|6-12-19 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--If you value kids’ safety, expel these hazardous buses | Editorial
The governor noticed the story featured in Sunday’s Star-Ledger about the juddering tinderbox known as Jay’s Bus Service in Lakewood, which, when it comes to a safe environment for children, is a rung below a summer camp run by Charlie Sheen.
Star-Ledger Editorial Board| NJ Advance Media| June 12, 2019
Star Ledger--School that was forced to alter gay pride mural will be the first in N.J. to pilot LGBTQ curriculum
A Bergen County charter school — where an LGBTQ mural touched off controversy last month — has been selected as the first school in the state to pilot LGBTQ curriculum.
Allison Pries | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Jun 11, 10:05 AM
The Observer--Public vs. Private Schools: How the Nation Feels About US Education
There’s a whole series of debates in education about public schools versus private schools. Are charter schools better? Should you homeschool your child? Would a student be better off in a parochial school, or would the independent private school be a better option. And should there be vouchers? Here’s what the public thinks about public and private education in America.
John A. Tures • 06/11/19 10:27am
Education Week--Is the Nation's Rising Graduation Rate Real?
Millions of high school seniors are claiming their diplomas, but that spring ritual is clouded by a persistent debate: Are the nation’s record-setting graduation rates inflated by quick-fix practices like credit recovery? Or are they real?
A group of researchers and advocates has produced a new analysis that supports the rosier interpretation.
Catherine Gewertz| June 11, 2019
Education Week--How Does Summer Learning Really Affect Students' Academic Achievement?
Differences in summer enrichment between poor and wealthy students may not contribute much to long-term achievement gaps, according to a new analysis.
Researcher Paul von Hippel set out to replicate the landmark 1982 Beginning School Study, which tracked more than 800 Baltimore schoolchildren from kindergarten through grade 8. That study found reading achievement gaps between high- and low-poverty schools widened each summer, ultimately tripling the size of their reading gaps from the start of primary school to the end of middle school in 1990.
Sarah D. Sparks on June 10, 2019 5:13 PM
Chalkbeat--Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?
Are charter schools “draining,” “siphoning,” or “funnelling” resources away from school districts?
It’s a contention at the heart of the increasingly contentious national debate over charter schools.
Matt Barnum| July 12, 2019