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2-20-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--State GOP, Dems Readying Vaccination Bills for New Legislative Session

Medical professionals would need to provide detailed information to patients, parents or other caregivers before administering vaccines and allow them to opt out, with some warnings. And New Jersey taxpayers would be on the hook for certain damages if the immunization results in an injury.


Lilo H. Stainton | February 20, 2020 | Health Care


NJ Spotlight--Rutgers Study Suggests Underreporting of E-Cigarette Use Among NJ High Schoolers

Researchers found some users of the JUUL brand of e-cigarette may not consider themselves to be e-cigarette users

There may be a far higher prevalence of vaping than previously reported among youngsters in New Jersey, according to a Rutgers University study, which found that nearly 90% of adolescents surveyed have used JUUL brand e-cigarettes.


Ron Marsico | February 20, 2020 | Health Care


Star Ledger--N.J.'s technical schools will expand to prepare more students for jobs of the future | Opinion

Today’s vocational schools offer dozens of in-demand career programs in advanced manufacturing, biomedical sciences, computer science, engineering and in several other technical areas.

The day after his State of the State Address, Gov. Phil Murphy visited the campus of Middlesex County Vocational-Technical School to unveil Jobs NJ, his initiative to close the gap between the needs of employers and the skills of prospective workers.


Judy Savage| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist|  Posted Feb 19, 2020


NY Times--The #MeToo Balancing Act in High School

Many boys and young men think the movement is essential for girls and women, but struggle with how they fit into it.


Andrew Reiner| Feb. 20, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET


NY Times--Bringing a New Vibe to the Classroom

Some educators are experimenting with their approaches to teaching to make course materials more relevant to various cultures and communities.

In high schools across the country, there have traditionally been a set of curriculum guidelines that teachers are hesitant to disturb.

But as the population in the United States becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, re-educating teachers about how to be aware of the cultural differences in their communities has been gaining traction.


Kerry Hannon| Feb. 20, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET


Education Week--Do High-Stakes Tests Make Teachers More Likely to Quit? Study Says No

For many teachers, high-stakes testing is a major source of frustration—but they're not necessarily quitting over it.

A new study found that eliminating state testing did not have an effect on overall teacher turnover and attrition. Early-career teachers, however, are less likely to leave the profession when there are fewer required tests. 


Madeline Will on February 14, 2020 4:50 PM


Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--As Protests Over School Spending Ramp Up, Report Blasts States' Formulas

State legislative sessions are in full swing this year and, with governors and legislators deciding what to do with budget surpluses, large coalitions of K-12 advocates have ramped up their efforts to overhaul key components of their states' funding formulas. 


Daarel Burnette II on February 19, 2020 3:21 PM


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