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6-20-19 Education in the News

Star Ledger—OP-Ed: Despite what people think, teachers don’t make a ton of money, veteran educator says

Too many times I have heard comments like “teachers make a ton of money, and they should have to pay for their healthcare” or “teachers have it made because they get paid a lot to only work 10 months out of the year.” These statements, coupled with a general lack of understanding about the time, energy and ongoing professional development that it takes to be an educator today, only lead to further destructive discourse.


Maria De Benedictis| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist |Posted Jun 19, 10:20 AM


Asbury Park Press—Should New Jersey Schools Punish Students Over Social Media Posts?

Are schools going too far with students for non-threatening social media posts made off campus on private devices?


Joe Strupp| June 20, 2019


Education Week--Suicide Rate Among Adolescents at Highest Point Since 2000

Adolescents and young adults have seen the highest rate of deaths due to suicide in nearly two decades, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today.

In 2000, the suicide rate for adolescents ages 15 to 19 was 8 deaths per 100,000. In 2017, the rate increased to 11.8 per 100,000. The CDC found that most of that increase occurred between 2007 and 2017.


Sasha Jones on June 18, 2019 3:38 PM



Chalkbeat--New research shows how teachers are key to boosting student attendance

Some districts have tried text messages to parents. Detroit has ramped up home visits. Newark has hired back a small army of dedicated staff. Many schools offer certificates of recognition.

They’re all trying to improve attendance, understanding that the more school students miss, they more likely they are to fall off track. Increasingly, schools are being judged by those attendance numbers, too.

New research finds that some of a school’s best allies in combatting absences might be some of its teachers.


Matt Barnum| June 19, 2019



Education Dive--Survey: Despite long working hours, US teachers satisfied with jobs

The latest Teaching and Learning International Survey also shows U.S. teachers are less likely than peers in 48 other educational systems to express a "high need" for professional development.

U.S. teachers in grades 7-9 spend more hours teaching and have longer work weeks than most of their counterparts in 48 other education systems, according to an international study comparing the backgrounds, attitudes and experiences of educators throughout the world.


Linda Jacobson @lrj417| June 19, 2019


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