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7-30-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Budget Breakdown: The Billions Spent on Education

In the second special NJTV News report on Garden State budget, NJ Spotlight’s John Reitmeyer looks at the single biggest spending item, $15 billion on education

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/07/29/budget-breakdown-the-big-spendings-on-education-15b/

NJ Spotlight staff | July 30, 2018

 

NJ Spotlight--Rule Allowing State Workers to Donate Unused Leave to Co-Workers to be Made Law

Sen. Loretta Weinberg behind effort to legally codify New Jersey’s donated-leave policy, which has been praised for promoting teamwork

State employees can donate unused time off to a co-worker who has exhausted all their own allotted leave in New Jersey under an existing employment regulation, but now lawmakers want to see that longstanding policy become codified as a matter of law.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/07/29/donating-unused-time-off-to-co-workers-soon-to-regulated-in-state-law/

John Reitmeyer | July 30, 2018

 

Star Ledger--Sweeney: New school funding law aids schoolchildren, taxpayers | Opinion

The landmark school funding fairness reform signed into law by the governor ensures that the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 will live up to its promise to provide fair and full funding for all schoolchildren, regardless of where they live.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/07/sweeney_new_school_funding_law_aids_schoolchildren.html

Steve Sweeney| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated Jul 29, 10:18 AM; Posted Jul 29, 10:18 AM

 

Star Ledger--Why these babies and toddlers in New Jersey are getting off to a rocky start in life

There are 310,000 children under the age 3 living in New Jersey — more than the population of Newark, the Garden State’s largest city.

The state’s leading child advocacy group today released a “state of the state” data report on babies and toddlers, and found ample reasons to be concerned too few are getting the right start in life.

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

Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted July 30, 2018 at 06:36 AM | Updated July 30, 2018 at 06:36 AM

 

Education Week--To Stop School Shootings, Fla. Will Merge Government Data, Social Media Posts

As part of their efforts to prevent school shootings, Florida lawmakers mandated the creation of a centralized database that will combine individual-level records from the state’s law-enforcement and social-services agencies with information from people’s personal social media accounts.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/07/26/to-stop-school-shootings-fla-will-merge.html

Benjamin Herold| July 26, 2018

 


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