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10-15-19 Education in the News

Star Ledger--We typically donít report on teen suicides. Hereís why we did.

More teens and young adults are killing themselves in a mental health crisis that threatens to define their generation.

Editorís note: Suicidal thoughts and behaviors can be reduced with the proper mental health support and treatment. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

In 2017, at least 100 New Jersey residents ages 15-24 killed themselves. But you probably never heard their stories, because most suicides never make the news.

https://www.nj.com/education/2019/10/we-typically-dont-report-on-teen-suicides-heres-why-we-did.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| October 15, 2019

Star Ledger--Gone at 15

More N.J. teens are killing themselves in a crisis nobody was prepared for

Editor's note: Suicidal thoughts and behaviors can be reduced. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741.

The last time Jeremy Fries and his girlfriend, Ally, saw each other, they were holding hands in the high school cafeteria just like they did virtually every day during lunch.

https://projects.nj.com/features/depression/index.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Star Ledger--A world of research supports dropping 10th-grade tests: N.J. teachers union

To improve education results in New Jersey, an emphasis that prioritizes mitigating the impact of income inequality and racial segregation would go far further than continuing failed policies of excessive high stakes testing.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/a-world-of-research-supports-dropping-10th-grade-tests-nj-teachers-union.html

Donna M. Chiera| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| †Updated Oct 14, 2019; Posted Oct 14, 2019

Star Ledger--A child is more than a test score, NJEA president says

Testing takes away from valuable learning time. In the 2017-18 school year, New Jersey students across grades 3-11 spent a minimum of 73.5 hours taking state and federally mandated assessments. That's 98 class periods of lost learning opportunities, NJEA's Marie Blistan says.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/a-child-is-more-than-a-test-score-njea-president-says.html

Marie Blistan| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated Oct 14, 2019; Posted Oct 14, 2019

NY Times--California Tells Schools to Start Later, Giving Kids More Sleep

A new law pushed back start times at most public middle and high schools, citing research that says attendance and performance will improve if teenagers get more sleep.

Christine Hauser and Isabella Kwai| Oct. 14, 2019


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