6-10-19 Education in the News

Star Ledger--This story, sad but true, is one N.J. family’s cautionary tale about college and mental health

As high school grads head off to college, we want to bring attention to an issue that is vital for parents to research about the schools your children are heading to in a few short weeks: mental health access, awareness, and openness.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/06/this-story-sad-but-true-is-one-nj-familys-cautionary-tale-about-college-and-mental-health.html

Andrew Wade| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| June 10, 2019

 

Asbury Park Press—Can New Jersey Teachers Afford to Live Here On Their Salaries?

A USA Today study finds that most teachers can’t afford housing where they live, but in New Jersey the answer is not so clear.

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Joe Strupp|June 10, 2019

 

New York Times--Taking the Future of Manufacturing Into High Schools

ANNA, Ohio — In early May, in a classroom at Anna High School, five seniors focused on controlling a canary yellow robotic arm. They took turns tapping code into a pendant connected to the arm.

Their assignment was to make the arm grab and move a bunch of AA batteries, one by one, from one box to another. Along the way, the arm was supposed to circle each battery inside an empty Folgers coffee canister, then return it to its original position without knocking any over.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/education/learning/high-school-manufacturing-robotics.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

 

Nick Leiber| June 7, 2019

 

The Atlantic--Better Schools Won’t Fix America

Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.

Long ago, I was captivated by a seductively intuitive idea, one many of my wealthy friends still subscribe to: that both poverty and rising inequality are largely consequences of America’s failing education system. Fix that, I believed, and we could cure much of what ails America.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/education-isnt-enough/590611/

Nick Hanauer| July 2019 Issue

 

 

Education Week--Want Teachers to Motivate Their Students? Teach Them How to Do It

Most teachers intrinsically understand the need to motivate their students, experts say, but teaching on intuition alone can lead to missteps in student engagement.

 

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/06/06/want-teachers-to-motivate-their-students-teach.html

 

Sarah D. Sparks| June 6, 2019

 

 

Hechinger Report--Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

Reboot Foundation questions the use of technology in education

A mounting body of evidence indicates that technology in schools isn’t boosting student achievement as its proponents had hoped it would. The latest research comes from the Reboot Foundation, which released a study in June 2019 that shows a negative connection between a nation’s performance on international assessments and 15-year-olds’ self-reported use of technology in school. The more students used technology in schools, the lower the nation ranked in educational achievement.

https://hechingerreport.org/research-shows-lower-test-scores-for-fourth-graders-who-use-tablets-in-schools/

Jill Barshay| June 10, 2019