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7-10-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ Concussion Doc Warns Parents: Keep Kids Out of Youth Football

Other doctors question this caution, while sports advocates argue football remains a path to educational and economic opportunity for some kids

It’s a dilemma hundreds of thousands of New Jersey parents have struggled with over the years: If my young child plays tackle football, do they really risk brain damage?


Lilo H. Stainton | July 10, 2018


NJ Spotlight--Opinion: The Not So Hidden Agenda to Stall Expansion of Public Charter Schools in NJ

Follow the money behind two-pronged legal and academic attack. Realize the endgame is a moratorium on charters


Laura Waters | July 10, 2018


NJ Spotlight--New Superintendent of Newark’s Schools Promises Forward March

Roger León says he’s responsible for setting stage for what happens years down the line


NJTV News | July 10, 2018


Star Ledger--Murphy plans to kill four PARCC exams. Here's who could get out of testing

New Jersey's new governor wasn't able to fulfill his campaign promise to "scrap PARCC Day 1," but it appears he's now trying to kill at least some of the controversial tests. 

Gov. Phil Murphy's administration is proposing to eliminate four exams -- the Algebra II and Geometry exams, and the ninth- and 11th-grade exams in reading, according to a state document posted on Facebook by Save Our Schools New Jersey, a parent group opposed to the tests. 


Adam Clark| Updated Jul 9, 6:21 PM; Posted Jul 9, 6:21 PM


Education Week--Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh, Son of a Teacher, for U.S. Supreme Court

President Donald J. Trump on Monday night named Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington with a relatively light record of rulings on education, to succeed Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, 53, has served since 2006 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court that rules on much litigation involving the federal government, although it has only one K-12 school district in its geographic jurisdiction—the District of Columbia public schools.


Mark Walsh on July 9, 2018 9:20 PM


Education Week--After Janus Ruling, Teachers Are Suing for Return of Fees They've Paid Their Unions

Seven teachers in California filed a class-action lawsuit seeking repayment of fees previously paid to their union, after the Supreme Court recently ruled unions cannot collect fees from nonmembers to make up for the cost of collective bargaining.


Sarah Schwartz on July 3, 2018 4:46 PM


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