2-15-18 Education in the News

NJTV-News (via New Jersey Spotlight)--Call for Action to Protect Children in New Jersey from Lead Poisoning

Thousands of children in Garden State have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood. Advocates say issue is urgent despite high price tag


NJTV News | February 15, 2018


Asbury Park Press--Are school report cards making the grade?

New Jersey recently released its latest public-school ratings, which this year incorporate a new numerical grade summarizing each school’s overall performance. The results, which include some surprisingly low scores and wide variations within individual districts, have already generated controversy and concern. We went straight to the source, the state Department of Education, to get a full rundown of the factors that went into the performance reports and the thinking behind them. James Riddlesperger,  director of the Office of Performance Management for the Department of Education, responded to our questions.


Asbury Park Press Published 1:03 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018 | Updated 1:29 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018


Press of Atlantic City—Op-Ed--Our view: Good higher-ed ideas alone not enough to hold onto millennials

Landing. Dompierre graduated from a vocational school as a graphic designer, became a restaurant waiter, then a costume designer, and now owns an interior design business.

In 2016, the N.J. Business & Industry Association reported the state was losing an alarming number of residents and economic activity to outmigration.

It found, for example, that over a 10-year period, 2 million residents left, reducing the state’s adjusted gross income by $18 billion and jobs by 75,000. They were partly replaced by 1.4 million residents moving in, including 596,000 immigrants from abroad.

The age group leading the exodus was the millennials. Those 18 to 34 had the largest net reduction in the NJBIA study. Updated figures show New Jersey shed 184,000 millennials from 2007 to 2016.


Press of Atlantic City| February 15, 2018