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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.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/01/op-ed-many-nj-teachers-are-not-equipped-to-educate-english-language-learners/

Darlyne de Haan | January 24, 2020 | Opinion

 

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.”

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/01/a-place-of-perpetual-doom-is-rising-from-the-ashes-councilwoman-says.html

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."   

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2020/01/social-media-device-students-common-sense.html

Alyson Klein on January 23, 2020 1:48 PM

 


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