11-2-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Ballot Question Shuts Out Most Students from Facilities Funding

Trenton needs to bring all school buildings up to par, not just vo-tech districts that are the primary beneficiaries of proposed $500M bonds

New Jersey should celebrate the strong gains made over the past 15 years to improve the condition of our public-school building infrastructure.

Sparked by a state Supreme Court order, New Jersey stands out in providing state financing to rebuild dilapidated and outmoded schools in poor neighborhoods. We also make state grants to supplement local taxes to maintain and upgrade schools in every district across the state.

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/11/01/op-ed-ballot-question-shuts-out-most-students-from-facilities-funding/

David Sciarra | November 2, 2018

 

NY Times--How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusive

The maker movement started out flashy, bringing 3-D printers into classrooms around the world. Now, it’s about meeting student and community needs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/education/learning/how-makers-make-the-classroom-more-inclusive.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

Melina Delkic| Nov. 1, 2018

 

Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed: Back NJ Bond Vote—Gopal and Oroho

Last year in New Jersey alone, 17,000 applicants were turned away from county vo-tech programs because there wasn’t any room for them in the schools.