|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.
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.
John Reitmeyer | July 18, 2018
NY Times--Parents Behaving Badly: A Youth Sports Crisis Caught on Video
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.
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.
Benjamin Herold| July 18, 2018
Garden State Coalition of Schools