|5-10-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Some Questions as State Expands Free Community College Program
Initiative is a ‘gap filler,’ not a free ride, official says; up to 18,000 students are expected to benefit in 2019-2020 academic year
Lawmakers have a lot of questions about Gov. Phil Murphy’s free community college plan and they raised many of them at a budget hearing on higher education yesterday.
Carly Sitrin | May 10, 2019
Star Ledger--166 teachers will be losing their jobs in this N.J. city. Their union leader wants to sue the state.
The head of the Paterson teachers’ union facing massive jobs cuts is asking the school district to join a lawsuit, filed by Jersey City, challenging how the state is providing funding in some urban districts.
Rob Jennings | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| May 10, 2019
Education Week--What Are Students' Constitutional Rights?
Early U.S. educational philosophers linked the provision of common schools to the production of a healthy, well-informed citizenry. Although civics has lately taken a back seat to reading, math, and testing regimes, most parents probably share that goal today.
But it would likely come as a surprise to many of them to learn that enrolling their children in schools also means putting them in a place that’s legally permitted to curtail some of their children’s constitutional rights.
Stephen Sawchuk| May 7, 2019
Chalkbeat--Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities
Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that
Rachel Blustain| May 6, 2019
The Atlantic--When Was the Last Time American Children Were So Afraid?
Students used to duck and cover. Now they have lockdown drills.
This week, America got another reminder of the fear that its schoolchildren must make sense of every day. On Tuesday afternoon, nine students were shot—one of them fatally—at STEM School Highlands Ranch, near Denver.
Joe Pinsker| May 9, 2019