10-25-18 Education in the News

Star Ledger--Which N.J. schools have the best test scores? See how yours ranks

PARCC testing might be on the way out in New Jersey, but that doesn't mean the scores don't count for anything. 

The state last week released the latest test scores for every public school, results that will be used in New Jersey's new school rating system and some teachers' performance reviews


Adam Clark and Erin Petenko| Updated Oct 24, 8:19 AM; Posted Oct 24, 8:08 AM


Press of Atlantic City--$4.5M grant program to expand apprenticeships in New Jersey

TRENTON — Hoping to build a qualified workforce to take on the jobs of the 21st Century, the state administration announced $4.5 million in grant funding to expand apprenticeship opportunities.


CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer| October 24, 2018


Washington Post--The Triumph of Advanced Placement

How Trevor Packer made AP a powerful — and controversial — force in American education

One night in May 1986, Trevor Packer’s mother received a phone call from his high school principal. The boy had failed to sign up for the college-level Advanced Placement European history exam the next day, and the principal wondered why he wasn’t going to take it.


Jay Mathews| October 23, 2018


Education Week--How History Class Divides Us

Americans are increasingly polarized and public distrust in government is at record levels. What if the inability of Americans to agree on our shared history—and the right way to teach it—is a cause of our current polarization rather than a symptom?


Stephen Sawchuk|October 23, 2018