6-3-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Affordable Housing in New Jersey: No Turning Back from Court Control?

At NJ Spotlight roundtable, assemblywoman makes case for resurrecting Council on Affordable Housing, but advocates say current court-controlled process must continue


Colleen O'Dea | June 3, 2019



NJ Spotlight--Shutdown Looks More Likely as Top Democrats Continue Feuding

Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney seem on a collision course, ostensibly over millionaires tax


Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | June 3, 2019



Star Ledger--See the SAT scores for every N.J. public high school

If you had to pick a word to describe the latest New Jersey SAT scores, you can’t go wrong with “predictable."

The average score among 2018 high school seniors in New Jersey was 542 in reading and 543 math, for total of 1,085 out of 1,600, according to state data.


 Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Carla Astudillo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com|  Updated May 31, 2019; Posted May 31, 2019


Education Week--Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming

Last December, early on a Sunday morning, Amanda Lafrenais tweeted about her cats.

“I would die for you,” the 31-year old comic book artist from Clute, Texas wrote.

To human eyes, the post seems innocuous.

But in an age of heightened fear about mass school shootings, it tripped invisible alarms.


Benjamin Herold| May 30, 2019


Education Week—Opinion: How Schools Can Foster a Better Racial Climate

Five tenets to disrupt racist thinking and practices


Tyrone C. Howard | May 30, 2019



Chalkbeat--The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids into better colleges. It didn’t work.

It was supposed to be “a simple way to send poor kids to top colleges.”

Sending personalized college-application information and application fee waivers to high-achieving, low-income students pushed those students to attend more selective colleges, a 2013 study found.

Perhaps because it offered a cheap — just $6 per student! — way to solve a vexing social inequity, the study attracted a great deal of attention. The College Board, purveyor of the SAT, even decided to bring the idea to scale, launching their own effort to send encouragement and fee waivers to students nationwide.


Matt Barnum| May 31, 2019


The Hechinger Report--A scholar revives the argument for racial integration in schools

A conversation with Berkeley's Rucker Johnson about unintended consequences, charter schools and the data debate


Column by Jill Barshay| June 3, 2019


NPR--This Teen Planned A School Shooting. But Did He Break The Law?

It was sunny and cold on Feb. 13, 2018, when 18-year-old Jack Sawyer walked out of Dick's Sporting Goods in Rutland, Vt., with a brand-new pump-action shotgun and four boxes of ammunition.

The next day, Valentine's Day, Sawyer took his new gun out for target practice…


Nina Keck, Liam Elder-Connors| Heard on All Things Considered| May 28, 20194:06 PM ET