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6-7-19 Education in the News

Star Ledger--N.J. finally has graduation rules for freshmen and sophomores, and students probably love them

New Jersey’s long debate over graduation requirements for current freshmen and sophomores finally appears to be over, and students won’t have to pass the standardized test formerly known as PARCC in order to graduate from high school.

The state Department of Education on Wednesday announced it resolved a legal challenge by agreeing to extend the graduation rules for juniors and seniors for two more years.

https://www.nj.com/education/2019/06/nj-finally-has-graduation-rules-for-freshmen-and-sophomores-and-students-probably-love-them.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 6, 4:41 PM; Posted Jun 6, 10:21 AM Updated Jun 6, 4:41 PM; Posted Jun 6, 10:21 AM

 

 

Star Ledger--A school bus company with a troubling safety record is transporting thousands of kids each day

On a cloudy November morning in 2015, a school bus packed with children darted out of a side street in Lakewood and plowed into the front of Jose Osorio’s 2001 Honda Civic, exploding into flames, according to a police report.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/06/a-school-bus-company-with-a-troubling-safety-record-is-transporting-thousands-of-kids-each-day.html

Erin Petenko | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 6, 11:32 AM; Posted Jun 6, 7:00 AM

 

Education Week--What Researchers Wish They Knew About School Finance

The field may be swimming in data, but there remain some notable blank spots in assembling a complete picture

From the business world to sports to education, analytics are all the rage, as rapidly evolving technology and data systems unleash a flood of new metrics that decisionmakers can use in developing strategies and making choices. But even with the smorgasbord of new information, some potentially important indicators remain unavailable.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/06/05/what-researchers-wish-they-knew-about-school.html

Sterling C. Lloyd and Alex Harwin| June 4, 2019

 

 

NPR--High Schoolers Who Work At Walmart Will See A New Perk — SAT And ACT Study Help

High school students who stock shelves and bag groceries at Walmart now have more than just a paycheck to look forward to.

The giant retailer is adding several new education benefits with an eye toward high school student employees. The company will pay for ACT and SAT prep courses, allow students to schedule hours around the school day and offer up to seven hours of free college credit.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/06/730043917/high-schoolers-who-work-at-walmart-will-see-a-new-perk-sat-and-act-study-help

Amy Scott| June 6, 201912:57 PM ET

 


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