|11-20-19 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--If lawmakers don’t support private day care centers, more may close | Opinion
There are growing concerns among those who provide early childhood education in New Jersey, a demographic of 87,000 employees working in more than 4,165 centers, serving an estimated 400,000 children. Lawmakers in Trenton continue to introduce legislation that would have a negative effect on these private centers and our ability to provide strong, ongoing jobs for those who enjoy working in this sector.
Guy Falzarano| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Nov 19, 2019
Press of Atlantic City--Supplement mental health first aid training with public information
Dozens of caregivers recently spent a day at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland campus learning to identify the signs of mental health and substance-abuse issues, and how to help people with those into an appropriate level of recovery.
The approach is called “mental health first aid,” and there was an emphasis on providing it to young people. That made it especially valuable to the many school nurses, social workers and foster parents taking the training.
Press of Atlantic City Editorial Board|Nov 17, 2019
Education Week--Students Are Really, Really Bad at Spotting Fake News, Misleading Websites
The video posted on Facebook was provocative: Grainy footage showed scenes of people cramming papers into boxes; a voiceover claimed it showed ballot-stuffing in the 2016 presidential election. "Have you ever noticed that the ONLY people caught committing voter fraud are Democrats?", text at the bottom of the post prompted.
Stephen Sawchuk on November 19, 2019 3:19 PM