|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.
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.
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.
The Atlantic--The Contradiction at the Heart of Public Education
Gifted education puts in tension two equally treasured American ideals: egalitarianism and individualism.
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.
The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Four ways that educators can help young black students thrive
Affirming, protecting and cultivating the humanity of black children
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
Alina Tugend| October 9, 2019
Garden State Coalition of Schools