6-4-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Frustration Aired over Slow Delivery of Library and School Bonds

Voters approved big bond funding for libraries and school-related issues; Murphy administration is blamed by some for delay in issuing regulations

Lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated that $625 million in voter-approved funding for libraries and school infrastructure, security, and county college vocational programs has yet to reach localities and districts. Some legislators are blaming Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration for delaying the issuance of regulations for how the money should be distributed — something that must be done before grant applications can be accepted.


Carly Sitrin | June 4, 2019



Star Ledger—Op-Ed: Parents don’t pick favorites. Schools shouldn’t have to either, legislators say.

Here’s a question for all of the parents out there: Pick your favorite child.

This isn’t just a private decision, either. Your favorite will get bigger portions at dinner, more help with homework, and longer playtime on the computer. The lesser-favored will, of course, get the least.


Star-Ledger Guest Columnists| By Vin Gopal, Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey| Updated Jun 3, 6:19 PM; Posted Jun 3, 11:18 AM



Star Ledger--School discipline must stop being a pipeline to prison | Opinion

Recently, I read a Star-Ledger guest column that discussed the disparities between the way schools discipline students of color and the way they discipline white students.


Albert B. Kelly | Guest Columnist| Posted Jun 3, 9:08 AM


Education Week--Districts Struggle to Hire Black Teachers. Is the Solution Hiring More Black Principals?

School districts across the country struggle to hire staff that reflect changing student demographics. But could the answer to that ongoing problem lie in developing a strategy to hire more principals of color? 

A working paper by Jason Grissom, an associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University, and Brendan Bartanen, a doctoral student at the university, strongly suggests yes.


Denisa R. Superville on May 31, 2019 3:47 PM



The Atlantic--The Youths Have Outsmarted the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Moazagotl and choumoellier are just too easy for today’s spelling-bee champs.


Ashley Fetters| May 31, 2019