|12-29-15 Education and Related Issues in the News|
Star Ledger - PARCC results: How it went in N.J.'s 2nd largest district
by Laura Herzog, December 28, 2015
‘…Despite the issues of poverty facing many students in her district, Lyles told NJ Advance Media she believes PARCC scores can improve in future years.
"I believe very strongly that our students can achieve. We just have to work very 'smart.' We see places where it works with high poverty rates, with high (numbers of) students of color," she said, holding herself as an example of a black student from a high-poverty background who made it. "I cannot give up on a single child." ‘
The Record - N.J. education chief overturns public, non-public sports split
DECEMBER 28, 2015, 5:38 PM LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015, 7:43 AM
BY GREGORY SCHUTTA STAFF WRITER |
'Years of debate. Months of meetings. Weeks of hand-wringing. And in the end, athletes, coaches and officials of New Jersey high school sports find themselves right back where they started...'
NY Times, NYRegion – New Jersey School District Eases Pressures on Students, Baring Ethnic Divide
By Kyle Spencer, December 25, 2015, NY Region
Garden State Coalition of Schools