4-18-19 Education in the News

Star Ledger--Our school plan will lower taxes and make every child count, Republican legislator says

For far too long, children and taxpayers around New Jersey have been the victims of an unfair school funding formula that punishes kids, simply because they live in the wrong zip code. This has to end. I believe that every child deserves the same opportunity to get a great education, regardless of where they live.

Thatís why I was proud to stand at a State House press conference recently with my Senate Republican colleagues, school district superintendents, and education advocates to unveil a new, comprehensive school funding reform proposal to fix this problem, once and for all.

Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Joe Pennacchio| Posted Apr 17, 6:26 PM

Star Ledger--Religion may no longer be a reason children avoid vaccines if this law changes

With 13 reported measles cases in the state and a massive outbreak in New York, two New Jersey state senators say they support eliminating the loophole that allows thousands of parents to cite their religious beliefs as the reason they wonít vaccinate their children.

https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/04/measles-outbreak-fuels-interest-in-eliminating-religion-as-reason-to-avoid-vaccines-in-nj.html

Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 17, 4:09 PM; Posted Apr 17, 7:23 AM

Education Week--Does Moving to a Brand New School Building Improve Student Learning?

When it comes to student learning, school facilities matter, according to the authors of an ambitious working paper from the California Policy Lab at UCLA and UC Berkley, recently presented at the Association for Education Finance and Policy conference.†

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2019/04/students_learn_more_in_newer_schools_emerging_research_shows.html

Daarel Burnette II on April 17, 2019 1:19 PM

The Atlantic--Why Are So Many Teen Athletes Struggling With Depression?

When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/04/teen-athletes-mental-illness/586720/

Linda Flanagan| Apr 17, 2019