10-18-18 Education in the News

Asbury Park Press--Toms River Regional board votes to sue NJ for more school aid

TOMS RIVER - Toms River Regional has joined†a growing list of districts that plan to sue the state commissioner of education in an attempt to block state aid cuts.

The Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to join Brick, Jackson and other† districts that plan to sue state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet, whose department oversees the distribution of state education funds.

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2018/10/18/toms-river-regional-board-votes-sue-nj-more-school-aid/1680051002/

Jean Mikle, Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET Oct. 18, 2018

Education Week--Math Scores Slide to a 20-Year Low on ACT

The newest batch of ACT scores shows troubling long-term declines in performance, with studentsí math achievement reaching a 20-year low, according to results released Wednesday.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/10/17/math-scores-slide-to-a-20-year-low.html

Catherine Gewertz| October 17, 2018

Education Week--'I Want a Job and a Life': How Principals Find Balance in All-Consuming Work

Just a few months into her first year as principal of Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., Kristen Gracia was on a fast track to burnout.

She'd been assistant principal for four years and felt in command of that job.

But as principal, there was so much more to do, and things were falling by the wayside.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/10/17/i-want-a-job-and-a-life.html

Denisa R. Superville| October 16, 2018