6-19-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Governor Won’t Quit on Millionaires Tax, Says All Options Remain on Table

Surrounded by union leaders, Murphy lambastes legislative Democrats for resistance to his tax on the wealthy


Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 19, 2019



Star Ledger--SDA swamp saga rages on. This joke is getting old | Editorial

Just when you thought it was safe to consign Lizette Delgado-Polanco to our state’s sleazy bureaucratic history, we learn that her reign of terror at the Schools Development Authority was brought to the governor’s attention — long before her nepotism fever spiked — and then ignored.


Star-Ledger Editorial Board| June 19, 2019



Associated Press (via Press of Atlantic City)--High school athletes file complaint over transgender policy

HARTFORD, Conn. — Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint saying a statewide policy on transgender athletes has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships.


Dave Collins| Associated Press| June 18, 2019


Asbury Park Press—Lakewood  Schools $30 Million Promised by Murphy Dropped in Sweeney Budget

Under the budget expected to be approved by the Legislature Thursday, Lakewood schools will not get an extra $30 million promised by Governor Murphy


Stacy Bachanger| Asbury Park Press| June 19, 2019


Education Week--Schools' Racial Makeup Can Sway Disability Diagnoses

Schools' racial makeup plays role in identification of students of color

Are black and Hispanic students identified for special education too often, or not often enough?

For several years, that question has been the focus of a simmering policy debate.


Christina A. Samuels| June 11, 2019


Education Dive--The need to protect student data continues even after graduation

Dive Brief:

School districts must continue to protect high school graduates’ student data just as securely as before graduation, retaining or purging it in accordance with federal and state regulations as well as district policies, EdTech: Focus on K-12 reports.


Shawna De La Rosa| June 18, 2019