|2-23-16 Education in the News|
The Record: Public school tuition...Parents sending their children to public schools should not receive a tuition bill for basic education, but in Wayne that may happen…’
FEBRUARY 23, 2016 LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 7:34 AM
Star Ledger - How parents with kids in N.J.'s urban schools can lift their communities-Opinion
‘For many black families, especially those living in communities with high levels of poverty and low academic achievement, ensuring their children have access to the best schools and teachers can often be stymied by historical, institutional, and cultural barriers…We know many of our schools are operating with limited and finite resources. That's why the community is here with advocacy organizations, like BAEO and others that want to assist in these areas. Use them!
Remember, parents who are engaged by educators are likely to be more active in their child's education, and this will ultimately translate to more successful outcomes and higher academic achievement.’
Shanell Dunns is the deputy state director for the New Jersey Black Alliance for Educational Options. She lives in Newark, N.J.
Point Pleasant Patch -See Which N.J. School Districts Got Most - And Least - Money In 2017 Christie Budget…More than just N.J.'s poor areas get the lion's share of state aid from Gov. Chris Christie's proposed 2017 budget. All districts here… How much did your school district get?... The Christie Administration released state school-aid figures for fiscal year 2017 that show an increase for (almost) every one of the state’s 576 districts (see all aid figures listed below, town-by-town, from largest to smallest amount).
By TOM DAVIS (Patch Staff) - February 22, 2016 11:48 am ET
Garden State Coalition of Schools