7-23-18 Education in the News

Star Ledger--Phil Murphy's been on the job for 6 months now. So what's he done?

It's been six months, New Jersey, since Phil Murphy — a perpetually smiling, left-leaning, multimillionaire former Wall Street executive — became your new governor. 

So what has the Democrat done since succeeding Republican Chris Christie on Jan. 16? 

https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/07/all_the_actions_gov_phil_murphy_has_taken_in_his_first_6_months.html#incart_river_index

Matthew Arco and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted July 22, 2018 at 06:30 AM | Updated July 22, 2018 at 07:17 PM

 

NPR--What Your State Is Doing To Beef Up Civics Education

Fake news. Record-low voting turnout. Frequent and false claims from elected officials. Vitriol in many corners of political debate.

These are symptoms we hear of all the time that our democracy is not so healthy.

And those factors might be why many states are turning to the traditional — and obvious — place where people learn how government is supposed to work: schools. More than half of the states in their last legislative sessions — 27 to be exact — have considered bills or other proposals to expand the teaching of civics.

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/07/21/624267576/what-your-state-is-doing-to-beef-up-civics-education

Emily Cardinali| July 21, 20185:57 AM ET

 

Education Week--'Juuling' and Teenagers: 3 Things Principals and Teachers Need to Know

A trendy product that has stirred concern among many child health advocates went undetected in many school hallways, bathrooms, and even classrooms when students first started using it.

The tiny device, called a Juul, looks more like a USB drive than what it actually is, a form of e-cigarette that allows students to inhale flavored nicotine vapor, often without detection by adults.

Here’s what educators need to know about “juuling” (and vaping in general).

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/07/18/juuling-and-teenagers-3-things-principals-and.html

Evie Blad| July 18, 2018

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