|1-24-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Many Teachers in NJ Not Equipped to Educate English Language Learners
Hispanic students represent the fastest growing minority population in NJ, but teachers are not well-prepared to work with them
One of my professors in graduate school remarked that “if you want to understand the future, understand three words: demographics is destiny.” If this statement is true, then New Jersey’s educational future has a storm cloud hanging over it as Hispanic students represent the fastest growing minority population in the state, constitute the majority in some large urban districts, but at the same time their language needs are woefully underserved.
Star Ledger--A place of 'perpetual doom,’ is rising from the ashes, councilwoman says
“When I graduated high school in 2007, about 7% of Camden’s total population had a college degree,” Felisha Reyes Morton says. “Today, almost 70% of high school students are taking the SAT creating an excellent indicator for future college graduates in the city.”
Felisha Reyes Morton|Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Jan 23, 2020
Education Week--Social Media is 'Tearing Us Apart', Middle and High School Students Say
The digital world isn't just exhausting for adults. More than half of the middle and high school students who participated in a recent survey say they sometimes turn off their phones just to get some relief from all the activity, even though they then feel disconnected. And more than half of U.S. students surveyed—56 percent—say technology and social media are "tearing us apart more than they are bringing people together."
Alyson Klein on January 23, 2020 1:48 PM
Garden State Coalition of Schools