The New Jersey Black Mayors Alliance for Social Justice (NJ-BMASJ), along with top-ranking school officials and administrators, met on April 7 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to establish a statewide partnership and dialogue between their municipalities and schools to prepare students for education and work in the digital environment of the 21st century. The event, “Digital Learning, Revolutionizing Traditional Education,” engaged the participants in a new partnership with the Future Ready Schools–New Jersey (FRS-NJ) program designed to promote digital learning throughout the state’s elementary and secondary public schools
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The new Future Ready Schools® (FRS) podcast series, Leading Through Unprecedented Times, looks at how teaching and learning have shifted online overnight due to mandated school closures across the nation. FRS leaders are simultaneously addressing and amplifying equity issues among marginalized groups as schools become the community hub for food distribution and human connection. Listen to powerful stories from school and district leaders who are overcoming adversity and offering their communities hope as they lead through unprecedented times!
In mid-August, the Val Verde (California) Unified School District began the 2020–2021 school year with all 20,000 students engaged in high-quality distance learning. Like districts nationwide, Val Verde implemented full distance learning in the spring and again this school year to protect the health and safety of students, staff, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic….
Ready or not, here they come. It’s that time again. It’s time for the students to return, and with that it’s time for the infamous back-to-school district kickoff meeting. It’s no secret that this year is so, so different than the kickoffs of years prior. Most years, administrators, teachers, and support staff return rested, having…