|1-10-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers to Vote on Permanent ‘Path to Progress’ Panel
Senate President Steve Sweeney, who created the original reform group, says state’s deep fiscal woes require constant attention
A commission closely resembling the ad hoc group empaneled by Senate President Steve Sweeney to tackle New Jersey’s long-standing fiscal challenges would become a permanent fixture in Trenton under a bipartisan measure that could soon win approval in both houses of the Legislature.
NJ Spotlight--E-Cigarette Regulations Advance, but Not Menthol Ban
Senate President Steve Sweeney worries about potential loss of $230M in tax revenue from sale of menthol-flavored traditional cigarettes
New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday to ban flavored vaping products and further regulate sales of e-cigarettes, despite hours of passionate testimony from users and store owners who said it would force businesses to close and drive up cigarette use.
Star Ledger—Thousands protest N.J. bill thatwould remove religious exemption from vaccinations
Thousands of anti-vaccination protesters massed outside the Statehouse in Trenton on Thursday to protest the proposed bill that would remove religious exemptions for vaccinating children.
The freezing temperatures did not deter them.
Inside, the Senate held an emergency vote to amend the measure to give private schools and child care centers the freedom to accept kids who aren’t vaccinated, provided they make public the number of kids without their shots.
Patti Sapone| January 10, 2020
Jersey Journal--Jersey City mayor says appointed school board would be temporary
The morning after dozens of people spoke out against converting Jersey City’s elected school board into an appointed body, Mayor Steve Fulop said the potential change would only be temporary.
Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal| Updated Jan 09, 2020;Posted Jan 09, 2020
Philadelphia Inquirer--Preventing the next mass shooting: Secret Service is training hundreds of teachers, cops at Bucks high school
More than 200 representatives from schools and police departments across Pennsylvania met with the U.S. Secret Service at a Bucks County school Thursday to learn how to identify signs of a situation all hope they never confront — the next school shooting or other violence.
“This is about early prevention,” said Jeffrey McGarry, a social science research specialist at the Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center. “We want to identify troubled students early, before they even develop an idea.”
Maddie Hanna, Updated: January 9, 2020- 5:38 PM
Education Week-This Flu Season May Be Among the Worst of Past Decade and It's Not Peaked Yet
With this flu season on track to be among the worst in the past decade, schools need to be vigilant in messaging that students wash their hands and get vaccinated.
Arianna Prothero on January 8, 2020 4:44 PM |
The Hechinger Report--OPINION: The need for more black school counselors, and four ways to get better information about HBCUs
If educators care about student success, they need to ensure students know that historically black colleges and universities are an option
Rann Miller| January 9, 2020