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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.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/01/lawmakers-to-vote-on-permanent-path-to-progress-panel/

John Reitmeyer | January 10, 2020 | Budget

 

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.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/01/e-cigarette-regulations-advance-but-not-menthol-ban/

Lilo H. Stainton | January 10, 2020 | Health Care

 

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.

https://www.nj.com/news/j66j-2020/01/473f70290d8700/thousands-protest-nj-bill-that-would-remove-religious-exemption-from-vaccinations-photos.html

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.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/01/jersey-city-mayor-says-appointed-school-board-would-be-temporary.html

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.”

https://www.inquirer.com/news/secret-service-training-school-shootings-pennsylvania-bucks-20200109.html

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.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2020/01/flu_season_may_be_among_worst_in_past_decade.html

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

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-the-need-for-more-black-school-counselors-and-four-ways-to-get-better-information-about-hbcus/

Rann Miller| January 9, 2020


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