6-24-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--What Colleges and Business Think NJ High School Graduates Need

In NJ Spotlight roundtable, college and business leaders detail what they see as the important skills for those preparing for further studies and careers

From the birth of the movement for education standards and testing in the 1980s and 1990s, the obvious question has always come back to what exactly students should know and be able to do to succeed beyond high school.

Needless to say, that has proved to be a moving target.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/06/24/what-colleges-and-business-think-nj-high-school-graduates-should-know/

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/06/24/what-colleges-and-business-think-nj-high-school-graduates-should-know/

John Mooney | June 24, 2019

 

 

The Record—Student Suspensions Plummeted in this New Jersey District.  Here’s How They Did It.

A New Jersey school district transforms school discipline to help and not punish students, echoing a national movement.  But racial divides still remain. 

https://www.northjersey.com/get-access/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.northjersey.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Feducation%2F2019%2F06%2F24%2Fnew-approach-student-suspensions-plummet-nj-district-morris-restorative-justice-trauma%2F1456281001%2F

Hannan Adely| June 24, 2019

 

NPR--The Brighter Side Of Screen Time

The family that plays video games together stays together. When parents become digital mentors, children can learn empathy and resilience and prepare for careers. Here are four ways to harness the advantages of screen time.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/20/734494867/the-brighter-side-of-screen-time

Anya Kamenetz| June 24, 201912:10 AM ET

 

The Hechinger Report--Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage collaboration, creativity

But can the Instagram-ready spaces get the job done?

Isha Brown arranges tables in small groups for her literature class at the Medical Academy for Science and Technology (MAST) in Homestead, Florida. For her debate class, she reconfigures the tables into three circles to accommodate three different discussions. Photo: Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report

MIAMI — There are no walls between the seven classrooms on the third floor of the Medical Academy for Science and Technology, a former hospital that houses a magnet high school for would-be doctors, nurses, physical therapists and pharmacists.

https://hechingerreport.org/schools-are-rethinking-classroom-design-to-encourage-collaboration-creativity/

Brenda Iasevoli| June 22, 2019