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10-10-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--New Jersey Ranked 22nd in Nation for Rate of Childhood Obesity

The obesity rate for those in the 10 to 17 age group elsewhere in the country goes from 8.7% in Utah to 25.4% in Mississippi

More than 124,000 tweens and teens in New Jersey are obese, according to a new report that finds the Garden State is in the middle of the pack nationwide when it comes to obesity rates for this age group.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/new-jersey-ranked-22nd-in-nation-for-rate-of-childhood-obesity/

Lilo H. Stainton | October 10, 2019 | Health Care

 

 

NJ Spotlight--Schools Urged to Include Students with Disabilities in Emergency Planning

Security incidents can be particularly traumatic for students with disabilities who may have sparse or even no instructions on what to do

In this age of lockdowns and safety drills, a new report is urging New Jersey public schools to better plan for students with disabilities as they map out how to respond to emergencies.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/schools-urged-to-include-students-with-disabilities-in-emergency-planning/

John Mooney | October 10, 2019 | Education

 

 

Star Ledger--Mayor says LGBTQ curriculum will ‘indoctrinate’ kids and his successor agrees

Barnegat Township Mayor Alfonso Cirulli called for a fight against a new law requiring schools to teach LGBT history.

https://www.nj.com/ocean/2019/10/mayor-says-lgbtq-curriculum-will-indoctrinate-kids-and-his-successor-agrees.html

Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Oct 09, 2019

 

The Atlantic--The Contradiction at the Heart of Public Education

Gifted education puts in tension two equally treasured American ideals: egalitarianism and individualism.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/gifted-and-talented-programs-arent-problem/599752/

Andy Smarick| October 10, 2019

 

 

NPR--School Districts Sue Juul, Saying Student Vaping Drains Resources

Schools across the country are so fed up with students vaping on campus that they're suing the e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs.

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/09/768591310/school-districts-sue-juul-saying-student-vaping-drains-resources

Elle Moxley| October 9, 201912:44 PM ET

 

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Four ways that educators can help young black students thrive

Affirming, protecting and cultivating the humanity of black children

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-four-ways-that-educators-can-help-young-black-students-thrive/

Rann Miller| October 10, 2019

 

The Hechinger Report--Questioning their fairness, a record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT

Results are mixed, but suggest that making these tests optional is improving diversity on campus

https://hechingerreport.org/questioning-their-fairness-a-record-number-of-colleges-stop-requiring-the-sat-and-act/

Alina Tugend| October 9, 2019


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