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12-12-17 Education in the News

Star Ledger--Assembly speaker-elect: We can make N.J. the new Silicon Valley | Opinion

They all came from the same place -- the transistors that powered radio to the digital cellular that powers our smartphones, fiber optics to LCD technology, groundbreaking computer programming language to the now ever-present barcoding.

Surely these historic technological breakthroughs came from Silicon Valley, right?

No.

They were all born right here in New Jersey.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/12/assembly_speaker-elect_we_can_make_nj_the_new_sili.html#incart_river_index

 

Star-Ledger Guest Columnist Craig Coughlin| Updated Dec 11, 3:48 PM; Posted Dec 11, 3:38 PM

 

Asbury Park Press--Are you happy with your kids’ schools?

New Jersey has a reputation for having one of the best public school systems in the nation. Is it warranted? Do most parents concur with that assessment? In an informal Polldaddy.com survey, we sought to find out whether their experiences regarding their children’s schools were largely positive, negative or somewhere in between.

We posed 11 questions relating to curriculum, the school environment, responsiveness of teachers and administrators, availability of extracurricular activities, after-school help, and more.

http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/12/10/parent-satisfaction-schools-survey-polldaddy-nj/108484622/

Randy Bergmann, @appopinion Published 11:39 a.m. ET Dec. 10, 2017 | Updated 11:44 a.m. ET Dec. 10, 2017

 

NY Times--A Nation Answers a Sobbing Boy’s Plea: ‘Why Do They Bully?’

When Kimberly Jones picked up her son, Keaton, from school in the Knoxville, Tenn., area last week, he asked her to record a video of him in the car.

Keaton was going home early — not for the first time, Ms. Jones said — because he was afraid to have lunch at school. Classmates, he told his mother, had poured milk on him and stuffed ham in his clothes.

“They make fun of my nose,” he said in the video, which Ms. Jones posted on Facebook on Friday with a plea for parents to talk to their children about bullying. “They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/bullying-video-keaton-jones.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

MAGGIE ASTOR| DEC. 11, 2017

 

Education Week--Proposed Higher-Ed Revamp Could Shake Up Student Aid, Teacher Prep

A long-awaited bill to overhaul the nation's higher education law would change how students obtain federal student aid, place new limits on that financial aid, and eliminate current federal language governing teacher preparation, among other notable shifts.

The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform, or PROSPER, Act was introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the chairwoman of the House education committee, and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., the chairman of the subcommittee for higher education.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/12/13/proposed-higher-ed-revamp-could-shake-up-student.html

Andrew Ujifusa| December 8, 2017

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