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7-13-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Administration Hopes to Save on Cost of Public-Worker Benefits

Renewed focus in Trenton on price tag of health insurance, as troubled pension system also expected to come in for more scrutiny

On the heels of a new state budget that increased both taxes and spending, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is moving forward with a plan to trim millions of dollars from the state’s worker-benefits tab.


John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2018


Star Ledger--Poof! PARCC will disappear (not really) from N.J. schools after this trick

Just as Gov. Phil Murphy promised, New Jersey students may have taken the maligned PARCC exams for the final time.

Well, kind of.


Adam Clark| Updated Jul 12, 11:32 AM; Posted Jul 12, 11:02 AM


Star Ledger--3 ways Murphy could clean up PARCC and other school testing | Opinion

New Jersey's testing and high school graduation policies are proving increasingly confusing.

Over the years, the state has repeatedly changed the role of PARCC and other assessments in awarding high school diplomas. Current high school testing requirements are so complicated that the state Department of Education admitted that is was providing faulty guidance and some districts had to take emergency measures this spring to make sure students were on track to graduate.


Charles Barone and Janette Martinez| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated Jul 12, 8:41 AM; Posted Jul 12, 8:40 AM


Asbury Park Press-- Voters, beware the billion-dollar bond: Editorial

Remember not long ago when legislators were pondering a $500 million borrowing plan to expand New Jersey’s vocational and technical school programs?

That idea has grown a bit.


Asbury Park Press Published 2:46 p.m. ET July 10, 2018



Education Week--There's No Single Profile of a Violent Student, Secret Service Says in New Report

Students who pose a safety threat to schools can be male or female, socially isolated or popular, and academic stars or poor perfomers—in other words, they don't fit one single stereotype.


Andrew Ujifusa on July 12, 2018 11:44 AM | No comments


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