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9-10-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Governor Marks Milestone for Arts Education in NJ

Murphy says New Jersey is only state with universal access in schools to art programs

During his year and a half in office, Gov. Phil Murphy has pushed hard on the education component of his agenda. Most often, his call has been for greater emphasis on science and math.

But it was another side of the first-term chief executive that was on display during a stop Monday at Paramus High School.


Michael Aron | NJTV News | September 10, 2019



StarLedger--NJ just reached this education milestone, Murphy says

All public schools in New Jersey are now offering students access to an arts education, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.

It’s a development that state and education officials are touting as an “historic milestone," saying New Jersey is the first state in the nation offering such access at every school.


Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com|


Education Week--In Battle Against Bullies, Some Schools Target Parents

At a meeting last fall, some parents pleaded with members of the Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., school board to do something about bullying their children had faced. They complained that the district's bullying policy was too vague and that students who harass their peers were being let off the hook.


Héctor Alejandro Arzate| September 3, 2019


Politics K-12 (Education Week)--Parents Say They Want More School Data. Teachers Say They Need More Time to Use it

A new poll finds parents value more granular education data, and that most support schools sharing student-level academic data with other organizations that work with children, such as tutoring groups and other public agencies.


Evie Blad on September 10, 2019 12:01 AM


Chalkbeat--‘The system really is unfair’: Paul Tough talks test prep, college admissions, and his new book

Paul Tough is equal parts hopeful and disheartened.

The journalist known for “How Children Succeed” spent the last few years examining the American college landscape. His findings are the focus of his new book, “The Years That Matter Most.”

Those findings are complicated — and sometimes contradictory. On the one hand, Tough highlights individuals and organizations working to improve college access and support for the low-income, first generation students he profiles, like KiKi Gilbert at Princeton and Ivonne Martinez at the University of Texas. 


Jackie Schechter| September 9, 2019



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