3-26-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: NJ’s Challenge Is to Maintain Standards for High School Graduation

Recent turmoil over graduation requirements in Garden State must not open the door to less rigorous expectations for students

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/03/25/op-ed-njs-challenge-is-to-maintain-standards-for-high-school-graduation/

Michael J. Petrilli | March 26, 2019

 

 

NJ Spotlight--Up in Smoke: Why Bill to Legalize Weed Was Pulled from Legislative Agenda

Caucus reveals 21 requisite ‘yes’ votes couldn’t be mustered in the Senate, but measure’s sponsors and leaders say they’ll be back, perhaps as early as May

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/03/25/up-in-smoke-why-bill-to-legalize-weed-was-pulled-from-legislative-agenda/

Carly Sitrin | March 26, 2019

 

 

The Atlantic--The Time Crunch on Standardized Tests Is Unnecessary

The allegedly fraudster parents in the cheating scandal exploited extra-time accommodations. Could slowing down tests for everyone make them fairer?

Operation Varsity Blues was full of salacious accusations detailing how wealthy parents allegedly cheated to get their kids into elite schools through hefty bribes and outright lies. But one particular deceit orchestrated by William Singer, the college-consultant fixer at the center of the scam, drew the ire of the disabilities-rights community: the abuse of extended-time accommodations on standardized tests.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/03/standardized-test-extended-time/585580/

Natalie Escobar| Mar 25, 2019