12-2-19 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: Audit of New Jersey’s $42,000-Per-Student District State Auditor finds shortcomings in financial control of Asbury Park schools, where New Jersey’s Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet served as superintendent...'

Star Ledger--Loss of sponsor could be the E-N-D of regional N.J. spelling bee Cancelled: C-A-N-C-E-L-L-E-D. Cancelled. Correct! That is, unless another sponsor can be found soon...'

Asbury Park Press--NJ releases latest state test scores. Wealthy districts excel, but why? New Jersey released the latest round of state test scores Monday, and North Jersey's most affluent districts continued to rank among the top performers...'

NPR--Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School Shooting — But This Method Could School shootings like the recent one in Santa Clarita, Calif., have focused the nation's attention on school safety. And schools across the U.S. are wrestling with how to prevent themselves from becoming the site of the next tragedy...'

Politics K-12 (Education Week)--Charter Schools Neither 'Silver Bullet' Nor 'Apocalyptic,' Research Indicates A new review of charter schools based on a broad range of studies paints a complicated picture of their performance, and says that much of both the hype and the fear that surround them don't match the reality of their impact...'

NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: Audit of New Jersey’s $42,000-Per-Student District

State Auditor finds shortcomings in financial control of Asbury Park schools, where New Jersey’s Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet served as superintendent

 

What it is: The Office of the State Auditor, a division of the state Legislature, last month released a report on Asbury Park school finances for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. It was part of a regular cycle of audits the legislative office conducts of school districts receiving large sums of state aid. The last such audit of Asbury Park was five years ago.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/12/fine-print-audit-of-new-jerseys-42000-per-student-district/

John Mooney | December 2, 2019 | Education

 

Star Ledger--Loss of sponsor could be the E-N-D of regional N.J. spelling bee

Cancelled: C-A-N-C-E-L-L-E-D. Cancelled.

Correct! That is, unless another sponsor can be found soon.

https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2019/11/loss-of-sponsor-could-be-the-e-n-d-of-regional-nj-spelling-bee.html

Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Dec 01, 2019;Posted Nov 29, 2019

 

Asbury Park Press--NJ releases latest state test scores. Wealthy districts excel, but why?

New Jersey released the latest round of state test scores Monday, and North Jersey's most affluent districts continued to rank among the top performers. 

The data, posted on the state Department of Education website, includes math and English results on the New Jersey Learning Assessments, formerly called PARCC, for grades three to eight and in high school. It comes even as New Jersey is developing a plan to replace the controversial exams.

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/2019/12/01/njla-which-new-jersey-schools-improved-state-tests/4331422002/

Hannan Adely, NorthJersey.com Published 5:00 a.m. ET Dec. 1, 2019

 

NPR--Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School Shooting — But This Method Could

School shootings like the recent one in Santa Clarita, Calif., have focused the nation's attention on school safety. And schools across the U.S. are wrestling with how to prevent themselves from becoming the site of the next tragedy.

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/27/782902802/active-shooter-drills-may-not-stop-a-school-shooting-but-this-method-could

Anya Kamenetz| November 27, 20197:39 AM ET

 

 

Politics K-12 (Education Week)--Charter Schools Neither 'Silver Bullet' Nor 'Apocalyptic,' Research Indicates

A new review of charter schools based on a broad range of studies paints a complicated picture of their performance, and says that much of both the hype and the fear that surround them don't match the reality of their impact.  

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2019/11/charter-school-research-silver-bullet-apocalypse.html

Andrew Ujifusa on November 27, 2019 1:40 PM