4-22-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Some NJ Districts Pile Up Debt Building Schools, Others Are Debt-Free

Although New Jersey is in better shape than the country as a whole for school debt, paying off construction bonds costs about a quarter of state’s annual debt service


Colleen O'Dea | April 22, 2019



NJ Spotlight--Q&A: Katrina McCombs, New Superintendent of Camden City School District

McCombs has big ambitions but is facing big challenges — not least a severe budget crisis


Carly Sitrin | April 22, 2019



Star Ledger-- 20 years after Columbine, we must stay vigilant to keep our schools safe, says N.J. police chief

With today’s 20th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, many will recognize that event as not only the first widely publicized example of school violence, but one that forever changed law enforcement emergency responses.


Ryan J. Greco| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted Apr 20, 2019



Star Ledger--Amazon will be helping out ‘future engineers’ in this N.J. school district

The 15 public high school academies in Paterson are getting a big assist in computer science, courtesy of the world’s largest Internet company.


Rob Jennings | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 20, 2019; Posted Apr 19, 2019



NY Times--20 Years After Columbine, Schools Have Gotten Safer. But Fears Have Only Grown.

Present your driver’s license to be scanned and verified. Have your photograph taken. Pass your belongings through a metal detector. Welcome to your child’s school.


Dana Goldstein| April 20, 2019