5-3-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Paterson Starts on Long Road Back to Local Control

More than two decades after the takeover, state starts to review how it makes these critical decisions

Starting in the late 1980s, New Jersey’s takeovers of its most troubled school districts made it a national pioneer in state intervention in local public education.

After more than 20 years of arguably mixed results, the end of these same state takeovers is going out more humbly.


John Mooney | May 3, 2018


NJ Spotlight--How One University Is Luring Top Honors Students with Social Justice

To revitalize its home city, Rutgers University-Newark has started an honors program that looks beyond test scores to students’ commitment to equality and social change


Matt Krupnick | The Hechinger Report | May 3, 2018


NY Times--Teacher Pay Is So Low in Some U.S. School Districts That They’re Recruiting Overseas

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The latest wave of foreign workers sweeping into American jobs brought Donato Soberano from the Philippines to Arizona two years ago. He had to pay thousands of dollars to a job broker and lived for a time in an apartment with five other Filipino workers. The lure is the pay — 10 times more than what he made doing the same work back home.


Dana Goldstein| May 2, 2018


Education Week--Where School Employees Can't Afford Housing, Some Districts Try to Help

In some of the nation's hottest real estate markets, school districts are trying new tactics to help employees cover the spiraling costs of renting or buying a home.


Denisa R. Superville| April 30, 2018


Education Week--Is Curiosity as Good at Predicting Children's Reading, Math Success as Self-Control? Study Says Yes

Ever since the landmark "marshmallow test" highlighted the importance of early self-control in later achievement, educators have worked to find ways to build self-regulation among young children. But a new study in the journal Pediatric Research suggests boosting children's natural curiosity may be equally crucial to their long-term learning.


Sarah D. Sparks on May 1, 2018 3:06 PM