10-10-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Charter Schools: Where Does Murphy Administration Really Stand?

That’s the big question no one knows the answer to as a major state review of the growing movement gets underway

A perennial subject of education policy in New Jersey, charter schools are about to get yet another review from state policymakers, maybe this time with a twist.

State Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet is embarking on a review of the state’s burgeoning charter school movement, with an eye on addressing both performance and budget issues in the schools and their host districts.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/10/09/charter-schools-where-does-the-murphy-administration-really-stand/

John Mooney | October 10, 2018

 

 

The Record--Two very different local teachers with help from 'brutally honest' students pen SAT prep book

Take one math teacher who coaches football and speaks in sports analogies, one English teacher who pens indie rock songs and meditates and some "brutally honest" students and you have the latest in SAT preparation.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/pompton-lakes/2018/10/10/sat-prep-two-very-different-local-teachers-pen-sat-strategies-book/1578949002/

David M. Zimmer, North Jersey Record Published 5:00 a.m. ET Oct. 10, 2018

 

 

Education Week--How People Learn: A Landmark Report Gets an Update

Learning is a conversation with the world, from a newborn's brain lighting up as his mother sings to him, to a teenager choking on a test for fear of fulfilling a stereotype, to elderly people heading off cognitive decline by learning a new language. In an update to its landmark reports on education research, the National Academies' new How People Learn II digs into what science can tell schools about how to build on students' culture and experience to improve learning.

Sarah D. Sparks on October 8, 2018 3:40 PM