4-12-19 Education in the News

The Record—State Lawmakers Asked to Review Charter Schools

Advocacy groups want a joint legislative committee to examine the use of public money to finance privately-owned charter school buildings.


Jean Rimbach and Abbott Koloff| April 12, 2019


NJ Spotlight--Many Questions and Few Answers in Education Budget Hearing

Education commissioner admits state is little closer to solving testing problems, finding increased aid for hardest-hit districts

When state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet came before the Assembly budget committee this week, legislators were clearly a little antsy.

Even fellow Democrats were primed with a slew of hard questions for the commissioner, on big topics like school funding, state testing, charter schools, and special education, to name just a few.


 John Mooney | April 12, 2019



Hechinger Report--OPINION: Numbers evoke joy and wonder, why doesn’t math class?

Let's end the myth that only some people are good at math

What happens to students after they take math in high school or college?

Does their math experience lead to expanded professional opportunities? Does it help them understand and critique the world? Do they experience beauty, joy and wonder? If math is achieving its purpose, as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, students would answer “yes” to all three questions.


Pamela Burdman| April 11, 2019