7-12-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--PARCC Is on the Way Out, But Not Everyone Is Happy to See It Go

State board presented proposal to cut PARCC graduation requirements to just two tests, but some educators speak in favor of unpopular evaluation

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/07/11/parcc-is-on-the-way-out-but-not-everyone-is-happy-to-see-it-go/

John Mooney | July 12, 2018

 

NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers Hope to Reduce Drug Abuse, OD Deaths in Schools

Can starting drug education in seventh grade and stockpiling naloxone in high schools help turn tide in battle against substance abuse?

New Jersey schools would be required to expand drug-abuse education starting in seventh grade, screen students for potential misuse beginning in ninth grade, and stock opioid antidotes in all high schools based on legislative proposals now under consideration, one of which could soon be signed into law.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/07/11/lawmakers-hope-to-reduce-drug-abuse-od-deaths-in-schools/

Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2018

 

Asbury Park Press—Editorial: Desegregation ball in Repollet's court: Bergmann

New Jersey’s public schools are the sixth most segregated in the nation. It’s time for Gov. Phil Murphy, state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet and the state Legislature to do something about it.

Randy Bergmann Published 2:36 p.m. ET July 11, 2018 | Updated 2:42 p.m. ET July 11, 2018

 

Education Week-- Counseling, Mental Health Access Dominate Federal School Safety Meeting

Students—especially those from vulnerable populations and children in remote areas—aren't getting nearly enough access to mental health services. 

https://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/07/11/new-jersey-school-segregation-lamont-repollet-phil-murphy/774530002/

John Mooney | July 12, 2018