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COVID-19 Briefing #4 (4.22.20) – State of Education

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Gathering Ground’s Statewide Conversations — COVID-19 Response

Call #4 – April 22, 2020

Topic: The State of Education during COVID-19

Guest speaker #1: John Mooney, CEO and Education Reporter – NJ Spotlight

Guest speaker #2: Angela Garretson, Chief External Affairs Officer – New Jersey Institute of Technology

Guest speaker #3: Patrick Wall, Senior Reporter – Chalkbeat Newark

Resources shared by speakers and participants during the call include:

  • Alternative online learning programs
  • Reporting on how COVID-19 is affecting virtual learning, attendance, food accessibility, special education and more
  • Examples of how STEM students at NJIT are making a difference
  • Technology gap and how it affects students – articles with more information
  • Mental Health hotlines and virtual offerings
 
Download the full summary and resources links here.
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“Walls came down, bridges were built, inspiration was shared, challenges were tackled, hope was renewed because people who care took the time to come together to have meaningful conversation.Thank you for creating the environment to make this possible. We are stronger together.”

– Doug Goulding, Chief Serving Officer at NCS Paterson and the Paterson Health Initiative

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