5-8-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Offers Lawmakers Both Carrot and Stick to Approve Millionaire’s Tax

During town hall, governor also reveals that the state’s revenue outlook improved during the recent April tax-collection season


John Reitmeyer | May 8, 2019



Press of Atlantic City--How do NJ's rates for autism affect educational services?

In New Jersey, you’re more likely to come across a student diagnosed with autism than in any other state in the nation.

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control, which used research from Rutgers University, found a 43% increase in the prevalence of autism in 4-year-olds in the state from 2010 to 2014, and that one in 35 students in New Jersey has been diagnosed.


CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer| May 7, 2019



Education Week--One Student Killed, 7 Injured in Largest-Scale School Shooting So Far This Year

One student was killed and seven injured by gunfire at a Denver-area charter school Tuesday afternoon—the largest number of injuries in a school shooting so far this year, according to Education Week's school shooting tracker.

The shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a K-12 school of about 1,800 students, was also the 12th such incident at a school this year that has resulted in a death or injury.


Denisa R. Superville on May 7, 2019 9:30 PM



The Hechinger Report--The promise of ‘restorative justice’ starts to falter under rigorous research

Studies in Pittsburgh and Maine show difficulty of implementing trendy alternative to traditional discipline

In 2014, the Obama Administration jolted the education world with a report detailing unfair and racist school discipline practices across the country. Sixteen percent of all black students were being suspended, more than three times the rate of white students. Even preschoolers were being suspended at alarming rates. Other scholars produced research showing that the kind of zero-tolerance discipline then in vogue was hurting students’ long-term academic prospects and feeding the school-to-prison pipeline.


Jill Barshay| May 6, 2019