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4-24-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Schools Development Authority CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco resigns

Embattled head has been at center of patronage scandal because of hirings and firings at the SDA

Lizette Delgado-Polanco is out as head of the Schools Development Authority.

The embattled CEO of the agency charged with building schools in the state’s poorest districts has submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Phil Murphy effective April 26.


NJTV News | April 24, 2019



StarLedger--N.J. town is getting so big, its school district says it’ll sue to stop ‘overcrowding crisis’

There’s been so much development in Edison, the board of education says it’s planning to sue the township for what it’s called an “overcrowding crisis” in local schools.

Enrollment at Edison’s public schools has grown in the past decade. In the past three years, the school gained approximately 1,300 students, including 268 this year, enrollment data from the school district shows


Gianluca D’Elia | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Apr 23, 5:04 PM; Posted Apr 23, 7:04 AM



The Record—Op-Ed: SDA Boss Became a Liability for Murphy


Charles Stile| April 24, 2019

NY Times--Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.

WELLINGTON, Kan. — The seed of rebellion was planted in classrooms. It grew in kitchens and living rooms, in conversations between students and their parents.


Nellie Bowles| April 21, 2019


Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--What Each State Will Get in Federal Title I Grants for Disadvantaged Kids Next Year

The last few weeks have shown just how much interest there can be in presidential budget proposals for education. Much of the attention has focused on proposals that tend never to get traction in Congress, like the proposed elimination of Special Olympics aid that Trump quickly backed away from. But what about education spending stats that are more firmly rooted in what Congress has done?


Andrew Ujifusa on April 22, 2019 1:06 PM



The Atlantic--The Other Segregation

The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools.

The segregation of America’s public schools is a perpetual newsmaker. The fact that not even 1 percent of the incoming freshman class identifies as black at New York City’s elite Stuyvesant High School made national headlines last month. And New York isn’t unusual. The minority gap in enrollment at elite academic public schools is a problem across America.

But more troubling, and often less discussed, is the modern-day form of segregation that occurs within the same school through academic tracking, which selects certain students for gifted and talented education (GATE) programs.


Whitney Pirtle| Apr 23, 2019


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