11-25-19 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Sweeney Says He’s Ready to Waive 2% Tax Cap for Hard-Hit School Districts On Saturday, school board leaders lined up to quiz Senate president, some of whose answers were well-received but others not...'

NJ Spotlight--Counting the Ways Racial Disparities Persist Among Children in New Jersey NJ compares well with other states for kids’ health and general circumstances, but new report shows that children of color remain disadvantaged New Jersey children are among the healthiest and wealthiest in the nation, but these favorable life conditions are not universal throughout the state, especially for children of color, according to a new report...'

Washington Post (via Press of Atlantic City)--The indispensable Ken Burns has a new initiative: A one-stop online resource for teachers Ken Burns, the indispensable maker of award-winning documentaries who uses archival footage and photographs to tell uniquely American stories, has a new enterprise...'

NJ Spotlight--Sweeney Says He’s Ready to Waive 2% Tax Cap for Hard-Hit School Districts

On Saturday, school board leaders lined up to quiz Senate president, some of whose answers were well-received but others not

A school board member from Warren County asked whether school regionalization would be pushed on districts against their will. Another from Clifton pleaded for more state controls on exorbitant special education costs.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/11/sweeney-says-hes-ready-to-waive-2-tax-cap-for-hard-hit-school-districts/

John Mooney | November 25, 2019 | Education

 

NJ Spotlight--Counting the Ways Racial Disparities Persist Among Children in New Jersey

NJ compares well with other states for kids’ health and general circumstances, but new report shows that children of color remain disadvantaged

 New Jersey children are among the healthiest and wealthiest in the nation, but these favorable life conditions are not universal throughout the state, especially for children of color, according to a new report.

The New Jersey Kids Count County Data Dashboard, published Friday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey, for the first time includes some measures of child well-being by race and ethnicity, providing a glimpse into equity issues affecting children at the county level.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/11/counting-the-ways-racial-disparities-persist-among-children-in-new-jersey/

Colleen O'Dea | November 25, 2019 | Social

 

Washington Post (via Press of Atlantic City)--The indispensable Ken Burns has a new initiative: A one-stop online resource for teachers

Ken Burns, the indispensable maker of award-winning documentaries who uses archival footage and photographs to tell uniquely American stories, has a new enterprise.

Burns — the maker of "The Civil War," "Baseball," "Jazz," "The War," "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," "Prohibition," "The Roosevelts" and "The Vietnam War" — launched a new research site for educators on Tuesday called "Ken Burns in the Classroom" on PBS LearningMedia — an online destination for free teaching and learning resources inspired by his documentaries.

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/trending/the-indispensable-ken-burns-has-a-new-initiative-a-one/article_074c5e86-5b43-561b-9d0b-92979526c432.html

Valerie Strauss / The Washington Post| November 24, 2019