New Haven schools plan to reopen completely online, in contrast to Gov. Ned Lamont’s preference for some in-person learning

Torri Donley

One of Connecticut’s largest school districts will petition the state to reopen schools completely online, in contrast to Gov. Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona’s strong preferences for at least some in-person learning. The New Haven Board of Education voted Wednesday in a special meeting to begin school fully […]

Education advocates warn thousands of Maryland children will fall behind academically without in-person schooling

Torri Donley

While the decision to keep central Maryland school buildings closed through January may protect students and staff from the coronavirus, education advocates say the choice also means thousands of children will likely suffer lifelong academic consequences. The historic gaps in achievement between low-income students of color and middle-class students will […]

Coronavirus Shouldn’t Stop In-Person Voting

Torri Donley

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — When it comes to the vote-by-mail debate and the 2020 general election, it’s pretty clear where New Jersey Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce stands. “I don’t see how waiting on a relatively short line at a polling booth is more dangerous than waiting on a long line at […]