1-17-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Profile: The Right Stuff to Take Camden’s Schools to Next Level — and Beyond

Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs already has plans in place to address Camden’s myriad problems — from gang violence to trauma — but she also needs the top spot


Carly Sitrin | January 17, 2019



Education Week--Data: Are We Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success?

The Education Week Research Center's Chance-for-Success Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in each state's education pipeline that—taken together—capture the many factors within and outside of the pre-K-12 education system that contribute to a person's success throughout a lifetime.

The Index is based on 13 distinct factors gauging education-related opportunities in three broad stages of a person's life: early foundations, the school years, and adult outcomes.


Sterling C. Lloyd and Alex Harwin| January 15, 2019



NY Times: As Los Angeles Teachers Strike, 3 Books Chronicle Educators’ Years-Long Fight for Better Working Conditions

More than 30,000 Los Angeles public schoolteachers went on strike on Monday after months of unfruitful negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District. The teachers are asking for higher wages, smaller class sizes and more support staff in schools, including nurses, librarians and guidance counselors. Here are three books on teachers’ historical battle for improved working conditions and one mother’s year navigating the public school system in Los Angeles.


Concepción de León| Jan. 15, 2019