|4-23-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Education Coalition Urges Governor, Dems to Rethink School Funding Cuts
Murphy’s spending plan would cut state aid to almost 200 districts; coalition wants him and legislative leaders to come up with a less bruising proposal
Dampening the apparent agreement between Gov. Phil Murphy and Democratic leadership in the Legislature over school funding for next year, virtually all of New Jersey’s major school advocacy groups are joining forces to implore lawmakers to reconsider.
John Mooney | April 23, 2019
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: A Surplus Account Is Not the Same as a Rainy-Day Account
Contributing to New Jersey’s rainy-day fund would help protect the state during a recession or in the event of a natural disaster
Richard F. Keevey | April 23, 2019
Asbury Park Press—These States Pay Teachers the Most. Where Does Your State Fall?
Does your state have the highest or lowest paid teachers?
Susanne Cervennia| April 23, 2019
Chalkbeat--Do voucher students’ scores bounce back after initial declines? New research says no
New research on a closely watched school voucher program finds that it hurts students’ math test scores — and that those scores don’t bounce back, even years later.
That’s the grim conclusion of the latest study, released Tuesday, looking at Louisiana students who used a voucher to attend a private school. It echoes research out of Indiana, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. showing that vouchers reduce students’ math test scores and keep them down for two years or more.
Matt Barnum| April 23, 2019
Education Week--K-12 Aid at Stake in Suit Over Census' Citizenship Question
Count educators as part of the population taking a keen interest in a major U.S. Supreme Court case about whether President Donald Trump's administration properly added a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census.
Mark Walsh| April 16, 2019
NPR--Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did
More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according to the results of an exclusive new NPR/Ipsos poll: Whether they have children or not, two-thirds of Republicans and 9 in 10 Democrats agree that the subject needs to be taught in school.
Anya Kamenetz| April 22, 20195:00 AM ET