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2-8 and 9-16 Education in the News

NJ SPOTLIGHT - COURT RULES AGAINST PISCATAWAY IN CHARTER-SCHOOL TUITION CHALLENGE…School district argued -- unsuccessfully -- that large budget surpluses at public charter schools should mean lower tuition for enrolled students

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/02/07/court-rules-against-piscataway-in-charter-school-tuition-challenge/

JOHN MOONEY | FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 

The Record - N.J. anti-bullying law draws fresh scrutiny

When a junior at Fair Lawn High School with pro-Palestinian views was accused of bullying after celebrating that a pro-Israeli classmate had stopped following her on Twitter, many believed she was being silenced because of her opinions. Why else, they wondered, would the school want to investigate her?

While it may have been baffling to outsiders, the bullying probe was hardly a surprise in New Jersey, where insults and conflicts, even isolated ones, often result in formal inquiries. 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/n-j-anti-bullying-law-draws-fresh-scrutiny-1.1508225?page=alL

FEBRUARY 8, 2016, 10:01 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016, 7:13 AM

BY HANNAN ADELY

 

NJ SPOTLIGHT - AGENDA: HEARINGS SET ON NEW ACADEMIC STANDARDS, H.S. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS…State Board of Education will hear testimony on revised state standards and proposal for new PARCC exit test  ‘The State Board’s monthly meeting will be highlighted by public hearings in the afternoon on two of the hottest topics of the year: the Christie administration’s revisions to the Common Core State Standards and new high-school graduation testing requirements scheduled to take effect in 2021.The board will also hear from the leaders of two of its state-run districts, Jersey City and Paterson, and will consider a resolution to loosen at least some of its controls in Paterson.And it will get updates on the release of the latest PARCC scores, as well as new recommendations for revising the state’s anti-bullying law…’

BOARD AGENDA          STATE ASSESSMENT REPORT

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/02/08/agenda-public-hearings-set-on-new-academic-standards-h-s-diploma-requirements/\/

 

JOHN MOONEY | FEBRUARY 9, 2016

 

NJ SPOTLIGHT - DEMOCRATS UNVEIL BILLS ALLOCATING MILLIONS FOR EXPANSION OF PRESCHOOL

Expansion of early childhood programs among legislative priorities set by party leaders  ‘The first bills calling for expansion of preschool in the state – a priority for New Jersey’s Democratic leadership -- were filed last week in both Senate and Assembly…’

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/02/08/democrats-unveil-bills-allocating-millions-for-expansion-of-preschool/?utm_source=NJ+Spotlight++Master+List&utm_campaign=09a6b399ff-Daily_Digest2_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d26f473a7-09a6b399ff-398607065#

 

JOHN MOONEY | FEBRUARY 9, 2016


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