1-27-20 Education in the News

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Newark Superintendent Plans to Expel Charter School Amid Push to Expand District

Schools chief Roger León is also scrutinizing the sales of a dozen school buildings that were offloaded by his predecessor

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/01/newark-superintendent-plans-to-expel-charter-school-amid-push-to-expand-district/

Patrick Wall, CHALKBEAT | January 27, 2020 | Education

 

 

Star Ledger--Between math and phys ed, he’s on the board of ed, making rules for his peers

All kids have a lane in which they’ll flourish at some point. Sports wasn’t it for Jamie Serruto, a senior at Millburn High School, who comes from an athletic family known in the township.

https://www.nj.com/essex/2020/01/between-math-and-phys-ed-hes-on-the-board-of-ed-making-rules-for-his-peers.html

Barry Carter | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jan 26, 2020; Posted Jan 26, 2020

 

 

Education Week--Stopping Violence in Schools: Effort to Create National Guidelines Underway

Every time there's a shooting in a school, many principals and district leaders feel the responsibility—and pressure—to take action to ensure that gun violence doesn't happen in their schools. 

But it's not always easy to find proven, research-based safety practices that work. It can be difficult to tap into experts who can help them make sense of state mandates and make good decisions about purchasing products that claim to keep schools safe. 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/District_Dossier/2020/01/school_safety_violence_prevention.html

Denisa R. Superville on January 24, 2020 1:15 PM

 

 

Edutopia--Supporting Students Affected by Trauma

Just as students with learning challenges need academic accommodations, students who have adverse childhood experiences may benefit from social and emotional accommodations.

If our schools are to address the severe life disruptions and trauma that are occurring in our student populations, we need to be authentically trauma responsive and advocates of social and emotional learning. That is a path to improving our students’ learning outcomes and competencies—unless students feel safe and known in school, they do not learn.

Students who come to school dysregulated cannot access the executive functions they need to pay attention, emotionally regulate, problem-solve, hold strong memory, and be creative.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/supporting-students-affected-trauma

By Lori Desautels| January 23, 2020