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3-5-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--State Releases Latest Performance Figures for High School Graduation

Graduation rates still top 90%, but only half of students are earning diplomas by passing both language and arts tests — others follow alternative routes


John Mooney | March 5, 2020 | Education


Star Ledger--N.J. will fix school funding error that cost district $2M

New Jersey miscalculated one school district’s proposed state funding, but will fix the $2 million error, Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet said Wednesday.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 04, 2020; Posted Mar 04, 2020


NY Times--Education Dept. Reverses Plan to Cut Rural School Funding

The reversal, which followed a bipartisan backlash, will last for only a year unless Congress permanently changes the program’s eligibility requirements.

WASHINGTON — Facing a bipartisan backlash led by Republican lawmakers, the Trump administration is backing off a bookkeeping change that would have drastically cut federal funds for rural schools — at least for a year.

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, will allow states to more easily qualify for funding under the Rural and Low-Income School Program, after hundreds of districts faced cuts when the department abruptly began using eligibility requirements it had not enforced in 17 years.


Erica L. Green| March 4, 2020


Education Week--How Teachers Are Talking to Students About the Coronavirus

At the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School in Detroit, DaJuanna Travier’s 5th graders can raise any topic on their minds during their Friday restorative discussion circles.

This past week, they wanted to talk about the coronavirus.


Sarah Schwartz| March 3, 2020


Chalkbeat--Racially integrated high schools often conceal segregated classes, new study shows

A truly integrated high school is hard to find.


Matt Barnum| March 4, 2020


The Hechinger Report--More schools are adding pre-K classrooms. But do principals know how to support them?

Report finds most principals lack knowledge of early ed


Jackie Mader| March 5, 2020


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