1-14-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Survey Finds Persistent Bullying of LGBTQ Students in NJ High Schools

 ‘The numbers are alarming,’ says Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, who was a prime sponsor of anti-bullying legislation. She’s working on a new measure

Gay, bisexual and transgender students in New Jersey high schools continue to face bullying, harassment, discrimination and even physical violence eight years after the enactment of a tough anti-bullying law, a new survey of LGBTQ students found.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/01/13/bullying-of-lgbtq-students-persists-in-nj-high-schools-despite-tough-law-survey/

Colleen O'Dea | January 14, 2019

 

 

NJ Spotlight--New Funding for Expansion of Pediatric Mental Health Programs in New Jersey

Aim is to improve diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse issues among children and adolescents

New federal funding will allow New Jersey to recruit and train nearly 2,000 more primary-care providers to better diagnose and treat mental illness and substance abuse issues in children and adolescents, groups that often lacks access to effective behavioral healthcare.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/01/13/new-funding-for-expansion-of-pediatric-mental-health-services-in-nj/

Lilo H. Stainton | January 14, 2019

 

 

Education Week--Special Education Is Broken

The year was 1975, and President Gerald Ford was ambivalent about the law he was about to sign, guaranteeing that students with disabilities are entitled to education in the public schools. He said so in what was then an infrequently used presidential option—a signing statement.

No one could argue against the law's goals, Ford wrote. But the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act" was underfunded, promised too much ...

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/01/09/special-education-is-broken.html

Christina A. Samuels| January 8, 2019