|4-25-19 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--Did Phil Murphy demand the resignation of top official who hired family and friends? He won’t say.
Gov. Phil Murphy wouldn’t say Wednesday if he called for a top official in his administration to resign after she was accused of turning the state agency she ran into a patronage pit.
Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 24, 5:47 PM; Posted Apr 24, 4:44 PM
Associated Press (via Press of Atlantic City)--US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.
Mike Stobbe / The Associated Press| April 24, 2019
Education Week--Ed-Tech Supporters Promise Innovations That Can Transform Schools. Teachers Not Seeing Impact
Training, experimentation lacking
Despite continued hype, K-12 educators remain skeptical that new technologies will transform public schooling or dramatically improve teaching and learning.
That's according to a new, nationally representative survey conducted by the Education Week Research Center. Fewer than one-third of America's teachers said ed-tech innovations have changed their beliefs about what school should look like.
Benjamin Herold| April 23, 2019 | Corrected: April 24, 2019
The Hechinger Report--OPINION: ‘Punitive discipline makes school feel like a prison, not a community’
Four ways to stop undermining education and educators
During horseplay with friends, a young man — a high school student — had shoved an elderly woman.
Now, he risked suspension. I was working in the student’s school as a staff developer at the time, helping to implement restorative practices as part of my work with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. I drew the young man into a “restorative conference” with the principal and others.
Dionne Grayman| April 25, 2019
The Atlantic--What It’s Like to Teach at One of America’s Least Racially Integrated Schools
Angela Crawford has taught English at a Philadelphia high school for 23 years. Not many veteran black teachers like her are left nationwide.
Editor's Note: In the next five years, most of America’s most experienced teachers will retire. The Baby Boomers are leaving behind a nation of more novice educators. In 1988, a teacher most commonly had 15 years of experience. Less than three decades later, that number had fallen to just five years leading a classroom. The Atlantic’s “On Teaching” project is crisscrossing the country to talk to veteran educators. This story is the fifth in our series.
On a late February afternoon, Angela Crawford, an English teacher, stood in front of about three dozen Philadelphia educators—mostly young, black women—as they all swapped stories of small victories and challenges in their classrooms. Dressed in a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt and slim black slacks, Crawford, at one point, reflected on what has helped her remain resilient while working in some of the nation’s least resourced and most segregated classrooms for 23 years.
Kristina Rizga| Apr 24, 2019