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6-22-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: School-funding changes easily pass Senate and Assembly

But how long will they survive in budget battle with Murphy?

What it is: Led by Democratic majorities, Senate Bill 2 and Assembly Bill 2 easily passed each chamber yesterday, making significant changes over both the short and long term to how and how much New Jersey provides in aid to its public schools.


  John Mooney | June 22, 2018


NJ Spotlight--Push Comes to Shove: Legislature Sends Its 2019 Spending Bill to Murphy

High rhetoric and low expectations as budget deal goes south. Next up: governor’s veto and government shutdown?

A day of high-level negotiations and a surprise court ruling momentarily brightened hopes for a budget deal in Trenton yesterday, but in the end the talks failed to produce agreement. That led lawmakers to follow through on their promise to send Gov. Phil Murphy a legislative spending bill, one that he’s already promised to veto.


John Reitmeyer | June 22, 2018


Star Ledger--How would N.J. school funding revamp affect your school district?

Senate President Stephen Sweeney is making a big push for school funding reform to fix a formula that he says is way out of whack.

Language added to the funding formula that was intended to be temporary has led to some districts getting much more than they’re owed while other districts receive much less.


Samantha Marcus and Carla Astudillo| Posted June 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM | Updated June 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM


NY Times--A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt

No Roman Empire. No Mongols. No ancient Chinese dynasties or early Indian states. And you can forget about the Incan and Aztec empires before the Europeans dropped their anchors.


Julia Jacobs| June 21, 2018


Education Week--Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.

All of those issues require a thoughtful, research-based response, the panelists told the commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, but tackling any single factor




Evie Blad on June 21, 2018 5:15 PM


NPR-- Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist."

That day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, when a 19-year-old former student killed Alyssa Alhadeff and 16 other people, changed many lives.

And it pushed the question of school safety once again to the front and center.


Anya Kamenetz| June 22, 20186:07 AM ET

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