5-9-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Bond Act for Career and Technical Education Will Secure the Future

Funding for more career and technical education will be a game-changer for workforce development in New Jersey

There is one thing that New Jersey’s public policy leaders all agree on: If our state expects to prosper in the global economy, we need to increase our efforts to create a highly skilled 21st century workforce.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/05/08/op-ed-bond-act-for-career-and-technical-education-will-secure-the-future/

Scott Moffitt | May 9, 2018

 

Associated Press (via Philadelphia Inquirer)--Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

SEATTLE (AP) - Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new methods for kids with trouble learning - an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science.

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/features/high_tech/20180508_ap_b91e89f3e4844f77ac56bd4e95c98dcc.html

SALLY HO, The Associated Press| Updated: May 8, 2018 — 6:49 PM EDT

 

Washington Post—Op-Ed: What ails education? ‘An absence of vision, a failure of will and politics’

We have long benefited from a broad coalition that has advanced bold action to improve America’s education system.

That coalition has waned. It’s time to rebuild it.

Today, education is blessed with bipartisan agreement on what works, and cursed with bipartisan complacency at every level on taking action.

Both sides recognize the need to balance strong federal accountability with local innovation; to support high standards for teachers; and to encourage choice and diversity while keeping public schools as the core focus of national policy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2018/05/09/what-ails-education-an-absence-of-vision-a-failure-of-will-and-politics/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.834d0223dbf3

Arne Duncan and Margaret Spellings May 9 at 6:00 AM