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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.

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/12/resignation-to-outrage-districts-react-to-word-from-trenton-on-school-aid/

Briana Vannozzi, NJTV News | December 11, 2019 | Education

 

 

Star Ledger--'Coyote Ugly’ star Piper Perabo joins rally pressing N.J. to restore school aid

Though 2000’s Coyote Ugly is often cited as actress Piper Perabo’s breakout film, she first stepped into the limelight a decade earlier, leading the marching band at Toms River High School North.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/12/coyote-ugly-star-piper-perabo-joins-rally-pressing-nj-to-restore-school-aid.html

Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| December 11, 2019

 

 

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. 

https://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/12/10/nj-standardized-testing-ease-burdens-students-teachers/2629466001/

 

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. 

Teachers rely on sites like these to save time and fill resource gaps. But many educators have argued that the materials available aren't high-quality

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2019/12/poor-quality_materials_abound_on_lesson-sharing_websites_report_says.html

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.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2019/12/essa-working-education-leader-coalition-tells-congress.html

Andrew Ujifusa on December 10, 2019 12:02 AM

 

 

 


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