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8-7-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Princeton Merger Pays Off in Property-Tax Slowdown, Better Services

Five years after borough and township consolidated, officials say homeowners and municipality have saved money, and services have improved

Five years into their experiment with municipal consolidation, current and former elected officials in Princeton are ready to declare it a success as the rate of growth in property-tax bills has slowed and the delivery of services has seemed to improve even with a streamlined workforce.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/08/06/princeton-merger-pays-off-in-property-tax-slowdown-better-services/

John Reitmeyer | August 7, 2018

 

 

The Record—Bergen Academies Ranked Among the Best in the Country

Bergen academies send more students to elite colleges than almost any other school in the country, according to a ranking.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/education/2018/08/07/bergen-county-nj-academies-among-elite-sending-students-best-colleges/918543002/

 

Philadelphia Inquirer--Everybody is down to not drink.' Why young people are drinking less alcohol.

It may seem surprising amid discussions of Greek life gone wild and alcohol-involved sexual assault but young people in the U.S. today are drinking less alcohol than their counterparts two decades ago.

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/young-people-drinking-less-alcohol-millennials-mocktails-20180806.html

 

Aneri Pattani, Staff Writer| Updated: August 6, 2018 — 4:24 PM EDT

 

 

Asbury Park Press--Toms River Regional pleads for public's help to avert school funding crisis

TOMS RIVER - Saying "the future of our children and our community is at stake," Toms River Regional Schools Superintendent David M. Healy penned a letter last week to the school community, pleading with residents to write letters and make calls demanding more state aid.

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2018/08/07/toms-river-regional-pleads-publics-help-avert-school-funding-crisis/917099002/

Jean Mikle, Asbury Park Press Published 5:10 a.m. ET Aug. 7, 2018

 

 

Press of Atlantic City--Schools facing aid loss turn to Van Drew for help

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Concerned about the impact of state aid cuts to their school districts, administrators and board members from around the region met at Sen. Jeff Van Drew’s office on Thursday to strategize.

Representatives from Weymouth Township in Atlantic County and most of the school districts in Cape May County met with their 1st District legislator looking for help to lobby for assistance after cuts in aid due to last-minute changes to the state budget.

“Do we have a strong enough voice to fight this?” asked West Cape May Interim Superintendent Robert Garguilo.

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/schools-facing-aid-loss-turn-to-van-drew-for-help/article_258b6be5-307c-592b-b83b-e615bc5810a4.html

CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer | 15 hrs ago

 

 

Washington Post--Report: Schools ran Parkland suspect’s education properly

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward County schools officials in general properly handled the special-needs education of troubled Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, according to an independent report released late Friday on the orders of a judge.

The 70-page report , much of which is heavily redacted under privacy rules, concludes that during Cruz’s 16 years in the school system the correct decisions were made in most instances under programs for students with learning disabilities and behavioral problems.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hearing-on-disclosure-of-school-shooting-suspects-education/2018/08/03/c105b81e-96d2-11e8-818b-e9b7348cd87d_story.html?utm_term=.20d2b5dcac56

Curt Anderson | AP August 3

 

Education Week-- Swastikas on bathroom stalls. Chants of 'Build the wall.' Notes that say 'Go back to Mexico.' Education Week found hundreds of reports of hate and bias in schools.

Three swastikas were scrawled on the note found in the girls' restroom, along with a homophobic comment and a declaration: “I Love Trump.”

Found inside the backpack of Latina student, a note that said: Go back to Mexico.

Two other hate-filled incidents—invoking Donald Trump’s name and using swastikas—were also reported that same day.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/projects/hate-in-schools.html

Francisco Vara-Orta| August 6, 2018


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