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9-13-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Governor creates task force to study vaping regulation

Announcement comes amid concerns about severe respiratory illness among e-cigarette users, including three cases in New Jersey


Michael Aron | NJTV News | September 13, 2019



The Atlantic--The Myth of the Wealthy Welder

Is a lucrative college-free job too good to be true?

A few years ago, a strange phenomenon began to appear in polls that asked Americans for their opinions about higher education: People’s responses suddenly started to diverge along partisan lines. Democrats have continued to describe higher education as a mostly positive force in American life, but Republicans’ opinions of college, beginning around 2015, took a sharp turn toward the negative.


Paul Tough| September 13, 2019



Chalkbeat--How the Democratic candidates talked about charter schools and school segregation in Thursday night’s debate

The leading Democratic candidates for president took on some hot-button issues in education during Thursday night’s debate, and illustrated the divide in how they think and talk about charter schools.


Kalyn Belsha, Matt Barnum| September 12, 2019



The Hechinger Report--What makes education innovation succeed?

An education nonprofit argues it comes down to five conditions

What does it take to make educational innovation succeed? Schools are constantly trying new things to improve student outcomes. Sometimes they work; sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they get a strong start, but too often they peter out.

Transcend, a nonprofit that advises educators in the process of transforming their schools, has been testing and refining what it takes to achieve sustainable change, and just published a list of the five conditions it believes are necessary for innovation to flourish: conviction, clarity, capacity, coalition and culture.


Tara García Mathewson| September 12, 2019


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