|7-16-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--See How Much Your School District Is Gaining, or Losing, in ‘Redistributed’ Aid
There’s been a net increase of $350M in funding. Some districts are winners, but others are losers. Who wins, who loses?
John Mooney | July 16, 2018
NJ Spotlight--Tackling Teen Suicides in NJ — and the Online Connection
Lawmakers propose studying effects of electronic devices, online communication on schoolchildren. In related move, they want kids to be assessed for symptoms of depression
With suicide the third leading cause of death among teens, New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a couple of new proposals to try and deal with the problem.
Lilo H. Stainton | July 16, 2018
Star Ledger--Which kids will still take PARCC? What N.J.'s testing overhaul means for every grade
Standardized testing as New Jersey students have known it for the past four years is about to undergo a major overhaul.
What does it all mean for students?
Adam Clark| Updated Jul 14; Posted Jul 14
Star Ledger--Murphy scores political points on the PARCC | Editorial
Gov. Phil Murphy just announced that he will start phasing out the PARCC test, our state's most powerful diagnostic tool for student achievement.
Star-Ledger Editorial Board| Updated Jul 15, 6:31 AM; Posted Jul 15, 6:30 AM
The Record--More cuts to NJ pensions and health benefits? Not so fast, says Phil Murphy
Sweeney's cost-cutting crusade puts Murphy in a bind
Senate President Stephen Sweeney's plan to wring savings out of government is also putting the squeeze on Gov. Phil Murphy.
Charles Stile, NorthJersey Published 6:09 a.m. ET July 16, 2018
Education Week--With Onslaught of Emails and Ads, Conservative Groups Push Teachers to Drop Their Unions
In the days after the Janus decision, right-wing groups have sent emails and placed ads urging teachers to drop their union membership. The Mackinac Center, a free-market think tank in Michigan, sent emails featuring this image to union members in New York state.
Conservative, free-market groups across the country have launched campaigns aimed at persuading teachers to drop out of their unions, in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will put a dent in unions’ finances and membership numbers.
Sarah Schwartz | July 12, 2018