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2-5-20 Education in the News
Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--State to Close One of Four Newark Charter Schools that City Superintendent Wanted Shut Down M.E.T.S. Charter School has until end of school year; NJ education commissioner faults it for low academic achievement, chaotic classrooms and high staff turnover...'

The Record--We can't wait for health emergencies to talk about the importance of vaccines    Opinion...'

Education Week--When Teachers Are Tough Graders, Students Learn More, Study Says A new study finds that students perform better on end-of-year standardized tests when their teachers are tough graders—and argues that the "mindset that says 'everybody gets a gold star' does more damage than good."...'

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)-- Trump Pushes Tax Break to Promote School Choice in State of the Union Address President Donald Trump used his State of the Union Address Tuesday to urge Congress to greenlight a plan that would provide federal tax credits for scholarships to private schools and other education services, offering the largest stage yet for one of his administration's key education priorities...'

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--State to Close One of Four Newark Charter Schools that City Superintendent Wanted Shut Down

M.E.T.S. Charter School has until end of school year; NJ education commissioner faults it for low academic achievement, chaotic classrooms and high staff turnover

The state is shutting down a troubled charter school with campuses in Newark and Jersey City, one of four schools that Newark’s schools chief had urged the state to close.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/02/state-to-close-one-of-four-newark-charter-schools-that-city-superintendent-wanted-shut-down/

Patrick Wall, CHALKBEAT | February 5, 2020 | Education

 

The Record--We can't wait for health emergencies to talk about the importance of vaccines | Opinion

The vaccine debate has a long history of igniting passionate and divisive opinions from the public and between legislators seeking to advance common sense legislation to protect the health of all our citizens.  Recently, New Jersey has witnessed the consequence of these disinformation vs. evidence-based knowledge confrontations. And it has been ugly.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/2020/02/05/stop-waiting-outbreaks-talk-vaccine-importance-opinion/4656137002/

Steve Sweeney Published 5:54 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020

 

Education Week--When Teachers Are Tough Graders, Students Learn More, Study Says

A new study finds that students perform better on end-of-year standardized tests when their teachers are tough graders—and argues that the "mindset that says 'everybody gets a gold star' does more damage than good." 

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2020/02/when_teachers_are_tough_graders_students_learn_more_study_says.html

Madeline Will on February 4, 2020 12:55 AM

 

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)-- Trump Pushes Tax Break to Promote School Choice in State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union Address Tuesday to urge Congress to greenlight a plan that would provide federal tax credits for scholarships to private schools and other education services, offering the largest stage yet for one of his administration's key education priorities.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/02/trump-school-choice-state-of-the-union.html

Evie Blad on February 4, 2020 10:26 PM

 

 

 


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