|12-11-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Resignation to Outrage, Districts React to Word from Trenton on School Aid
More than 30 districts had requested $362M in emergency aid; state officials last week announced that just 13 will share in the $15M awarded
Officials and advocates in school districts across New Jersey reacted to news that the state Department of Education had approved just $15 million of a requested $362 million in additional state aid with a mixture of resignation and outrage.
More than 30 districts had requested the so-called emergency aid, and state officials late last week announced that just 13 will share in the $15 million, with Paterson getting the largest amount — $5 million of the $24 million it has requested.
Star Ledger--'Coyote Ugly’ star Piper Perabo joins rally pressing N.J. to restore school aid
Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed--NJ standardized testing: State must ease burdens on students, teachers
I am a math teacher at Central Regional Middle School in Bayville, and recently earned my doctoral degree in organizational leadership at Stockton University. In my experiences as a classroom teacher, I have had many firsthand experiences witnessing the effects that standardized testing has on students from multiple perspectives.
Joshua Eckersley Published 10:16 a.m. ET Dec. 10, 2019 | Updated 10:26 a.m. ET Dec. 10, 2019
Education Week--Poor-Quality Materials Abound on Lesson-Sharing Websites, Report Says
It's common for teachers to go looking for lessons and classroom resources online—digital marketplaces like Teachers Pay Teachers or Share My Lesson offer seemingly endless pages of user-created materials that teachers can use to supplement their schools' curricula, or in some cases, piece together one when none is provided.
Sarah Schwartz on December 10, 2019 12:03 AM
Politics K-12--The Every Student Succeeds Act Is Working, Education Leaders Tell Congress
Exactly four years after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, a group of state and local education officials, teachers' unions, and others are telling Congress that they've made great progress under the law and that it could lead to significant advances in addressing the achievement gap between different groups of studnets and in improving schools.
Andrew Ujifusa on December 10, 2019 12:02 AM
Garden State Coalition of Schools