|2-12-20 Education in the News|
NJN News (via NJ Spotlight)--Murphy Announces Programs to Help Teens with Mental Health Woes
As he unveils education-based programs, governor says: 'For far too long, we as a society have been too passive on this issue'
Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced a pair of programs designed to equip those in the state’s education system with the skills and tools they need to address the persistent and largely hidden problem of mental illness and suicide among young people.
NJN News (via NJ Spotlight)--Spreading the Gospel About Vape Dangers, One School at a Time
Campaign is geared at arming those most prone to vaping with the information they need to make wise health choices
He’s a man with a mission, a crusader warning students and their parents about the perils posed by e-cigarettes amid what federal authorities say is an epidemic of vaping by kids, some as young as 10 years old.
NJ Spotlight--NJ Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Expansion of Charter Schools in Newark
At the same time, parents and charter school supporters seek to join a separate case concerning funding for so-called Abbott districts
Paterson Press (viaThe Record)--Paterson needs extra space for 2,235 students — one of NJ's biggest education facility shortages
PATERSON — The city school district needs additional classroom space for 2,235 students — one of the biggest education facility shortages in New Jersey, according to a state report made public last week.
Statewide, only Elizabeth has a greater school capacity needs than Paterson, according to the report issued by the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. The SDA report listed a 1,176 high school “addition/renovation” in Paterson among the 11 proposals for the next batch of projects.
Joe Malinconico, Paterson Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2020
Associated Press (via Press of Atlantic City)--Teachers unions raise alarm over student involvement in active shooter drills
The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
Pat Eaton-Robb / The Associated Press February 11, 2020
Education Week--Trump Admin. Unveils School Safety 'Clearinghouse.' Here's What You Need to Know
The Trump administration has unveiled a “one-stop shop” for school safety resources, fulfilling one promise contained in the 180-page report of the federal commission it set up in the wake of the massacre in Parkland, Fla., America’s deadliest shooting in a high school.
Stephen Sawchuk| February 10, 2020