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8-15-18 Education in the News

Jersey Journal--School district merger plan doesn't get passing grade in East Newark

Guttenberg and East Newark would lose "home rule" over their small school districts under a tax-cutting proposal made by a panel of politicians, economists and academics.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2018/08/state_tax_proposal_would_terminate_two_hudson_coun.html#incart_river_index

Sam Carliner| Updated Aug 14, 9:49 AM; Posted Aug 14, 9:47 AM

 

Star Ledger-- Parents are scared of voters in schools, so kids may get more days off

The Linden School District no longer wants its schools to be used as polling locations on primary day, and may ask the county Board of Elections to find new buildings for voters to cast their ballots next June. 

The school board's proposal is the latest in a push by the district to limit who can enter its campuses while students are in class amid national anxiety over school safety.

https://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2018/08/linden_schools_want_to_ban_voting_at_schools_durin.html#incart_river_index

Karen Yi| Updated Aug 14, 11:12 AM; Posted Aug 14, 8:56 AM

 

The Record--Religious holidays recognized by New Jersey Department of Education

https://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/2018/08/14/religious-holidays-recognized-new-jersey-department-education/37358211/

 

Education Week--Charter Schools: 7 Common Questions, Answered

Are charter schools public or private? Do they pick and choose who can enroll? Who oversees them? And are they better at educating students than regular public schools? We answer these questions and more about charter schools in this explainer.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/charter-schools/index.html

 Arianna Prothero| August 9, 2018

 

 


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