|3-30-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Pleas for Increases in State Aid as Murphy’s Budget Gets Its First Close-Up
ALS patient appeals for more assistance while it’s clear school funding will once again be the crux of the matter for lawmakers
Burlington County resident John Russo, with some assistance from his wife, Loretta, leaned into a microphone yesterday and urged lawmakers to boost a state grant that helps family members care for people like him who suffer from the debilitating neurogenerative disease ALS.
Russo’s plea for more funding was one of many during yesterday’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing in the State House.
John Reitmeyer | March 29, 2018
Education Week--Amid Concerns About School Security, Federal Data Show Schools Have Actually Gotten Safer
U.S. schools have significantly increased security measures and preparation for events like school shootings in the last 20 years, the newest federal data show.
Meanwhile, rates of student victimization at school have continued to decline, fewer students have brought weapons to school, and fewer students report fear of harm in school, according to a report released Thursday.
Fewer students report having access to an unlocked gun in the most recent data, and, contrary to popular perception, rates of violent deaths at school have not trended significantly upward in recent years.
"Our nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning free of crime and violence," says Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2017, an annual report released by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. "Any instance of crime or violence at school not only aﬀects the individuals involved but also may disrupt the educational process and aﬀect bystanders, the school itself, and the surrounding community."
Evie Blad on March 29, 2018 12:00 AM
Garden State Coalition of Schools