3-11-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Interactive Map: 2018 Graduation Rate, NJís Best in Recent Years

The rate rose for almost every category of graduate. And, after years of not reporting data by gender, 2018 results show girls graduated at higher rate than boys


Colleen O'Dea | March 11, 2019

Star Ledger--I have a good reason to love teaching, and itís not about the paycheck, sixth-grade teacher says. | Opinion

Iíve been fortunate to have had amazing teachers while I was growing up. I remember sitting in my fifth-grade classroom and laughing at something funny Mrs. Kuzirian said. I also remember sitting in her classroom learning about Anne Frank, which still stays with me today, as I teach the Holocaust to my sixth-graders.


Roseangela Mendoza| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Mar 9, 2019

Star Ledger--Meet Meadow, the first K-9 dog on patrol at an N.J. high school

Itís lunchtime at the Cumberland County Technical Education Center, and the cafeteria is full of students sitting around telling jokes and talking about the upcoming weekend. Standing to the side of the room, keeping a watchful eye on everything going on was the first of its kind team in the state: Steve Manera and K-9 Meadow.


Chris Franklin | For NJ.com| Updated Mar 9, 2019; Posted Mar 9, 2019

Asbury Park PressóWhat is the New Jersey School Ethics Commission:

New Jersey school board members are held to a code of ethics.† The Ethics Commission reviews complaints against members.


Amanda Oglesby| March 10, 2019

Chalkbeat--The Gates Foundation is hoping better curriculum will boost student learning. A new study says, not so fast.

Better curriculum was supposed to be one of the next big things in education.

In 2017, Bill Gates announced his influential foundation would invest fresh energy into helping create higher-quality classroom materials and get them into the hands of more teachers. A good curriculum, he said, ďcan improve student learning more than many costlier solutions.Ē ††

But new research, amounting to one of the largest-scale examinations of curriculum materials to date, suggests that that the choice might not matter much ó at least when it comes to elementary math test scores.


Matt Barnum| March 10,2019