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9-17-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Laptop shortage, lack of internet access behind bumpy start to remote learning

With internet access going from luxury to necessity, communities can wind up completely out of the loop as state's virtual curriculum looks to gain traction

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/laptop-shortage-lack-of-internet-access-behind-bumpy-start-to-remote-learning/

Raven Santana, Correspondent | September 17, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

NY Times--For School Outbreaks, Itís When, Not If

Thatís frightening. But a case at your childís school does not mean you should panic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/us/for-school-outbreaks-its-when-not-if.html

Amelia Nierenberg and Adam Pasick| Sept. 16, 2020

NPR--'I'm Only 1 Person': Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students And Their Own Kids

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/913144304/i-m-only-1-person-teachers-feel-torn-between-their-students-and-their-own-kids

Anya Kamenetz| September 17, 20206:00 AM ET

Education Week--When Is It Safe for Schools to Open? Many States Haven't Given Clear Answers

As school administrators wrestle with when and how to reopen their buildings during the coronavirus pandemic, many states have provided them little guidance about when its safe to do so.

††http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/09/schools-open-health-criteria-states-covid.html

Evie Blad on September 14, 2020 3:43 PM

Chalkbeat--How much online learning is too much? Schoolsí shift to live virtual classes sparks pushback

https://newark.chalkbeat.org/2020/9/14/21437158/remote-learning-backlash

Patrick Wall Sep 14, 2020, 8:58pm EDT

Education Dive--Report: 23 states, DC failed to give schools health guidance for reopening

https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-23-states-dc-failed-to-give-schools-health-guidance-for-reopening/585261/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan| Published Sept. 16, 2020

Edutopia--Engaging Students in Virtual Instruction With the Camera Off

Giving students the option to turn their cameras off may make them more comfortable and open up new possibilities for teaching.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/engaging-students-virtual-instruction-camera

Katie Seltzer| September 14, 2020

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

Letís start young and ensure that all students see themselves as scientists

Jim Ryan and Janet Carlson September 8, 2020