|10-2-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--The Case for Screening Students for Addiction, Mental Health Issues
A school-based program of early intervention has worked in other states. Health advocates and others argue for its widespread adoption in New Jersey
To tamp down the epidemic of behavioral problems among young people, New Jersey should ensure schools systematically screen all students for mental health and drug use issues. That’s the recommendation of a group of lawmakers, health advocates and educators in a report released Tuesday, which also urged intervention before these problems emerge publicly or escalate, and connecting those who need more help with appropriate treatment.
Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Nearly Two-Thirds of Newark Voters Approve of Charter Schools, Poll Shows
Most Newark voters agreed that charter schools are “an important part of the public school landscape in Newark.”
On the national stage, charter schools remain deeply divisive. But in Newark, where more than one in three students attend charters, a majority of voters support the schools, according to a new poll.
Education Week—Opinion: It's Time to End Timed Tests
Why do we believe that speed reflects intelligence?
Alden S. Blodget| September 30, 2019
Garden State Coalition of Schools