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1-5-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Changing the Culture of Sexual Harassment, Starting in Middle School

Students in health class need to learn about more than drugs, good habits, and sexual behaviors, they need to learn how to treat one another

In the past two months, our country has been shocked by numerous high-profile cases of sexual harassment and assault in Congress, the entertainment industry, the press, and other workplaces. As these stories have come to light, I, a student, was initially unable to understand exactly why this happens. Why do (predominantly) men in positions of power impose their dominance over their subordinates? Why do they think it is acceptable for them to do this? Where does all of this behavior start? What is the root cause of this behavior?


Karan Chauhan | January 5, 2018


Star Ledger--WATCH: School music videos give snow day the warmest welcome


NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

What's a snow day -- or even a delayed opening -- without the requisite snow day announcement hosted by your school principal or superintendent? 

While some schools kept it traditional with a phone call informing parents of their wintry verdicts (or spiced up the call with a snazzy song parody), other school administrators used the deluge of snow on Thursday to score some bomb cyclone points with students, teacher and parents on social media. 


Amy Kuperinsky| Updated Jan 4, 6:41 PM; Posted Jan 4, 6:17 PM


The Record--Cooper: NJSIAA should see bills as opportunity to evolve

The Paterson Ghost Knights? The Pascack Valley Regional Raiders?

Snow shuttered the New Jersey legislature Thursday, but on the docket Sunday are a pair of bills, A5254 and S3447, that could reshape high school athletics forever.

This being New Jersey, of course, it seems like it’s a situation where the intentions are good, but mixed in with politics and reprisals. High school sports need to adapt in New Jersey, but these bills would likely cause unforeseen consequences and do more harm than good.

Critics of the bills say it shouldn’t be up to the state Assembly to make policy for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Proponents of the bill are seeking to broaden the opportunity for participation in multiple sports.

These bills take straight aim at the NJSIAA, right at the time where its own leadership is changing. New executive director Larry White’s first day was Jan. 1.


Darren Cooper, Local Sports Columnist, @VarsityAces Published 5:07 p.m. ET Jan. 4, 2018 | Updated 6:11 p.m. ET Jan. 4, 2018


Education Week--As End of DACA Looms, an 'Anxious Time' for Immigrant Educators and Students

As the deadline for the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals nears, each week hundreds of young people who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents are losing the permits that allow them to legally work and stay in the country.

While leaders in Congress have vowed to find a fix, a concrete plan still hasn’t materialized—and some immigration advocates are beginning to worry that nothing will happen before the March 5 cutoff.


Corey Mitchell| January 4, 2018


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