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2-10-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: How State Can Meet Its Obligations to Fund Schools

As budget season begins, school superintendents wonder if they will have the funds ‘necessary to fulfill the needs of our students’

It’s budget time again in Trenton. That means just about every superintendent in New Jersey is fidgeting with great uncertainty about their district’s revenue projections for 2020-2021. Ask any of us. Most of us wonder if we will have the funds necessary to fulfill the needs of our students?

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/02/op-ed-how-state-can-meet-its-obligations-to-fund-schools/

Rocco Tomazic | February 10, 2020 | Opinion

 

 

Star Ledger--Can you consolidate 14 school districts into one? This N.J. county will find out.

 The Salem County freeholder board is hiring a consultant to study whether switching to a single, county-wide public school district has merit.

https://www.nj.com/news/2020/02/can-you-consolidate-14-school-districts-into-one-this-nj-county-will-find-out.html

Rob Jennings | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Feb 08, 12:17 PM; Posted Feb 08, 8:39 AM

 

 

Star Ledger--We were promised state aid but still don’t have it, say parents in Camden planning protest

A group of parents in Camden plan a protest Friday morning to draw attention to a pending request for emergency funds for public schools that have not been delivered.

“We’ve seen great improvement and we don’t want to lose progress made in Camden school district,” said Shirley Irizarry, a city resident who has a high school senior and a seventh grader in public schools and a member of Parents for Great Camden Schools.

https://www.nj.com/camden/2020/02/we-were-promised-state-aid-but-still-dont-have-it-say-parents-in-camden-planning-protest.html

Bill Duhart | For NJ.com| Updated Feb 07, 2020; Posted Feb 07, 2020

 

Education Dive--Study: Majority of students' feelings about high school are negative

High school students experience mostly negative emotions toward school, with feeling tired among their biggest complaints, according to a new nationwide study by Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence and Child Study Center.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/study-majority-of-students-report-negative-feelings-about-high-school/571866/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan|Feb. 7, 2020

 

Edutopia--5 Strategies to Minimize Bad Leadership Decisions

When school administrators make lots of tough calls, the quality of decisions later in the day tends to suffer. Here’s how to minimize that effect.

On any given day, school leaders navigate a battery of issues that require the ability to quickly make multiple decisions—selecting the next teacher PD topic, determining an appropriate response to a student infraction, or allocating budget for replacing outdated gym equipment, for example.

Sarah Gonser| February 7, 2020

 

 

 


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