|10-24-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers Want to Ease Burden of Fuel-Tax Increase for School Districts
Measure might bring some financial relief to school districts, but would it just shift the tax burden onto other motorists?
Lawmakers are seeking to provide some relief for school districts from fuel-tax increases that have boosted the rate paid by New Jersey drivers from the ranks of the lowest in the nation to among the highest.
John Reitmeyer | October 24, 2018
Star Ledger--Why proponents of a $500M bond act for N.J. schools want you to vote yes on Election Day
With just two weeks to go before New Jerseyans cast their ballots, state lawmakers and technical school leaders are trying to raise the profile of a voter referendum authorizing $500 million in state borrowing for improvements to public schools, vocational schools, and community colleges.
Samantha Marcus|Updated Oct 22; Posted Oct 22
The Record--New Jersey PARCC scores make small gains in 2018
Results for 2018 PARCC standardized test scores followed a trend of improvement for the past several years even while the controversial tests face an uncertain future in New Jersey.
Joshua Jongsma, North Jersey Record Published 6:04 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2018 | Updated 11:19 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2018
Education Week--5 Things to Know About Today's Teaching Force
The teaching force has continued to grow larger, less experienced, and more racially diverse. And the high numbers of teacher turnover have continued, especially among inexperienced and nonwhite teachers, a new analysis shows.
Richard Ingersoll, a professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has studied nearly three decades of federal data on teachers—now from 1987 to 2016—to explore what changes have taken place over time. This new report is his latest update, using 2015-16 data from the National Teacher Principal Survey. Here are some of the key findings:
Madeline Will on October 23, 2018 12:01 AM
NY Times--Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?
The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny.