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12-18-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Superintendent Salary Cap Hasnít Worked, So Letís Scrap It

Former Gov. Chris Christie imposed the cap as a cost-saving measure, but a recent study shows it has cost districts money and educational capital

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/12/17/op-ed-superintendent-salary-cap-didnt-work-so-lets-scrap-it/

Elisabeth Ginsburg | December 18, 2018

NJ Spotlight--Governor Vetoes Sweeney Plan on Health Benefits for County Colleges, Employees

This is the latest skirmish over employee benefits between the first-term Democratic governor and legislative leaders from his own party

Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday vetoed a bill that lawmakers claimed was going to save the stateís county colleges millions of dollars by switching their employees into a different state health-benefits group.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/12/17/governor-vetoes-sweeney-plan-on-health-benefits-for-county-colleges-employees/

John Reitmeyer | December 18, 2018

Star Ledger--N.J. gets 4 new school bus safety laws that respond to deadly Paramus crash

Seven months after a school bus crash left a Paramus fifth-grade student and middle-school teacher dead, Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed four more safety laws that aim to prevent more bus accidents from happening in New Jersey.

https://www.nj.com/politics/2018/12/nj-gets-4-new-school-bus-safety-laws-that-respond-to-deadly-paramus-crash.html

Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Dec 17, 10:44 PM; Posted Dec 17, 4:48 PM

Education Week--End Head Start, School Lunch Programs to Cut Deficit? Federal Report Probes Options

Capitol Hill's budget arm says that among the many options federal lawmakers have for cutting the budget deficit, they could consider eliminating Head Start and federally supported school meal programs.†

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2018/12/federal-budget-head-start-school-lunch-deficit-cbo.html

Andrew Ujifusa on December 16, 2018 8:02 AM

NY Times--When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds

†Report card day can provoke anxiety and dread among students. It may also lead some of them to fear for their physical well-being.

A new study found a nearly fourfold increase in confirmed reports of child abuse on the Saturdays immediately after the distribution of report cards at Florida public schools.

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, focused on children ages 5 to 11 and relied on reports called in to the Florida Department of Children and Families abuse hotline during the 2015-16 academic year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/health/child-abuse-report-cards-florida.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

Julia Jacobs| Dec. 17, 2018


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