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5-25-18 Education in the News

Star Ledger—Op-Ed: School funding shell game negatively affects low-income districts like mine

Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not an effective or fair way to fund New Jersey's public schools.

Last spring, school districts received their state aid notices, approved their budgets and prepared for the 2017-18 school year. After finalizing their budgets, over 100 districts were told other districts needed more funding so some of their aid would be cut and sent to those other districts.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/05/school_funding_shell_game_negatively_affects_low-i.html#incart_river_index

J. Kenyon Kummings, Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated May 23; Posted May 23

 

Education Week--Calculus Is the Peak of High School Math. Maybe It's Time to Change That

A world drowning in big data requires students who can interpret it, scholars say

For more than 30 years, calculus has been seen as the pinnacle of high school math—essential for careers in the hard sciences, and an explicit or unspoken prerequisite for top-tier colleges.

But now, math and science professionals are beginning to question how helpful current high school calculus courses really are for advanced science fields. The ubiquitous use of data in everything from physics and finance to politics and education is helping to build momentum for a new path in high school math—one emphasizing statistics and data literacy over calculus.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/05/23/calculus-is-the-peak-of-high-school.html

Sarah D. Sparks| May 22, 2018

 


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