|5-10-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Rough Ride for Education Official as She Pitches Community College Aid Plan
Members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s own party raise tough questions about his proposal for tuition-free community college in New Jersey
Gov. Phil Murphy’s call for tuition-free community college in New Jersey appears to be in some trouble among lawmakers, including from his own party.
Several members of the Assembly Budget Committee peppered the acting Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis with tough questions about the free community college proposal, which is a cornerstone of Murphy’s broader economic agenda, during a lengthy hearing in Trenton yesterday.
John Reitmeyer | May 10, 2018
Star Ledger--These are N.J.'s top 23 high schools, as rated by U.S. News
Twenty three of America's top 500 public high schools are in New Jersey, including five that rank among the top 100, according to a new ranking.
U.S. News and World Report on Wednesday released its annual Best High Schools list, one of the most prominent national school rankings.
Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media| Posted May 09, 2018 at 07:43 AM | Updated May 09, 2018 at 04:26 PM
Press of Atlantic City: Op-Ed--Our view: Safeguards, awareness continue NJ progress on youth concussions
With the sound of hockey pucks thudding off the plexiglass surrounding the rink, the group of physical therapists and experts taught parents the warning signs of a brain injury and demonstrated what to look for — dizziness, headache, vision problems, unconsciousness, fatigue, poor balance, light sensitivity, disorientation and nausea. They also demonstrated the benefits of pre-injury “baseline” tests for athletes as a way to track their recovery better, so that injured athletes don’t return too quickly to the ice or field.
The demonstrations and lessons were a sobering reminder that, for all that is positive about youth sports — the confidence it builds, its health benefits and the qualities it instills in our children — there are long-term dangers if we don’t improve our awareness and response to concussions.
Press of Atlantic City| May 10, 2018
Education Week--Too Much Help From Mom Might Backfire, Study Suggests
Parent support can help keep students on track academically, but a new international study suggests a light touch can be more helpful for students in the long run.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväskylä tracked 365 students who were participating in the longitudinal First Steps study, which followed 1,800 students born in 2000 through elementary and secondary school. As part of the study, the researchers analyzed children's and their mothers' interactions around homework in relation to the children's academic progress from grades 2 to 4. The study focused on mothers rather than fathers.
They found that overall, children benefitted from their mothers helping with homework, but the type of help mattered.
Sarah D. Sparks on May 8, 2018 2:07 PM
Garden State Coalition of Schools