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9-11-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Law Requiring Minimum Recess in Elementary Schools Is Put on Hold

Years in the making, a new obligation for elementary schools to provide at least 20 minutes of recess daily won’t go into effect this year

Signed into law this summer, New Jersey’s new requirement that public elementary schools provide a minimum of 20 minutes of recess every day made it through eight years of legislative debate and one governor’s veto.

Now, it looks like it will be another year before it goes into effect.


John Mooney | September 11, 2018


Star Ledger--Do teachers make enough? Here's the median salary in every N.J. district

It's the question that inevitably comes up in any discussion about schools and money. 

Are teachers paid enough? Or, depending on your perspective, are teachers paid too much? 

Statewide, the median salary for teachers last school year was $67,812, up slightly from $66,150 the year before, according to new state data. 


Adam Clark and Carla Astudillo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted September 11, 2018 at 06:45 AM | Updated September 11, 2018 at 06:47 AM



Asbury Park Press--Is tax relief on the way?

It has been a month since a fiscal reform task force created by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney released its report. It included more than 30 recommendations on ways to make New Jersey government more efficient and the state more affordable for taxpayers. Will the Legislature and governor act on the recommendations?  Will it result in lower taxes? Will Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers take the steps necessary to improve the quality of schools and the services provided by government? Sweeney answers those questions and more that were posed to him by Editorial Page Editor Randy Bergmann:


Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET Sept. 11, 2018


Education Week-- Teen Social Media Use Is Skyrocketing. But Don't Panic, New Research Says

Teens' use of social media has exploded over the past six years, while their preference for face-to-face interactions with friends has markedly declined.

But the sky does not appear to be falling, according to the results from a new national survey of teenagers by the nonprofit Common Sense Media. 

Surprisingly, the group found, teens on the whole say using social media makes them feel less lonely, less depressed, and more confident.


Benjamin Herold on September 10, 2018 12:05 AM


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