8-22-19 Education in the News

Jersey Journal--Appellate court strikes down Jersey City school district’s deal to pay union reps’ salaries

The Jersey City school district cannot use taxpayer funds to pay the salaries of teachers’ union representatives, a three-judge appellate court panel said Wednesday in a ruling that is expected to have a ripple effect across the state.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/08/appellate-court-strikes-down-jersey-city-school-districts-deal-to-pay-union-reps-salaries.html

Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal| Posted Aug 21, 6:26 PM

 

 

Education Week--'Nobody Learns It in a Day': Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

With little to guide them, schools scramble to create learning environments for students in chronic stress

Bethlehem, N.H.

There's never been a clearer scientific picture of the ways damaging experiences and intense, chronic stress can hurt a child's ability to learn in school. But for many schools, the picture of what trauma-sensitive schooling looks like in practice is still developing.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/08/21/nobody-learns-it-in-a-day-creating.html

Sarah D. Sparks| August 20, 2019

 

 

Education Dive--Report: More states setting higher 'proficiency' standards on assessments

But some education leaders argue the term continues to create confusion.

The gap is narrowing between what states consider proficiency in math and reading — and the standards set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), according to a new “mapping” study released Wednesday by the National Center for E