5-31-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--School Funding Formula Threatens Layoffs, Program Cuts for Some

As districts across New Jersey say they will be forced into big layoffs, John Mooney of NJ Spotlight discusses the thorny issue of school funding

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/05/30/nj-school-funding-formula-threatens-layoffs-programming-cuts-for-some-districts

WNYC News | May 31, 2019

 

 

NJ Spotlight--Measure Would Strip Public Officials of Pensions if Guilty of Sexual Offenses

A tough bipartisan bill awaits the governor’s signature; it would take pensions from public workers or elected officials convicted of sexual offenses

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/05/30/measure-would-strip-public-officials-of-pensions-if-guilty-of-sexual-offenses/

John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2019

 

 

The Record—SEL Focusing on Educating the While Child: Opinion

SEL helps students in the long-term, helping them to complete college, graduate high school and reap long-term benefits from implementing healthy lifestyles early on.

https://www.northjersey.com/get-access/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.northjersey.com%2Fstory%2Fopinion%2Fcontributors%2F2019%2F05%2F31%2Fsocial-emotional-learning-focusing-educating-whole-child-opinion%2F1289281001%2F

Dr. Lamont Repollet| May 31, 2019

 

NPR--Grading The 4-Day School Week: The Impacts On Budgets, Education And More

A report card on the four-day school week. Cash-strapped districts across the country are doing it. How well is it working?

https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/05/30/four-day-school-week-missouri-colorado

Meghna Chakrabarti| May 30, 2019

 

Education Week--When the PD Plate Is Overfull

Growing requirements for trainings on non-academic issues—everything from food allergies to sexual assault—have made it hard for schools and teachers to keep up

Kristen Record, a physics teacher from Stratford, Conn., wanted to spend her professional development time collaborating with other science teachers on implementing the new standards, creating lab projects, and thinking through approaches to social-emotional learning.

Instead, at a professional learning day a few years ago, she sat through lengthy PowerPoint presentations on a range of topics like suicide prevention, reading strategies, and drug awareness.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/05/15/when-the-pd-plate-is-overfull.html

Evie Blad| May 14, 2019

 

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Luck or merit? The admissions argument that won’t go away

Stuyvesant High School, the SAT 'adversity score' and beyond

It happens all the time: You work hard all of your young life to achieve admission to an elite educational institution with very high standards, and when you finally get there, you are welcomed with some version of, “How lucky you are to be here! Think of all the people like you who didn’t have this chance.”

The trouble is, some groups feel luckier than others, while some firmly believe that they’ve earned the privilege. So how do we make admissions equally lucky for everybody?

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-luck-or-merit-the-admissions-argument/

Stephanie Hull| May 30, 2019