|5-2-16 Education in the News|
Jersey Journal--N.J. school district apologizes for PARCC error, but parents still have questions
BAYONNE -- The city school district is apologizing for administering the wrong PARCC test to 34 students this week, but some parents are saying they've been left in the dark about what happened.
The testing snafu on Tuesday involved a classroom of students at Nicholas Oresko School being administered the Grade 8 Mathematics Assessment rather than the Algebra I Assessment they were supposed to take.
"The Bayonne School District takes the PARCC Assessment very seriously and apologizes to the parents for the error," Dennis Degnan, the district's Administrator of Assessment, Evaluation and Federal and State Programs said in a statement.
Jonathan Lin| April 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM
The Record-- New Jersey holding hearings to consider later school start times
TRENTON — State education officials this week will launch a series of hearings to discuss whether middle and high school students should start the school day later in the morning.
The Legislature passed a law last year to consider the proposal.
Proponents cited an American Academy of Pediatrics report that recommended that students start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The group says insufficient sleep is "an important public health issue" impacting the students' academic success.
Associated Press| May 1, 2016
Garden State Coalition of Schools