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1-23-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Bad Blood— Sweeney Takes a Stake to Murphy's Agenda

What was behind Senate President's Fox News bombshell that he plans to block the millionaires tax and possibly dig into the state's entire property-tax structure?

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) appeared on a Fox News Channel show last week and drove a stake through the heart of the major component of Gov. Phil Murphy's legislative agenda.

In response to a question from the show's host, Sweeney at first reiterated his belief that, in light of the federal cap on allowable deductions for state and local taxes, the prudent move for New Jersey would be a delay in considering the governor's proposal to increase taxes on incomes over $1 million.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/01/22/opinion-bad-blood-sweeney-takes-a-stake-to-murphy-s-agenda/

Carl Golden | January 23, 2018

 

Times of Trenton—Op-Ed--Education rebuilds after years of bashing by Gov. Christie | Editorial

The past eight years have been anything but a Garden of Eden for public-school teachers in the Garden State.

They've been scorned and belittled by their governor. They've seen attempts to undermine workplace protections, and concerted efforts to expand charter schools not held to the same standards as their own in terms of transparency and accountability.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/01/education_rebuilds_after_years_of_bashing_by_gov_c.html#incart_river_index

Times of Trenton Editorial Board| Updated Jan 22, 7:10 PM; Posted Jan 22, 7:09 PM

 

Education Week--Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to be more responsive to students’ social, emotional, and developmental needs, and it will now finalize recommendations for how to carry out that vision.

The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development has convened working groups and visited schools around the country that are using strategies around social-emotional learning and student engagement.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/01/23/experts-agree-social-emotional-learning-matters-and-are.html

Evie Blad| January 23, 2018

 


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