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12-13-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Finance, Testing and Charters, the Perennial Big Issues in New Jersey Education

The future of school financing in the state is uncertain, academic testing is a source of conflict and nothing stirs passions more than charter schools

https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/12/op-ed-finance-testing-and-charters-the-perennial-big-issues-in-new-jersey-education/

Richard F. Keevey | December 13, 2019 | Opinion

Paterson Press (via The Record)--Paterson BOE struggles with spending plan for $5.1M in state aid

PATERSON Ė City school board members say they are reluctant to use $5.1 million in emergency state aid to hire teachers to address Patersonís classroom overcrowding crisis because of the districtís impending budget problems.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2019/12/12/paterson-nj-boe-struggles-plan-spending-5-1-m-state-aid/4411939002/

Joe Malinconico, Paterson Press Published 3:55 p.m. ET Dec. 12, 2019

Star Ledger--N.J. bill to remove religion as reason to avoid vaccinating kids enrages parents at hearing

Unpersuaded by hundreds of pleading and occasionally hostile parents, a state Senate panel voted Thursday to eliminate religion as an acceptable reason for New Jersey children to avoid vaccines required for school attendance.

After seven years of stalled efforts to compel better vaccine compliance and a recent reemergence of measles, state lawmakers are moving quickly to end the religious exemption that allowed 14,000 students to decline their shots last year.

https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/12/bill-to-remove-religion-as-reason-to-avoid-vaccinating-kids-enrages-parents-at-hearing.html

Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Dec 12, 2019;Posted Dec 12, 2019

Education Week--Teaching in 2020 vs. 2010: A Look Back at the Decade

As the 2010s draw to a close, teachers are left reeling from massive shifts in policy and practice that have affected their everyday work over the past decade, yet many say they're still cautiously optimistic about the direction the profession is heading.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/12/11/teaching-in-2020-vs-2010-a-look.html

Madeline Will| December 10, 2019

Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--What Trump's Order on Responding to Anti-Semitism Means for K-12 Schools

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address concerns of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. But the legal underpinnings of that order apply to elementary and secondary schools, too.

The order comes as the administration has sought to step up efforts to monitor discrimination against Jewish students, including calling for more data on religion-related bullying incidents in K-12 schools.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2019/12/trump-order-antisemitism-schools.html

Evie Blad on December 12, 2019 4:28 PM


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