4-5-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Controversy Continues over NJ Schools Development Authority

Amid storm over CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco’s hirings and firings, a show of support for embattled leader of the SDA

Amid ongoing upheaval at the Schools Development Authority — the state agency that oversees construction in New Jersey’s poorest public school districts — school buildings in New Jersey are deteriorating, according to residents and local officials who say SDA money has run out.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/04/04/controversy-continues-over-nj-schools-development-authority/

Carly Sitrin | April 5, 2019

 

 

NJ Spotlight--Health Officials Urge More Teens to Have HPV Shots as NJ Lags National Rate

But some parents think the vaccinations may encourage kids to have sex, doctor says

More than half of New Jersey 13- to 15-year-olds aren’t completing vaccinations for HPV, leaving them potentially exposed to the sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause cancer, according to data from state health officials who are stepping up their efforts to reverse the trend.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/04/04/health-officials-urge-more-teens-to-have-hpv-shots-as-nj-lags-national-rate/

 Jon Hurdle | April 5, 2019

 

Star Ledger—Guide to the New Jersey Schools Authority Scandal

A lot has been written about the Schools Development Authority.  This explains all that’s gone on the last several weeks.

https://www.northjersey.com/get-access/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.northjersey.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fwatchdog%2F2019%2F04%2F03%2Fnj-schools-development-authority-personnel-scandal-explained-lizette-delgado-polanco%2F3333400002%2F

Dustin Racioppi| April 4, 2019

 

Education Week--Brain Science Backs Up Role of 'Mindset' in Motivating Students for Math

A challenging math problem can make some students break into a cold sweat and others excited to wrap their brains around a puzzle. 

A wealth of research suggests that a student's academic "mindset"—whether she believes math skill is an inborn, fixed trait or that it can be grown through practice—can make the difference in how she engages with the subject.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2019/04/brain_study_mindset_math_motivation.html

Sarah D. Sparks on April 3, 2019 12:32 PM