|10-1-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Administration Pushes Student-Testing Plan Ahead, Despite Opposition
The Murphy administration is moving ahead with its controversial plan to reconfigure the state’s student testing program — again — with the State Board of Education scheduled to vote on the latest version on Wednesday.
But not all the resistance has abated, with the latest coming from state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), the influential chair of the state Senate’s education committee.
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: School Emergency Plans Must Take Better Account of Students with Disabilities
On any given school day, New Jersey students line up and leave the building as part of mandatory emergency drills. These drills are a good thing. Students, staff and emergency responders need a plan and need to practice it so they are safe and ready in the event of a real emergency.
Star Ledger--Educators: Let’s give kids something their predecessors didn’t have - teachers of color
Vivica Foster is an aspiring teacher who would like her students to have an opportunity that she never had: she’d like them to have a teacher who is a person of color.
Lillian Lowery and Catherine Wang| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist|
Posted Sep 30, 2019
New York Times--A Teenager Killed Himself After Being Outed as Bisexual. His Family Wants Justice.
The family and classmates of a Tennessee high school student who killed himself after being outed online as bisexual have demanded that the school and state authorities investigate and prosecute those responsible, calling it a case of “social media bullying.”
Emily S. Rueb| Published Sept. 30, 2019Updated Oct. 1, 2019, 6:03 a.m. ET
Education Week--7 Steps Schools Can Take to Keep Sporting Events Safe
With recent shootings at or near football games, school districts are taking a fresh look at safety measures to protect students and the public at those events and other after-school activities.
Denisa R. Superville on September 28, 2019 5:46 PM