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NJ Spotlight--Learning pods create classroom feel for remote students

In place of a classroom, some families are forming small learning groups, providing the social support many kids are missing

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/learning-pods-create-classroom-feel-for-remote-students/

Joanna Gagis, Producer/Correspondent | September 22, 2020 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--Need money for childcare while your kids are remote learning? How to apply for a new $150M N.J. program.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/09/need-money-for-childcare-while-your-kids-are-remote-learning-how-to-apply-for-a-new-150m-nj-program.html

Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Sep 21, 2020; Posted Sep 21, 2020

 

NY Times--As Schools Go Remote, Finding ‘Lost’ Students Gets Harder

Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/schools-covid-attendance.html

Abby Goodnough| Sept. 22, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET

 

New York Times--What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far

Yuriria Avila, Weiyi Cai, Barbara Harvey, Juliette Love, Eleanor Lutz, Alex Leeds Matthews and Kate Taylor| Sept. 21, 2020

 

Education Week--Is Online Learning Worse Than Being in School? Majority of Teens Say Yes

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2020/09/online_learning_teens_survey.html

Arianna Prothero on September 18, 2020 3:14 PM

 

Edutopia--What Teens Say They Need, and How Schools Can Adjust

Students say they want a voice in the big education decisions that affect their lives—and their top concerns are backed by plenty of research.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/what-teens-say-they-need-and-how-schools-can-adjust

Sarah Gonser| September 18, 2020

 

The HechingerReport--OPINION: Fixing education during the pandemic means fixing an uneasy relationship with technology

How we use and choose new tech tools will make all the difference for years to come

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-fixing-education-during-the-pandemic-means-fixing-an-uneasy-relationship-with-technology/

Robert Pianta and Bart Epstein September 22, 2020