1-29-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Moves on Juvenile Justice Reform, Ahead of His Own Task Force

New law alters sentencing and fines, parole process and post-release supervision for youthful offenders

Even as a task force he created mulls ways to improve the state’s juvenile justice system, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a significant reform of incarceration and parole policies that advocates say is needed to better serve youth and reduce racial disparities in the system.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/01/murphy-moves-on-juvenile-justice-reform-ahead-of-his-own-task-force/

Colleen O'Dea | January 29, 2020 | Social

 

 

Education Week--People Keep on Saying They're Killing the Common Core. How Dead Is It?

Late last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, announced that he had fulfilled a campaign promise from 2018: He declared that the state had found a replacement for the Common Core State Standards.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/01/27/people-keep-on-saying-theyre-killing-the.html

Andrew Ujifusa| January 27, 2020

 

Chalkbeat--Newark mayor defends Superintendent León after anonymous flyers attack his charter school stance

Mayor Ras Baraka is defending the Newark schools chief after anonymous flyers and posters appeared across the city attacking the superintendent’s call to close four charter schools.

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/newark/2020/01/28/newark-mayor-defends-schools-chief-leon-after-anonymous-flyers-attack-his-charter-school-stance/

Patrick Wall | January 28, 2020

 

Education Dive--Walton Family Foundation expected to invest $200M in charters by mid-2020

The Walton Family Foundation, through it's Building Equity Initiative, has spent $185 million over three years to renovate charter facilities, according to a report released Monday by the foundation, and that number is expected to reach $200 million by mid-2020. 

https://www.educationdive.com/news/walton-family-foundation-expected-to-invest-200m-in-charters-by-mid-2020/571056/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan| Jan. 27, 2020