6-11-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Strong Support for Expanding Mental Health Education in NJ Schools

Members of Assembly committee vote for age-appropriate mental health curriculum in public schools, beginning in kindergarten

For Brian Kulas, whose struggle with psychological issues dates back to the first grade, the proposal to provide age-appropriate mental health lessons to New Jersey schoolchildren starting in kindergarten makes perfect sense

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/06/10/lawmakers-support-mandate-to-expand-mental-health-lessons-in-nj-schools/

Lilo H. Stainton | June 11, 2019

NJ Spotlight--Do HS Coaches in NJ Need Bill Guaranteeing Longer Contracts?

Some winning high school coaches, including Hall-of-Famers, argue disgruntled parents have cost them their jobs and gotten them blackballed

High school coaches in New Jersey could get longer contracts and more employment protections under a new measure being considered by the state Legislature. But some worry that these changes could keep unfit coaches on the field.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/06/10/do-njs-high-school-coaches-need-bill-guaranteeing-longer-contracts/

Carly Sitrin | June 11, 2019

Star Ledger--N.J. school superintendents could soon be paid more than the $191,584 limit

The Assembly Education Committee voted to eliminate the cap on superintendent salaries.

State lawmakers on Monday moved to eliminate the cap on school superintendent salaries in New Jersey and undo one of former Gov. Chris Christies most controversial education policies.

The state Assembly Education Committee approved the bill (A3775) unanimously on Monday, saying the $191,584 cap on superintendent compensation has caused executives to flee New Jersey in search of higher pay and has harmed schools.

https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/06/nj-school-superintendents-could-soon-be-paid-more-than-the-191584-limit.html

Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 10, 7:54 PM; Posted Jun 10, 4:00 PM

Education Dive--NYC teacher leadership program touted as international model

In a survey, 70% of the principals who responded agreed a joint district-union program helped them attract teachers, and 81% said it helped with retention of the most effective educators.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/nyc-teacher-leadership-program-touted-as-international-model/556394/

Linda Jacobson @lrj417| Published June 10, 2019