9-25-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--New Jersey’s Youngest Parents: Short on Skills, Cash, and a Viable Future

Without education and training — or even affordable childcare — the Garden State’s youngest families can trap two generations in a cycle of poverty and disappointment, report says

Life is difficult for the youngest parents and their children in New Jersey and the nation, with most living in relative povery, without a college degree, with few prospects for high-paying jobs, and unable to afford childcare, according to a new report released today.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/09/24/new-jerseys-youngest-parents-short-on-skills-cash-and-a-viable-future/

Colleen O'Dea | September 25, 2018

 

Star Ledger--The 50 N.J. high schools with the best SAT scores

It's only a test — a rigorous, three-hour assessment of a student's skills in reading, writing and math.

But the SAT is the test for many New Jersey high school students, the one that could potentially make or break their chances of getting into their dream college. 

https://www.nj.com/education/2018/09/the_50_nj_high_schools_with_the_best_sat_scores_1.html#incart_river_index

Adam Clark and Carla Astudillo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com|  Posted September 25, 2018 at 07:00 AM | Updated September 25, 2018 at 07:07 AM

 

Education Week--E-Cigarettes Aren't Just for Tobacco: Students Use Them for Marijuana, Too

Nearly 1 in 3 high school students and 1 in 4 middle school students have reported having smoked marijuana using electronic cigarettes, according to a survey analysis published this week.

An analysis of 2016's National Youth Tobacco Survey, which questions over 20,000 students, found that 8.9 percent of them said they have smoked marijuana using an e-cigarette. 2015's analysis yielded similar results; approximately one-third of middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes to smoke non-nicotine substances that year.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2018/09/e-cigarettes_used_to_smoke_marijuana_among_teens.html

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