|9-7-17 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Business Leaders Say Find Fixes for NJ’s Financial Woes Before It’s Too Late
Pointing to recent lack of substantive legislation, members of business community argue that high taxes and underfunded pension system aren’t taking a summer break
New Jersey’s business leaders are concerned the state is approaching a crisis point precipitated by its notoriously high taxes and severely underfunded public-employee pension system. And they want to help lead a statewide discussion of possible fixes that could be enacted before it’s too late.
John Reitmeyer | September 7, 2017
Star Ledger--New Jersey's 20 most expensive private schools
LAWRENCEVILLE — Most people don't often think about the cost of their public schools until it comes time to pay their property taxes. Parents of private school students are reminded whenever it's time to cut a tuition check, and there are some pretty expensive schools in New Jersey, where for years the Lawrenceville School had the highest tuition in the country.
Carole Everett, executive director of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, said several factors determined tuition: payroll costs for highly qualified and ample faculty and staff needed to offer a broad range of academic and athletic programs and to maintain academic excellence, small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratios; acquisition and maintenance of attractive campuses and state-of-the-art facilities and technology; and a wide array of services, including often round-the-clock security.
Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted September 07, 2017 at 07:00 AM | Updated September 07, 2017 at 07:12 AM
Trenton Times—Editorial--Why all parents need to know the dangers of #Roastme
You may not have heard of the latest and one of the cruelest forms of cyberbullying taking aim at middle schoolers as the new semester begins, but chances are you will soon enough.
Times of Trenton Editorial Board|Updated on September 6, 2017 at 7:20 PM Posted on September 6, 2017 at 7:19 PM
NY Times--Who Benefits From the
Expansion of A.P. Classes?
Millions of federal and state dollars are spent each year on increasing the number of Advanced Placement classes in low-income majority black and Latino high schools. Is this a benefit to the students or a payday for the testing company?
ALINA TUGEND| SEPT. 7, 2017
NY Times--It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know What Apps Your Children Are Using?
Alexander Graham Bell didn’t expect his telephone to be widely used for prank calls. And Steve Jobs was chary of children using his iThings.
But social media apps are appendages for tweens and teens. It’s one way they earn social currency. Below, a guide to what parents will (or should) be anxiously monitoring during this busy back-to-school season
By HAYLEY KRISCHER| SEPT. 6, 2017
Washington Post-- Democrats list 29 ways they say Betsy DeVos is hurting public education
As kids head back to school for the 2017-2018 school year, the Democratic National Committee is issuing an unusual memo listing 29 ways that it says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is harming public education.
Titled “Back to School: The Many Ways Secretary DeVos Has Hurt Students, Teachers and Parents,” the memo says DeVos and President Trump have moved to promote their agenda of school choice, or alternatives to public education, by, among other things, proposing big cuts in the Education Department’s budget that would eliminate child care as well as special education and teacher training programs, and rolling back civil rights protections and investigations at schools.
By Valerie Strauss September 6 at 11:36 AM