|8-1-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--NJ Suburbs Bounce Back as Older Millennials Go for House and Garden
Population of New Jersey’s suburban ring springs back even as three most urban counties continue to grow. Millennial generation is key
A new report suggests suburban living in the metropolitan region may not be passé after all, although New Jersey’s urban counties are continuing to grow even faster than the suburbs.
Colleen O'Dea | August 1, 2018
NJ Spotlight--Down Payment on Murphy’s Plan for Free Community College in NJ
Starting in spring semester, hundreds of students may not have to pay tuition as pilot program is rolled out
In what officials hope will be the first step toward eventually making community colleges tuition-free in New Jersey, a new pilot program means that hundreds of students may not have to pay tuition starting with the next spring semester.
Carly Sitrin | August 1, 2018
Washington Post--President Trump signs bipartisan technical-education bill into law
President Trump signed legislation Tuesday that renews a federal workforce development program, sending $1.2 billion a year to states but with fewer requirements from Washington on how to spend the money and assess the success of programs.
The legislation drew bipartisan support.
Education Week--Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried?
Amazon could receive up to $5.5 billion over the next 11 years through a cooperative purchasing contract used by cities, counties, and school districts alike—and that’s got some people fired up.
Michele Molnar, Associate Editor| July 30, 2018
CBS News--School district to get rid of snow days, have students work from home instead
For decades, the sight of snow has set the hearts of American children aflutter with excitement and anticipation. Sure, it may have meant road conditions were too perilous for school buses to safely make their rounds. But it also meant kids could spend the day sledding down powdery hills and sipping hot chocolate instead of doing schoolwork. Now, however, technology is threatening to make snow days a thing of the past.
Christina Capatides CBS News July 30, 2018, 5:14 PM
Garden State Coalition of Schools