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9-30-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Pension Payments: Good News for Local Governments Overshadowed by Latest State Data

Municipal pension contributions will hold steady into 2020, but local-government officials concerned about latest Wall Street report on state pension system


John Reitmeyer | September 30, 2019 | Budget



Star Ledger—Op-Ed: Ending absenteeism is the 1st step in making a difference in children’s lives, group says

As children around the state head back to school this month, it’s important to recognize the crucial link between attendance and student achievement.


Jeffrey M. Vega| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Sep 27, 2019



StarLedger--Did Cary Booker land a $150K state job because of his famous politician brother? Here’s his response.

The brother of U.S. Senator Cory Booker said it’s “not true” family connections helped him land a $150,000 job in New Jersey’s Department of Education even though he led a failed charter school ordered to shut down for poor performance.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Updated Sep 27, 2019; Posted Sep 27, 2019



Education Week—OP-Ed: Do Districts Actually Want Black Male Teachers?

It certainly doesn't seem that way

When it comes to Black male teachers, the question shouldn't be, "Do we need to hire more?" We know Black teachers, both men and women, are vital; they are particularly critical to the education of Black and Brown children. They also enhance the education experiences of White children. The question shouldn't be, "Are there any Black male teachers out there to hire?"


Rann Miller| September 24, 2019




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