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6-9-17 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Explainer: Decoding NJ’s Budget Babble — a Dictionary of Useful Terms Just in time for budget season, a cornucopia of helpful explanations and abstruse interpretations, from Appropriations Act to zero-based budgeting Given the exciting gubernatorial election and the bizarre reality show now unfolding in Washington, you may not have noticed that New Jersey’s budget process is once again shuffling toward its yearly anticlimax...'

Star Ledger--As 100-day deadline nears, is Christie close to a school funding deal? Stay tuned, N.J. TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie's 100-day challenge to reform New Jersey's school funding ends when the clock strikes midnight Friday morning, but the governor isn't ready to concede that he won't soon strike a deal with the Democrats who control the state Legislature...'

NY Times--The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers Earlier this week, Harvard University revealed that it had rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 students who shared offensive images within what they thought was a private Facebook group chat. The students posted memes and images that mocked minority groups, child abuse, sexual assault and the Holocaust, among other things. It is easy for parents to be left wondering, “What were they thinking?”...'

PBS-- DeVos is Questioned About Campaign to Influence Climate Change Education Four Democratic senators are sharply criticizing a conservative think tank’s efforts to bring climate change skepticism into the nation’s public schools as “industry funded” and “possibly fraudulent” and demanding to know whether federal education officials have been in contact with the group...'

NJ Spotlight--Explainer: Decoding NJ’s Budget Babble — a Dictionary of Useful Terms

Just in time for budget season, a cornucopia of helpful explanations and abstruse interpretations, from Appropriations Act to zero-based budgeting

Given the exciting gubernatorial election and the bizarre reality show now unfolding in Washington, you may not have noticed that New Jersey’s budget process is once again shuffling toward its yearly anticlimax. Nonetheless, sometime this month, Gov. Chris Christie and the legislative leaders will agree on a $35.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 beginning July 1. Just in case you muster the energy to tune in for the thrilling finish, here is a handy dictionary of a few key terms.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/06/08/explainer-decoding-nj-s-budget-babble-a-dictionary-of-useful-terms/

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | June 9, 2017

 

Star Ledger--As 100-day deadline nears, is Christie close to a school funding deal? Stay tuned, N.J.

TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie's 100-day challenge to reform New Jersey's school funding ends when the clock strikes midnight Friday morning, but the governor isn't ready to concede that he won't soon strike a deal with the Democrats who control the state Legislature

http://www.nj.com/education/2017/06/chris_christie_nj_100-day_school_funding_challenge.html#incart_river_index

Adam Clark| Updated on June 8, 2017 at 7:29 PM Posted on June 8, 2017 at 3:07 PM

 

NY Times--The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers

Earlier this week, Harvard University revealed that it had rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 students who shared offensive images within what they thought was a private Facebook group chat. The students posted memes and images that mocked minority groups, child abuse, sexual assault and the Holocaust, among other things.

It is easy for parents to be left wondering, “What were they thinking?”

Over the past few years, memes — usually images or videos with text often meant to be funny or sarcastic in nature — have become one of the most popular ways, along with photos and videos, that youth communicate on social media. While some of that communication can be positive, allowing teenagers to explore their own identity development and find a sense of belonging, it can also get teens in trouble.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/well/family/the-secret-social-media-lives-of-teenagers.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

ANA HOMAYOUN| JUNE 7, 2017

PBS-- DeVos is Questioned About Campaign to Influence Climate Change Education

Four Democratic senators are sharply criticizing a conservative think tank’s efforts to bring climate change skepticism into the nation’s public schools as “industry funded” and “possibly fraudulent” and demanding to know whether federal education officials have been in contact with the group.

The Heartland Institute has been sending books, DVDs and pamphlets to science teachers across the country promoting its stance that climate change is caused by natural phenomena rather than human activities — a view rejected by nearly all climate scientists. Heartland’s campaign to influence how climate science is taught in public schools was first reported by FRONTLINE and The GroundTruth Project in March.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/devos-is-questioned-about-campaign-to-influence-climate-change-education/

by Katie Worth Tow Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships| June 8, 2017

 


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