|2-19-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--PARCC Compromise Averts a Crisis for High School Seniors and Juniors
But now New Jersey’s Department of Education must come up with graduation requirements for the class of 2021 and beyond
Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has reached an agreement in the contentious battle over graduation requirements which would allow current seniors and juniors to earn their diploma using their PARCC scores.
Carly Sitrin | February 19, 2019
NJ Spotlight--The List: NJ Schools are Most Often Named for These Figures in History
Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt: Spot the connection in the naming convention for many of New Jersey’s public schools
In 2017, three new public schools financed with funds from the New Jersey Schools Development Authority opened their doors and districts broke ground for two others that will get SDA assistance.
The most important considerations in new school construction include size, safety and aesthetics, as well nowadays meeting energy efficiency and environmental sustainability standards. But another key decision officials must make is what to name the new buildings.
Colleen O'Dea | February 19, 2019
Associated Pres (viaABC New)s--School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month
Pennsylvania's new mandatory threat reporting system for schools drew thousands of tips in its first month
A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials.
The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general's headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations and anything else tipsters deems appropriate to report.
The program passed the Legislature with near unanimity last year, mandating it encompass all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools.
MARK SCOLFORO Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa| February 18, 2019
Garden State Coalition of Schools