11-7-18 Education in the News

New Jersey Spotlight--New Jersey Voters Give Thumbs-Up to $500 Million Ballot Question

Funds will go to expanding career-training facilities at high schools and county colleges, tightening school security, and getting lead out of drinking water at Garden State schools

Voters yesterday narrowly approved incurring $500 million in new debt to pay for a wide range of initiatives aimed at upgrading educational facilities in New Jersey.


Tom Johnson | November 7, 2018


Star Ledger--Election 2018: N.J. voters OK $500 million for school security, water improvements

New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a proposal to borrow $500 million to expand vocational schools and bolster security across K-12 school districts, according to projections from the Associated Press


Samantha Marcus| Updated 2:25 AM; Posted 12:09 AM



Press of Atlantic City--Sandy Hook Promise to train NJ students on gun violence prevention

Thousands of students in 10 school districts in New Jersey will receive training in preventing gun violence from the Sandy Hook Promise organization thanks to a federal grant, the Department of Education announced this week.

Sandy Hook Promise will help train students, educators and school administrators on ways to identify, assess and intervene with those exhibiting at-risk behaviors through its Start With Hello, Say Something and SOS Signs of Suicide programs.


CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer| Oct 22, 2018


Education Week--Beware the Unintended Consequences of the School Safety Movement

Expanded policing and zero tolerance could create a civil rights and public health crisis

Over the past year, students and families across the country have held vigils, hosted rallies, and walked out of school to call attention to gun violence and school safety. Yet, federal and local officials continue to promote ineffective, reactive solutions to safety—such as increasing the presence of school police and security, arming teachers and staff, and removing critical civil rights protections for students through the overreliance on exclusionary school discipline practices.


Thalia González, Alexis Etow, Cesar De La Vega, & Camila Cribb-Fabersunne| November 5, 2018