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9-17-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Conflict Continues Over What It Should Take to Graduate High School in NJ

State wants to give students option of more than one type of test to graduate, but debate is strong over consequences, unintended and not

The Senate education committee will today hold a hearing on a topic of debate that just won’t go away in this state: What, if any, standardized tests should a New Jersey student need to pass to graduate high school?

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/09/17/conflict-continues-over-what-it-should-take-to-graduate-high-school-in-nj/

John Mooney | September 17, 2018

 

Star Ledger--These 23 N.J. school districts are hemorrhaging students and it could spell trouble

New Jersey public schools have far fewer students coming into the system than in years past, a trend that, should it continue, could threaten the viability of some rural districts as enrollment plunges.  

https://www.nj.com/data/2018/09/the_23_fastest_shrinking_nj_school_districts.html#incart_river_index

Stephen Stirling | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted September 15, 2018 at 01:00 AM | Updated September 15, 2018 at 08:39 AM

 

 

Education Week--In Some Cities, Closing Achievement Gaps Is Not for Schools to Fix Alone

If a mother needs after-school child care to work extra hours but can't afford to pay for it, who is responsible for helping her figure it out? What about helping families find housing after a fire? A summer job for a high school student?

Should city officials step in? Or the school district?

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/09/12/in-some-cities-closing-achieving-gaps-is.html

Denisa R. Superville| September 11, 2018

 

Education Week--Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books

Video learning outranks printed books in survey

Fifteen-year-old Jaimie Moreano is on YouTube all the time.

She can learn how to do anything she wants using the video-sharing platform. She uses it to watch hair and makeup tutorials and get-ready-with-me videos to see what's cool to wear.

But makeup tutorials aren't the only videos she watches on the popular video platform.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/09/12/why-generation-z-learners-prefer-youtube-lessons.html

Lauraine Genota| September 11, 2018

 

The Atlantic--Teens Are Protesting In-Class Presentations

Some students say having to speak in front of the class is an unreasonable burden for those with anxiety and are demanding alternative options.

For many middle- and high-school students, giving an in-class presentation was a rite of passage. Teachers would call up students, one by one, to present their work in front of the class and, though it was often nerve-racking, many people claim it helped turn them into more confident public speakers.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/09/teens-think-they-shouldnt-have-to-speak-in-front-of-the-class/570061/

Taylor Lorenz| Sep 12, 2018

 


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