|7-27-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--ACLU-NJ Sues School Districts for Asking About Immigration Status
Attorney argues that districts illegally request photo licenses or state ID cards to prevent students from registering for schools
A decade ago, the ACLU-New Jersey first started surveying the state’s public school districts regarding what they asked about children’s immigration status. Any such request violates state and federal law and regulations dating back at least 30 years.
John Mooney and Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2018
Education Week--Are the Right Students Applying for Federal College Aid?
States and school districts have been pushing hard to get all students to apply for financial aid. But more and more, they’re zeroing in on low-income families to address a key irony of the college affordability problem: The students who most need help paying for college are the least likely to seek it.
Catherine Gewertz| July 25, 2018
Education Week--Enough With Top-Down Education Reform. It's Time for a Grass-Roots Approach
Parents need regular reminders of the broader purposes of public schools
I’m a parent. I want to do all that I can to help my children, although I’m not always sure what that might be.
That’s why we parents need regular reminders of the broader purposes of public schools. Instead of providing us those reasons, education reformers of the 21st century appeal to our fears and our pocketbooks.
Johann N. Neem| July 25, 2018