|1-28-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--On the Menu: Raising the Quality of NJís School Food
After expanding access to school meals, state lawmakers take steps to improve nutrition standards
Improving school food in New Jersey has been a target for state lawmakers in recent years, from programs to expand the availability of school lunch and breakfast and, just this winter, additional funds to ease the cost for the neediest students.
Next up is raising the quality and the nutrition of the food itself, with the Legislature poised to move on a number of bills to do just that.
Star Ledger--Why donít the best students want to be teachers? | Opinion
Why would so many people in the United States overwhelmingly prefer to work in a stodgy corporate environment, dispassionately analyzing the demographics of teachers, rather than be the educators themselves, passionately seeking to make the world a better place? And how do we change course?
Star Ledger--N.J. schools install detectors to stop kids from vaping in bathrooms
In the latest effort to stop students from puffing on e-cigarettes between classes, some New Jersey high schools are turning to a new form of security to act as a deterrent: vaping detectors.
NPR--High School Starts At 3 p.m. For These Michigan Students
The final moments of Friday afternoon are slipping away at Eastern High School in Lansing, Mich., as announcements echo through the halls.
As students stream through the doors, teacher Dee Halstead is rolling her supply cart to the library. Her workday is just ramping up.
Kevin Lavery| January 28, 20205:16 AM ET
Chalkbeat--Everyone counts: Newark school district is helping more parents participate in the census
The decennial census is coming up, and Newark is working to get parents to respond, to make sure everyone is counted.†
The census count affects the amount of federal funding that communities receive for programs and services that are critical to students and schools. Census results also affect Newark school districtís funding. When more Newarkers are counted, more money goes to local schools and students.
Devna Bose| January 27, 2020
Education Dive--Report: Teacher prep programs boost emphasis on reading instruction
While many criticize how the National Council on Teacher Quality rates schools of ed, the latest review comes in the midst of a national discussion over how children learn to read.
Teacher preparation programs are getting better at helping teachers equip students with the skills to become good readers, according to the National Council on Teacher Qualityís latest review of more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate and alternative pathway programs.