|9-26-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Amid National Measles Outbreak, More NJ Students Opt Out of Vaccines
Doctors in New Jersey dismayed to see eradicated viruses making an unwanted return across the United States
With more than 1,200 cases of measles in the United States as of mid-August, New Jersey doctors are dismayed to see previously eradicated viruses making a comeback across the country. They believe it corresponds with an uptick in the number of families opting out of regulated childhood vaccines.
NJ Spotlight--E-Cigarette Task Force Hears Competing Views at Packed Hearing
After nationwide outbreak of lung disease among vapers, increased interest in vaping’s effects reflected in big turnout at public hearing in Trenton
With the clock ticking on its deadline for making recommendations on how the state should regulate vaping products, a special task force created by Gov. Phil Murphy met again Wednesday in Trenton, this time taking comments from the public.
Star Ledger--Voters just OK’d spending $164M on these 8 school construction projects
Voters approved eight of the nine school bond referendums in New Jersey on Tuesday, clearing the way for spending projecting totaling just under $164.4 million.
Proposals that got the go-ahead include a building expansion in Fair Haven for full-day kindergarten, construction of a junior high school in Carteret, and a wide range of infrastructure improvements.
Philadelphia Inquirer--Taking aim at high taxes, N.J. earmarks funds for school district consolidation studies
Michaelle Bond, Updated: September 25, 2019- 5:25 PM
Education Week--Hiring Teachers of Color Is Just the First Step. Here's How to Keep Them
Say you're a principal, and you've been putting a high priority on hiring teachers of color. You recognize the importance of a diverse staff, and you're feeling pretty good because you're making progress. But now you face a whole new set of challenges: How do you keep the teachers of color you've hired?
In a study released Wednesday, teachers offer answers.
Catherine Gewertz on September 25, 2019 12:42 AM
Education Week--Did the Recession Hurt Test Scores? A New Study Says Yes. By a Lot.
Those dramatic budget cuts during the Great Recession that sent waves of layoffs throughout the country significantly hurt academic outcomes for low-income and black children, a new study published by the American Educational Research Association says.
Daarel Burnette II on September 25, 2019 10:48 AM