8-8-18 Education in the News

The Jersey Journal--Weehawken superintendent takes job in Morris County district

Robert R. Zywicki, superintendent of the Weehawken school district, is moving on. 

According to a press release from the Mount Olive Board of Education, Zywicki will become the town's superintendent in October after a three-year stint running Weehawken's public schools. 

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

Sam Carliner| Updated Aug 7, 3:25 PM; Posted Aug 7, 3:25 PM

 

The Record—Editorial: School Bus Safety is a Multi-Faceted Problem

As staff writers Nicholas Katzban and Curtis Tate revealed, bills being proposed don’t do enough to address gaps in oversight of bus companies.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/editorials/2018/08/08/editorial-school-bus-safety-represents-multifaceted-problem/928413002/

The Record| August 8, 2018

 

Associated Press (via Philadelphia Inquirer)--Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

The tech industry's use of persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens is under fire from a group of advocates who want the American Psychological Association to condemn the practice. The group will promote their cause at the APA's annual meeting Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco.

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/20180807_ap_9b66a718567a459e9cb46c1f7a53b8d5.html

LINDSEY TANNER & MATT O'BRIEN, The Associated Press| Updated: August 7, 2018 — 11:01 PM EDT

 

The New York Times--How to Write a Good College Application Essay

Here are some tips compiled from experts for writing that all-important application essay, which can often mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/writing-college-application-essay.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

Janet Morrissey| Aug. 2, 2018

 

Education Week--Few High School Students Are Interested in Teaching. But Better Pay Could Help

High school students who are thinking about becoming teachers would be more interested in the profession if it paid more, according to a new survey from ACT, the college-admissions testing organization.

The survey, which about 2,400 students took during a national ACT administration in the 2017-2018 school year, looks at which students want to be teachers, what's drawing high schoolers to the profession, and what about the job would need to change for more students to express interest.

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2018/08/high_schools_students_teaching_better_pay.html

Sarah Schwartz on August 7, 2018 4:07 PM