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5-4-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Interactive Map: Diversity Remains Elusive for NJ Schools and Districts

Despite efforts to encourage integration, state’s public school system continues to be among the most segregated in the nation


Colleen O'Dea | May 4, 2018


Star Ledger--The governor promised to get rid of PARCC. So why isn't it going away?

Almost a year before he was elected governor, Phil Murphy sat before an audience full of teachers and made a promise: He would "scrap PARCC Day 1."

Vote for him, in other words, and the most controversial standardized tests in New Jersey history would soon be nothing but a bad memory. 


Adam Clark| Updated May 3, 11:42 AM; Posted May 3, 8:22 AM


The Record--State lawmakers question Denville leaders on school security

DENVILLE — State lawmakers have noticed steps taken by the Denville police and the Denville School District to address school security. 

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey invited Denville Police Chief Christopher Wagner and Denville Schools Superintendent Steven Forte to speak to lawmakers in Trenton. 

Gene Myers, Staff Writer, @myersgene Published 3:49 p.m. ET May 3, 2018 | Updated 5:58 a.m. ET May 4, 2018


Princeton Packet--Survey of students at four high school finds almost 21 percent report vaping

A survey of high school students in Princeton found that nearly 21 percent of them said they vape and that most do so with nicotine, a substitute for regular smoking that one expert said on April 30 is a “gateway” to using tobacco products.

The Corner House Student Board, a group of students from the four public and private high schools in Princeton, recently surveyed their peers at Princeton High School, Stuart Country Day School, the Hun School and Princeton Day School.


Phillip Sean Curran, Staff Writer| May 3, 2018 Updated 9 min ago


Education Week--Educators Battle Fortnite for Students' Attention

When kids open the wildly popular video game Fortnite, they might see a message that says “Mr. Hillman says stop playing in class.”

The message was integrated by the maker of the game in late March after a teacher, a.k.a. Mr. Hillman, complained on the internet discussion forum Reddit that his students would not stop playing it in class.


Sarah Schwartz| May 3, 2018


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