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4-12-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--After Complaints, Governor Willing to Rework Budget for School Funding?

Acting state Treasurer gives assurance of Murphy’s cooperation in finding remedy, as lawmakers let her know they’ve been taking ‘public fire’ on the issue

After being bombarded with complaints about the way his first state budget would distribute school aid, there are now clear indications that Gov. Phil Murphy is willing to go back to the drawing board with lawmakers.


John Reitmeyer | April 12, 2018


Star Ledger--Top Democrat slams brakes on confirming Phil Murphy's picks to lead education in N.J.

New Jersey's top lawmaker has slammed the brakes on the confirmation of Gov. Phil Murphy's nominees to lead the two state agencies in charge of education and colleges in New Jersey.

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday he's not satisfied with answers that Murphy's picks for state education commissioner and the secretary of higher education gave him as they wait to be confirmed.


  Matt Arco and Brent Johnson| Updated Apr 11, 10:16 PM; Posted Apr 11, 5:38 PM


Star Ledger--N.J. is yanking more and more teachers' licenses. Here's why.

The end of a teaching career comes quickly and without much fanfare in Trenton.

Seventy six times last year the state Board of Examiners sat in a small conference room next to the Delaware River in Trenton and took a quick, usually-unanimous vote before a mostly-empty audience to revoke a teacher's credentials.


Kelly Heyboer| Updated 7:17 AM; Posted 6:08 AM


Star Ledger--Enough, Murphy says, as he signs law to keep N.J. schools from hiring teachers accused of sex abuse

A historic law giving school administrators sweeping new powers to warn other districts about teachers accused of sexual abuse was signed Wednesday by Gov. Phil Murphy.


Adam Clark and Jessica Remo| Updated Apr 11, 7:17 PM; Posted Apr 11, 5:39 PM



Education Week--Treatment of Vulnerable Students Proves a Political Flashpoint in State ESSA Plans

The Every Student Succeeds Act has maintained a core element of its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act, by requiring states to publicize the performance of students of color, children from low-income backgrounds, and others from important demographic groups, not just the overall student population. And although the 2015 law grants states and districts new flexibility in several essential ways, ESSA still requires states to connect the performance of key subgroups to decisions about schools.


Andrew Ujifusa| April 3, 2018




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