|7-26-18 Education in the News|
Asbury Park Press—Video: Why state aid is important to New Jersey schools
Amanda Oglesby| July 26, 2018
Philadelphia Inquirer--New Jersey grapples with solutions to soaring special-education costs
Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) wants to devote the bulk of a proposed education funding increase next year to special education.
Maddie Hanna, Staff Writer| Updated: March 12, 2018 — 9:53 AM EDT
NY Times--A Non-Gamer’s Guide to Fortnite, the Game That Conquered All the Screens
Videos of people playing the game have more than two billion views on YouTube.
Drake has played it with Ninja, a celebrity among Fortnite fans. The gaming expo E3 hosted a 100-player tournament that included the rapper Vince Staples, the actor Jon Heder and the mixed martial arts fighter Demetrious Johnson.
But what, exactly, is Fortnite? If you are older than, say, 30, and not a teacher or a parent, you might have no idea. This is a guide for the perplexed.
Sandra E. Garcia| July 25, 2018
Education Week--Congress Sends Career-Technical Education Bill to President Trump
Congress passed a bipartisan overhaul of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act on Wednesday and sent it for signature to President Donald Trump, who has made career and technical education, or CTE, a priority for his administration.
The $1.1 billion program, last reauthorized in 2006, provides funding for job training and related programs for high school students, many of whom may be seeking postsecondary options other than a four-year college degree, as well as for students in higher education. The Senate bill to revamp Perkins was co-authored by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and is called the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The House, which passed its own version of a Perkins reauthorization last year, approved CTE reauthorization as amended by the Senate version. The legislation passed via voice vote.
Andrew Ujifusa| July 25, 2018 1:39 PM