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1-8-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Sweeney Looks to Help Districts with Special Education Costs

Tuition for out-of-district placement of some students often runs well into six figures

The high cost of special education in New Jersey is getting renewed attention, as Senate President Steve Sweeney presses the state to do more to help districts pay for students with severe disabilities.

Sweeney in an address to delegates of the New Jersey School Boards Association last month pledged to push Trenton to meet its full share of so-called “extraordinary aid” to districts for special education costs exceeding $40,000 a pupil in an in-district program and $55,000 for an outside program.


John Mooney | January 8, 2020 | Education



Star Ledger--A new campaign against vaping is launching in N.J. schools

Praetorship for a Drug Free New Jersey's latest campaign warns about the dangers of vaping.

Teens around New Jersey are going back to school and being warned against the dangers of vaping with a new campaign sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the office of the state Attorney General.


Olivia Rizzo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Jan 07, 2020



Star Ledger--LGBTQ curriculum is coming to N.J. schools. Here’s a glimpse.

Late on a Saturday after a night out with her friends, Sakia Gunn was waiting for a bus in Newark when two men pulled up and asked if her group wanted to party.

Gunn, 15, and her friends declined and said they were lesbians. Instead of driving away, the men grew confrontational, hurling homophobic insults. A fight broke out and Gunn was stabbed to death, killed for being a lesbian.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Jan 07, 2020


NY Times--An Overlooked Danger: School Shootings After Hours

MOBILE, Ala. — Jarvis Murphy tried to get away.

He joined a fleeing crowd, heard gunshots echo on the stadium concourse, felt a bullet pierce the ground a few inches from his left shoe.

He kept running — toward the exit, toward his car, willing himself forward even as he got a jolt in one leg, then the other.


Mitch Smith and Denise LuJan. 6, 2020


Education Week—Op-Ed: Who's to Blame for the Black-White Achievement Gap?

Years ago, as part of my parents’ unending attempts to clear the house of the junk I left when I moved out, my mother handed me a folder stuffed with remnants of my public school education.


Christina A. Samuels| January 7, 2020



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