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10-22-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Proposal to Reduce Standardized Student Testing Advances, Public Now Gets to Weigh In

Although State Board of Education vote was almost unanimous, some members expressed reservations

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/proposal-to-reduce-standardized-student-testing-advances-and-public-now-gets-to-weigh-in/

Raven Santana, NJTV News | October 22, 2019 | Education

 

 

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: The Vaping Industry’s Strategic Misinformation Campaign

 ‘This industry and its representatives continue to exploit the positive experiences of some former smokers to make unsubstantiated claims’

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/opinion-the-vaping-industrys-strategic-misinformation-campaign/

Dr. Shereef Elnahal | October 22, 2019 | Opinion

 

Star Ledger--The next frontier of drug education? A Q&A on the antidote to D.A.R.E

We tried telling kids in our most serious voice that drugs are bad. It didn’t work. Now Drug Policy Alliance, whose mission is to end the War on Drugs, has “Safety First,” a brand-new curriculum for high school kids.

Instead of scolding, it teaches them practical skills, like how to avoid accidental overdoses that kill nearly 70,000 people a year. Public health educator Sasha Simon, who helped develop this program, described her novel approach to editorial writer Julie O’Connor. Below is an edited transcript.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/the-next-frontier-of-drug-education-a-qa-on-the-antidote-to-dare.html

Star-Ledger Editorial Board | October 22,2019

 

Education Week--How to Manage Discord Over Student Discipline

Student misbehavior is a big source of friction in many schools. Educators offer ways to build consensus around discipline

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/16/how-to-manage-discord-over-student-discipline.html

Arianna Prothero|October 15, 2019

 

 

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