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2107, 2020

The risk of opening schools: Flexibility, planning needed

July 21st, 2020|Comments Off on The risk of opening schools: Flexibility, planning needed

With President Donald Trump calling for campuses to welcome students in the fall and numerous large school districts around the country announcing that online-only schooling will continue, risk management teams are grappling with how to [...]

1307, 2020

Pandemic v. Schools – National Coalition for Healthier Schools Plan for Safe Reopening

July 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Pandemic v. Schools – National Coalition for Healthier Schools Plan for Safe Reopening

School Buildings and Occupants Can Speed or Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Jul. 9, 2020 / PRZen / SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- As pressure mounts for schools to reopen this fall, awareness is growing of the need [...]

1307, 2020

NJEA, Others Want National School Reopening Guideline Consensus

July 13th, 2020|Comments Off on NJEA, Others Want National School Reopening Guideline Consensus

Because no one is really sure what the pandemic will look like in two months, the New Jersey Education Association is one of several groups backing a National Call to Action to raise awareness of [...]

1307, 2020

Will N.J. have enough teachers to reopen schools? Union worried many won’t go back.

July 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Will N.J. have enough teachers to reopen schools? Union worried many won’t go back.

School districts have begun to hear from teachers who are requesting to retire early or refusing to return to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic. Others are asking to teach only from home because they or [...]

907, 2020

ADVOCATES RELEASE PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on ADVOCATES RELEASE PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Contact: Debra Coyle McFadden, Director, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-707-1320, dcoyle@njwec.org Claire Barnett, Executive Director, Healthy Schools Network, 202-543-7555 ADVOCATES RELEASE PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS  PANDEMIC V. SCHOOLS: A NATIONAL CALL TO [...]

106, 2020

The Virus Exposed New Jersey’s Inequities and Failures

June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on The Virus Exposed New Jersey’s Inequities and Failures

Reality check: No one is safe from the ravages of COVID 19. After all, nurses, warehouse workers and celebrities like Tom Hanks alike are getting sick. Actually, if you work for low pay, are [...]

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