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New Jersey Makes Gains In Closing Digital Divide In Schools, But Some Students Still Struggle To Log On

Weeks into the academic year, state education officials in New Jersey still can’t account for the number of students unable to get online for remote learning, which is playing a critical role during the pandemic. Despite strides made in the last few months, they also don’t have a full picture on the number of families who have a device or those struggling to stay reliably connected.

“The state just has to accept that internet connectivity at home now has to be part of a free, public education,” said David Sciarra, executive director of the Education Law Center, a Newark-based nonprofit that advocates for school equity. “We have to make sure that every kid has this, whether or not they can afford it.”

Sciarra said it’s hard for the state to fix a problem without updated information because closing the digital divide is more than just giving every student a device.

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Delphi Behavioral Health Group Expands Insurance Coverage for New Jersey Patients

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Delphi Behavioral Health Group, a leading nationwide provider of addiction and detox treatment programs, today announced it has expanded its health insurance offering for patients through an in-network contract with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance at all Serenity at Summit and Summit Behavioral Health New Jersey locations.

Since 1932, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has offered quality health insurance products and services to New Jersey families and businesses. Through this partnership Delphi Behavioral Health Group will be able to provide patients in New Jersey with more options and solutions for essential and potentially life-saving mental health and addiction treatment services.

“We are extremely proud and excited to be working with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and we feel this partnership could not have come at a better time,” said Dominic Sirianni,

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New ‘pandemic potential’ found in China; New Jersey bans smoking, drinking at casinos

As COVID-19 cases surge across the nation, more states are moving to combat the spread of the virus: Oregon and Kansas are the latest states that will begin to require face masks in public.

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy announced late Monday that the state would pause its planned reopening for indoor dining and banned smoking and drinking at Atlantic City casinos set to reopen this week.

And in China, researchers are concerned about a new swine flu strain in pigs that could have “pandemic potential.”

Here are some major developments:

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials will testify before Congress today on the state of the pandemic. 

  • Gilead Sciences, the maker of remdesivir that is shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill patients, said Monday it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the U.S. and

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