|10-7-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--The List: Top Ten Payments into NJ’s Public-Worker Pension System
The $3.2 billion pumped into the pension system under Gov. Phil Murphy in fiscal year 2019 tops the list, but the problems remain
Dire warnings about the health of New Jersey’s public-worker pension system have inspired a series of bipartisan fiscal policy changes in recent years, setting the stage for a string of record-setting state pension contributions.
Star Ledger--How to fill out the 2020-2021 FAFSA form, and why the Trump tax plan makes it harder for some families
The Trump tax plan inadvertently made completing the FAFSA harder for some families.
(Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a story that originally was published in Sept. 2018.)
In its attempt to simplify tax forms, the Trump tax plan created an unintended consequence that could cost millions of college students thousands of dollars in financial aid.
Star Ledger—Op-Ed: Children have legal protections against bullying, law firm says
NY Times--She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.
The case jolted a working-class town, prompting a walkout by students and a debate over whether school officials are equipped to address sexual assault.
NIAGARA, N.Y. — She saw him when she got off the school bus, she recalled. She noticed him glaring at her from the doorway during theater class and track practice. Some days, he would walk so close to her in the corridors that their shoulders almost touched. She felt disgusted, she said, and then frightened.
Andrea Salcedo| Oct. 3, 2019
Education Week--School Districts Vow to Sue Juul Over Student Vaping
Two Kansas school districts have vowed to sue Juul Labs Inc. and other companies in the e-cigarette industry, alleging that vaping is harming their students and disrupting their schools to the point that the districts may recover damages.
Mark Walsh| October 3, 2019
Chalkbeat: Op-Ed: A message from a black male teacher: Don’t make educators like me the default disciplinarians
Rann Miller| October 1, 2019
Garden State Coalition of Schools