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10-25-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: It’s Time for All New Jersey Schools to Change Their Approach to Discipline

The traditional way of disciplining — the approach still used in most schools — is retributive

In the 1990s I served as principal of a countywide alternative high school located on the campus of Atlantic Cape Community College. The 1990s saw the beginning of the get tough/zero tolerance movement in school discipline.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/op-ed-its-time-for-all-new-jersey-schools-to-change-their-approach-to-discipline/

John Kellmayer | October 25, 2019 | Opinion

 

 

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--‘When They See You, They See Themselves’: Newark’s Male Teachers of Color

School district superintendent’s plan prioritizes recruiting and retaining more black and Latino male educators

Even in Newark, where some 90% of students are black or Hispanic, male educators of color make up just 13% of the district’s teaching force.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/when-they-see-you-they-see-themselves-newarks-male-teachers-of-color/

Devna Bose, Chalkbeat | October 25, 2019 | Education

 

Press of Atlantic City--‘No school is suicide-proof’: Report addresses schools’ role in student mental health

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/no-school-is-suicide-proof-report-addresses-schools-role-in/article_9fff2af6-73df-5c10-b1ce-ac5b143d832d.html

CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer| October 24, 2019

 

Education Dive--School Halloween celebrations continue raising spectre of academic value

Religious and equity issues lead some districts to shun events around the holiday, but many are offering alternatives so all students can have fun.

On Oct. 31, elementary students in Illinois’ North Shore School District 112 will don costumes for Halloween parades at their schools after lunch, celebrating the holiday with classmates and family members who come for a visit. 

Their peers in nearby Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will do no such thing.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/school-halloween-celebrations-continue-raising-spectre-of-academic-value/565580/

Natalie Gross | Oct. 24, 2019

 

The Hechinger Report--A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

Concern about the quality of social-emotional programs is rising — but one Virginia school sees academic success by focusing on students’ emotional wellbeing   

 

https://hechingerreport.org/a-school-district-wades-through-a-deluge-of-social-emotional-curricula-to-find-one-that-works/

Caroline Preston| October 24, 2019

 


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