-25-nj-towns-with-the-highest-tax-bills-for-schools.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 07, 2021; Posted Apr 07, 2021

Philadelphia Inquirer--COVID-19 has upended education. How will schools solve for learning loss?

An unprecedented year of academic disruption has scrambled what school means for millions of students. Getting kids back on track will be a challenge.

https://www.inquirer.com/education/a/pennsylvania-education-students-pandemic-learning-loss-20210408.html

Maddie Hanna, Kristen A. Graham, and Melanie Burney| April 8, 2021

NY Times--Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/nyregion/new-jersey-school-online.html

Tracey Tully| April 8, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

The Atlantic--The Dark Side of Box Tops for Education

The school-funding program recently switched from offering rebates for physical labels to an app, frustrating many users and highlighting some of the programís long-standing contradictions and inequalities.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/04/box-tops-education-struggles-after-switch-app/618532/

Lora Kelley| April 7, 2021

NPR--New Data Reveals School Attendance Numbers During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/07/985128487/new-data-reveals-school-attendance-numbers-during-the-pandemic

Anya Kamenetz| April 7, 20214:16 PM ET

Education Dive--Can schools make summer programs more fun, effective by focusing on accelerated learning?

https://www.k12dive.com/news/schools-aim-to-make-summer-learning-more-fun-through-accelerated-learning/597925/

Kara Arundel @KaraArundel| Published April 7, 2021