|1-23-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--In Paterson, Rethinking the Concept of What Makes a High School
A federally funded program offers students a range of support services outside the ordinary
They’re called barriers to education — things beyond the traditional purview of school officials that nevertheless are big obstacles to the learning process, especially in high-poverty communities like Paterson.
Star Ledger--With music video, Toms River H.S. adds voices to its chorus opposing school cuts
In the school district’s latest effort to fight millions of dollars in state aid cuts, Toms River has added dozens more voices to its chorus of opposition — literally — with a YouTube video featuring alumni, students and staff pleading in song for another year of level funding.
NY Times--Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green
Just ask any parent — yellow school buses, with their classic look, signature smell and rumbling sound, remain largely unchanged from decades past. But with advances in technology, those old buses are beginning to reach the end of the line.
A small but growing number of school districts are beginning to replace these older fossil fuel models with new electric buses.
Ellen Rosen| Jan. 22, 2020
NPR--Supreme Court Could Be Headed To A Major Unraveling Of Public School Funding
In a case with potentially profound implications, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready to invalidate a provision of the Montana state constitution that bars aid to religious schools. A decision like that would work a sea change in constitutional law, significantly removing the longstanding high wall of separation between church and state.
Education Week--Why Don't Parents Always Choose the Best Schools?
Give parents choice, and they’ll flock to the best schools. Those schools will then flourish, either forcing poorly performing ones to improve or edging them out entirely.
Arianna Prothero| January 7, 2020
Education Dive--Teacher prep, equity top list of 'hot' literacy topics
The International Literacy Association’s survey comes as state chiefs gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss what some call a reading crisis.
Linda Jackobson| January 22, 2020
Edutopia--Reflections on Becoming More Culturally Responsive
Participants in a program on culturally responsive teaching practices share what they’ve learned about themselves—and how their teaching has changed as a result.
Emelina Minero| January 17, 2020