|8-9-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--[Distribution And Use Of Naloxone Rise in NJ And Across Nation
Various data sources make it clear that easy access to the overdose antidote is critical in preventing opioid deaths
New Jersey has worked for years to expand access to naloxone, including holding in June what officials believe is the nation’s largest single-day give-away of the opioid-overdose reversal agent.
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2019
Star Ledger--Backpacks banned from N.J school’s halls for kids’ safety
Students in one New Jersey high school won’t be allowed to carry backpacks in the hallways this year unless they are clear, a new procedure that is just one of several security changes for the upcoming school year.
Brianna Kudisch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Aug 8, 12:24 PM; Posted Aug 8,
Star Ledger--The 25 N.J. school districts where teachers get paid the most money
Experience. Education. Staff size. Cost of living.
It all factors into a school district’s median teacher salary, and that number can look a whole lot different depending on where you work.
Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Aug 8, 4:49 PM; Posted Aug 8, 8:12 AM
Education Week--'Anywhere I Go, I Feel Threatened': Schools Encounter Latino Students' Fears in Shooting Aftermath
Another wave of mass shootings. Thirty-five people killed in three separate gun rampages. And a resurgence in racist rhetoric that prompted the deadliest of the attacks, in El Paso, Texas.
Stephen Sawchuk, Denisa R. Superville & Héctor Alejandro Arzate| August 6, 2019
Edutopia--Using Scientific Pedagogy to Teach History
Employing the scientific method in history instruction can improve comprehension and engagement.
At the start of each school year, I ask my students, “Why do we study history?” The response is usually something like “So we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.” Understanding the ethical, political, and social complexities of historical events is what helps us as a society to make better decisions in the present. But how do we promote this type of real-world learning in our classrooms? Using historical inquiry, much like the scientific method, can improve comprehension and engagement.
Shana Barnett| July 31, 2019