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3-29-16 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Democrats Demand Immediate Lead Testing for Water in All NJ Schools...Money to update water infrastructure -- estimated at $20 million -- would be siphoned from state Clean Energy Fund '...State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Sens. Ronald Rice and Teresa Ruiz (both D-Essex) yesterday further detailed their position, calling for immediate lead testing in all schools -- public and private -- and twice a year thereafter.The proposal calls for $3 million a year in state money for testing, plus $20 million from the Clean Energy Fund that would be available for districts to install and update filters...'

Star Ledger--5 ways PARCC testing will be different this year...What you need to know about the PARCC test scores It's almost time for New Jersey students to take their annual state exams again. While the standardized tests will be the same the — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams — some aspects of the testing experience have changed...' Here are five ways PARCC testing will be different in 2016...'

The Record--Clifton school board member: limit students allowed to attend county tech school 'A Clifton School Board member is working on a proposal to cap the number of students local districts send to the Passaic County Technical Institute, arguing that the tuition cost for the vocational high school is significantly higher for the district than it would be to keep the students in Clifton...'

NJ Spotlight--Democrats Demand Immediate Lead Testing for Water in All NJ Schools

Money to update water infrastructure -- estimated at $20 million -- would be siphoned from state Clean Energy Fund

The state Senate’s Democratic leadership continues to press for statewide testing for lead in the drinking water of all schools, saying it would tap the Clean Energy Fund to help protect students.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Sens. Ronald Rice and Teresa Ruiz (both D-Essex) yesterday further detailed their position, calling for immediate lead testing in all schools -- public and private -- and twice a year thereafter.

The proposal calls for $3 million a year in state money for testing, plus $20 million from the Clean Energy Fund that would be available for districts to install and update filters.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/03/28/democrats-demand-immediate-lead-testing-for-water-in-all-nj-schools/

John Mooney | March 29, 2016

 

Star Ledger--5 ways PARCC testing will be different this year

What you need to know about the PARCC test scores

It's almost time for New Jersey students to take their annual state exams again.

While the standardized tests will be the same the — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams — some aspects of the testing experience have changed. 

Here are five ways PARCC testing will be different in 2016: 

http://www.nj.com/education/2016/03/5_ways_parcc_testing_will_be_different_in_2016.html#incart_river_index

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| March 28, 2016 at 8:03 AM, updated March 28, 2016 at 8:13 AM

 

The Record--Clifton school board member: limit students allowed to attend county tech school

A Clifton School Board member is working on a proposal to cap the number of students local districts send to the Passaic County Technical Institute, arguing that the tuition cost for the vocational high school is significantly higher for the district than it would be to keep the students in Clifton.

Trustee Jim Daley said the proposal could come in the form of a cap on the amount of students opting to attend the county high school in Wayne or on how much money districts would have to set aside in their budgets.

“My overall issue is, if any school has carte blanche and we have to pay whatever they’re charging, that hurts students in our own district,” Daley said in an interview Monday. “The way it’s set up now, the technical school in Passaic County has more say on how to spend money on its kids than we have in our own district. There’s a basic inequity in that, to say the least.”

http://www.northjersey.com/news/clifton-school-board-member-limit-students-allowed-to-attend-county-tech-school-1.1534482

BY JEFF GREEN| STAFF WRITER, THE RECORD| MARCH 28, 2016


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