|8-27-18 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--N.J. voters could soon decide on $500M in school projects
New Jersey's leaders are rushing to finalize an ever-changing plan to ask voters in November to approve the state borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for various school projects.
The referendum seeks $500 million for improving security at K-12 schools, upgrading water infrastructure to protect students from lead, and expanding vocational and county college programs.
Brent Johnson| Updated Aug 25; Posted Aug 25
Star Ledger--Kids dominate these N.J. towns in all 21 counties, ranked
The U.S. population is rapidly aging, but several New Jersey towns are defying the national trend.
Dozens of communities within the state have a larger share of people under the age of 18 than both New Jersey overall and much of the country, according to U.S. Census data. This is despite a falling birth rate in the state.
Overall, children make up a little more than a fifth of New Jersey's population, a proportion shared by many other states. Utah sits at the top of that list, with more than 30 percent under the age of 18.
Blake Nelson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted August 25, 2018 at 02:06 PM | Updated August 25, 2018 at 02:06 PM
Press of Atlantic City--NJ school buses now required to have lap and shoulder seat belts
Legislation brought forward earlier this year requiring school buses to have shoulder and lap seat belts, following a deadly bus crash in North Jersey, was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Phil Murphy.
The Atlantic--5 Reasons LeBron James's School Really Is Unique
Headlines touting the Next Big Idea in education have become so common in recent years that it’s tempting to dismiss every new K-12 initiative as a fad or fantasy doomed to either flatline or fail. A skeptical observer might be inclined to sweep LeBron James’s I Promise School into that pile. But teachers and executives who’ve worked closely with James on this endeavor insist that he won’t let that happen.
Alia Wong| Aug 24, 2018
Garden State Coalition of Schools