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3-29-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Our Fiscal House is Fragile — on Two Counts

New Jersey doesn’t need just short-term financial fixes; it needs a long-term strategy of reform

New Jersey is at a critical juncture with large fiscal gaps projected in both the annual and capital budgets. Solutions have been proposed but we probably need more. And, more importantly, we need a long-term strategy for how best to address the problems.


Richard F. Keevey | March 29, 2019


The Record--How NJ Can Fix Broken Financing for Charter Schools

Advocates and critics offered an array of ideas for the ways that New Jersey charter schools acquire and finance buildings.


Jean Rimback and Abbott Koloff| March 29, 2019


Philadelphia Inquirer--Suicidal thoughts and other mental-health problems drive more youth to emergency rooms

The number of children and young adults visiting the emergency department for psychiatric concerns rose 28 percent over a four-year period,…


 Aneri Pattani, Updated: March 20, 2019



The Atlantic--Lasting Grief After a Mass Shooting

Suicides among people affected by shootings are, unfortunately, a familiar phenomenon—and support for survivors often misunderstands the nature of their grief.

Editor's Note: If you are having thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts, call 911. For support and resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, or text 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.

Over a period of just 10 days this month, three people directly affected by school shootings committed suicide.


Ashley Fetters| Mar 28, 2019



The Hechinger Report--How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

Intrinsic motivators can be key to student achievement – but extrinsic motivation dominates classrooms

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When Destiny Reyes started elementary school, she felt highly motivated. Like most young children, she liked learning new things, and she excelled at school. She got good grades and reveled in her success, thriving in an environment that, at least implicitly, set her up in competition with her peers. She was at the top of her class, and she proved herself further by testing into a competitive, private middle school. But there, among Providence’s brightest, it wasn’t as easy to be at the top of the class, and her excitement about school – and learning – subsided. Eventually, she says, nothing motivated her. She went to school because she had to.


Tara García Mathewson| March 27, 2019


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