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7-19-18 Education in the News

Asbury Park Press--State aid cuts will 'decimate' Toms River schools, officials warn

TOMS RIVER - Warning that state school funding cuts could "decimate" the Toms River Regional district, school board members and administrators urged residents Wednesday to get involved in an effort to restore education aid.

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2018/07/19/state-aid-cuts-decimate-toms-river-schools-officials-warn/798828002/

Jean Mikle, Asbury Park Press Published 5:30 a.m. ET July 19, 2018

 

NJ Spotlight--NJ, Other States File Suit to Quash Federal Curbing of SALT Deduction

GOP’s overhaul of tax policies last year dealt harsh blow to New Jersey, other states by placing $10,000 limit on key tax write-off. New lawsuit says cap violates the Constitution

New Jersey and three other high-tax blue states are fighting the capping of so-called SALT deductions in a new federal lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a portion of last year’s federal-tax overhaul.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/07/17/nj-other-states-file-suit-to-quash-federal-curbing-of-salt-deduction/?utm_source=NJ+Spotlight++Master+List&utm_campaign=865aecb3d1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d26f473a7-865aecb3d1-398671937&mc_cid=865aecb3d1&mc_eid=1f7b87f279

John Reitmeyer | July 18, 2018

 

NY Times--Parents Behaving Badly: A Youth Sports Crisis Caught on Video

Referees’ Battle Against Abuse From the Sidelines

TULSA, Okla. — In one video, a fan at a youth soccer game bellows profanities and violently kicks a ball that slams into a teenage referee standing nearby. She disagreed with a penalty called.

Another captures parents at a youth basketball game charging the court to hurl punches at the referee. And yet another shows parents berating game officials as they walk to their cars after a soccer game. The players were 8-year-olds.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/sports/referee-parents-abuse-videos.html

Bill Pennington| July 18, 2018

 

Education Week--Facial-Recognition Systems Pitched as School-Safety Solutions, Raising Alarms

On the heels of horrific school shootings and mounting concerns about student safety, technology companies and K-12 leaders are starting to consider a new strategy: facial recognition.

In Arkansas and New York, districts already have laid out significant investments for systems that promise to combine surveillance cameras with machine learning algorithms to identify people, objects, and even behaviors that could present safety threats.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/07/18/facial-recognition-systems-pitched-as-school-safety-solutions-ra.html

Benjamin Herold| July 18, 2018

 


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