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5-2-18 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ High School Students Focus Energy, Efforts on Registering to Vote Gun-control protests have taught students they have a voice that will be heeded. Now they are funneling their drive into civic engagement New Jersey high school students are working to add their names to the voter rolls this week in a mass effort to increase civic engagement among young people, following their demonstrations in favor of gun control...'

Star Ledger—Op-Ed: #MeToo movement has shown us sexual violence is not a 'women's' issue The #MeToo movement came as a shock to many. Unfortunately, as the silent keeper of "me toos" for 13 years, the surprise for me was not in the number of people affected by sexual violence but rather the number of people ready to talk about it openly...'

Where are your tax dollars going? What's in store for New Jersey schools? Crowded classrooms. Unfilled staff positions. Layoffs. Another year where overdue building repairs are put off once again. This is Brick Township Public Schools, considered by the Department of Education to be wealthy and "overfunded" in terms of state aid. School officials paint a far different picture...'

Education Week--On Social Media, Principals Fight Losing Battle to Keep Up With Students Students' online behavior outside of school is a big worry, survey shows. But most principals don't feel prepared to tackle the challenge. More than half of U.S. school principals say they're extremely concerned about children's use of social media outside of school, but just 14 percent describe themselves as "very prepared" to help students use social media responsibly...'

NJ Spotlight--NJ High School Students Focus Energy, Efforts on Registering to Vote

Gun-control protests have taught students they have a voice that will be heeded. Now they are funneling their drive into civic engagement

New Jersey high school students are working to add their names to the voter rolls this week in a mass effort to increase civic engagement among young people, following their demonstrations in favor of gun control.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/05/01/nj-high-school-students-focus-energy-efforts-on-registering-to-vote/

Carly Sitrin | May 2, 2018

 

Star Ledger—Op-Ed: #MeToo movement has shown us sexual violence is not a 'women's' issue

The #MeToo movement came as a shock to many.

Unfortunately, as the silent keeper of "me toos" for 13 years, the surprise for me was not in the number of people affected by sexual violence but rather the number of people ready to talk about it openly.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/04/sexual_violence_is_not_a_womens_issue_opinion.html#incart_river_index

Brady Root, Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated Apr 30; Posted Apr 30

 

Asbury Park Press--Shore schools: NJ shortchanging us on state aid, and we'll fight for it

Where are your tax dollars going? What's in store for New Jersey schools?

Crowded classrooms. Unfilled staff positions. Layoffs. Another year where overdue building repairs are put off once again.

This is Brick Township Public Schools, considered by the Department of Education to be wealthy and "overfunded" in terms of state aid. School officials paint a far different picture. 

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/2018/05/02/shore-schools-nj-shortchanging-us-state-aid/564440002/

Amanda Oglesby and Shannon Mullen, Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET May 2, 2018

 

Education Week--On Social Media, Principals Fight Losing Battle to Keep Up With Students

Students' online behavior outside of school is a big worry, survey shows. But most principals don't feel prepared to tackle the challenge.

More than half of U.S. school principals say they're extremely concerned about children's use of social media outside of school, but just 14 percent describe themselves as "very prepared" to help students use social media responsibly.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/04/18/on-social-media-principals-fight-losing-battle.html

  Benjamin Herold| April 17, 2018

 


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