|7-13-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Murphy Administration Hopes to Save on Cost of Public-Worker Benefits
Renewed focus in Trenton on price tag of health insurance, as troubled pension system also expected to come in for more scrutiny
On the heels of a new state budget that increased both taxes and spending, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is moving forward with a plan to trim millions of dollars from the state’s worker-benefits tab.
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2018
Star Ledger--Poof! PARCC will disappear (not really) from N.J. schools after this trick
Just as Gov. Phil Murphy promised, New Jersey students may have taken the maligned PARCC exams for the final time.
Well, kind of.
Adam Clark| Updated Jul 12, 11:32 AM; Posted Jul 12, 11:02 AM
Star Ledger--3 ways Murphy could clean up PARCC and other school testing | Opinion
New Jersey's testing and high school graduation policies are proving increasingly confusing.
Over the years, the state has repeatedly changed the role of PARCC and other assessments in awarding high school diplomas. Current high school testing requirements are so complicated that the state Department of Education admitted that is was providing faulty guidance and some districts had to take emergency measures this spring to make sure students were on track to graduate.
Charles Barone and Janette Martinez| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated Jul 12, 8:41 AM; Posted Jul 12, 8:40 AM
Asbury Park Press-- Voters, beware the billion-dollar bond: Editorial
Remember not long ago when legislators were pondering a $500 million borrowing plan to expand New Jersey’s vocational and technical school programs?
That idea has grown a bit.
Asbury Park Press Published 2:46 p.m. ET July 10, 2018
Education Week--There's No Single Profile of a Violent Student, Secret Service Says in New Report
Students who pose a safety threat to schools can be male or female, socially isolated or popular, and academic stars or poor perfomers—in other words, they don't fit one single stereotype.
Garden State Coalition of Schools