1-4-18 Education in the News

Asbury Park Press--NJSIAA fears legislation would lead to HS ‘all-star teams’

An NJSIAA news release imploring member schools to contact state lawmakers in an attempt to thwart legislation the athletic association believes will give districts a “green light” to create “all-star teams” while simultaneously “limiting playing opportunities” is expected to have no impact on the bills’ passage.

“I suspect it passes with big numbers,” said Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, chair of the appropriations committee, which moved a bill that would allow schools within the same district to merge undermanned teams for any sport at the varsity level without NJSIAA oversight or review.

The bill would allow public high schools of any group classification in the same district to enter into a cooperative program for any sport should they experience difficulty fielding athletic teams because of declining participation numbers, financial constraints or safety concerns.


Greg Tufaro, Central Jersey Courier News and Home News Tribune Published 10:20 p.m. ET Jan. 3, 2018 | Updated 10:22 p.m. ET Jan. 3, 2018


The Atlantic--9 Charts That Show What Education in America Is Like in 2017

Compelling visuals on the key issues of the past year


As trends in education ebb and flow, it gets hard to keep track of the current state of things. Visuals can clarify what’s changed over the past year and what has stayed the same. As 2017 comes to a close, we’ve compiled some graphs and charts that help contextualize the year in education issues.



Isabel Fattal| Dec 29, 2017


Education Week--U.S. Judge Bars District Policy Against Kneeling During National Anthem

A federal district judge has granted a preliminary injunction blocking a California school district's rules requiring students to stand during the National Anthem at sporting events.