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10-2-19 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--The Case for Screening Students for Addiction, Mental Health Issues A school-based program of early intervention has worked in other states. Health advocates and others argue for its widespread adoption in New Jersey...'

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Nearly Two-Thirds of Newark Voters Approve of Charter Schools, Poll Shows Most Newark voters agreed that charter schools are “an important part of the public school landscape in Newark.”...'

Education Week—Opinion: It's Time to End Timed Tests Why do we believe that speed reflects intelligence?...'

NJ Spotlight--The Case for Screening Students for Addiction, Mental Health Issues

A school-based program of early intervention has worked in other states. Health advocates and others argue for its widespread adoption in New Jersey

To tamp down the epidemic of behavioral problems among young people, New Jersey should ensure schools systematically screen all students for mental health and drug use issues. That’s the recommendation of a group of lawmakers, health advocates and educators in a report released Tuesday, which also urged intervention before these problems emerge publicly or escalate, and connecting those who need more help with appropriate treatment.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/the-case-for-screening-students-for-addiction-mental-health-issues/

Lilo H. Stainton | October 2, 2019 | Health Care

 

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Nearly Two-Thirds of Newark Voters Approve of Charter Schools, Poll Shows

Most Newark voters agreed that charter schools are “an important part of the public school landscape in Newark.”

On the national stage, charter schools remain deeply divisive. But in Newark, where more than one in three students attend charters, a majority of voters support the schools, according to a new poll.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/nearly-two-thirds-of-newark-voters-approve-of-charter-schools-poll-shows/

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat | October 2, 2019 | Education

 

 

Education Week—Opinion: It's Time to End Timed Tests

Why do we believe that speed reflects intelligence?

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/02/its-time-to-end-timed-tests.html

Alden S. Blodget| September 30, 2019

 


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