|5-15-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Not Too Soon to Call the Murphy Agenda a Failure
A new budget must be ratified in six weeks, and there’s already talk of government shutdown — with the governor’s own party controlling the Legislature
It’s the middle of May, the weather has turned pleasant, trees are in full leaf, patio furniture has reappeared, backyard pools have been uncovered, and Gov. Phil Murphy’s legislative agenda is in shambles.
Carl Golden | May 15, 2018
Associated Press (via Philadelphia Inquirer)-- Study: Nearly all teachers spend own money on school needs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers.
The findings by the National Center of Education Statistics released Tuesday come as teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms to protest low pay and demand pay raises. Helping teachers pay for class supplies was a key demand during the Arizona teachers' strike.
MARIA DANILOVA, The Associated Press| Updated: May 14, 2018 — 11:03 PM EDT
Education Week--Decades After Brown v. Board, Unequal Class Offerings Remain a Problem
Statistically speaking, it's no secret that students of color often have less access to high-level academic courses than do their peers in majority-white schools. But the full extent of some of those disparities is vividly sketched out in a new report by the Journey for Justice Alliance.
The report, released this week to mark the 64th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, compares course offerings in high schools serving a majority of black or brown students with the curricular choices in schools enrolling majority-white students within the same district or in nearby suburbs. The analysis found that in each of the 12 school pairings, the majority-white schools offered more academic and cultural enrichment opportunities.
Sasha Jones| May 14, 2018 12:09 PM
Garden State Coalition of Schools