|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Francisco Vara-Orta| August 6, 2018
Garden State Coalition of Schools