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10-3-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--State Board of Education Postpones Vote on New Student Testing Plan

Members, divided on the issue, face Nov. 6 deadline; commissioner warns of unilateral action

The State Board of Education yesterday delayed for at least another two weeks its vote on the Murphy administration’s proposal for slimming down the state’s student testing program.

Facing a November deadline and ramping up the tension, state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet for the first time indicated an “or else” if the board does not approve the plan. He did not say what that “or else” would be, but indicated he would have the unilateral power to act.


John Mooney | October 3, 2019 | Education



Star Ledger--This N.J. English teacher just won state’s top teaching award (and she just got married at school)

A South Jersey English teacher is New Jersey’s Teacher of The Year for 2019.

The state Department of Education on Wednesday announced Kimberly Dickstein, an English teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School, as the winner of its top teaching award.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Oct 02, 2019; Posted Oct 02, 2019




Education Week--High Court Case Tests Religious Schools' Use of Tax-Credit Scholarships

A national debate that has simmered for 200 years—whether public funds may go to the coffers of religious schools—is set to take center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that originated in this small Montana city over a state tax credit for donations to groups providing private school scholarships.

The dispute, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (Case No. 18-1195), which will be argued in the term that starts Oct. 7, is potentially the most significant high court case for K-12 education in years.


Mark Walsh| September 30, 2019



Chalkbeat--Do charter schools ‘lift all boats’? Here’s what the latest research tells us

Lots of research on charter schools amounts to a horse race: Which schools produce better test scores or higher college enrollment rates, district schools or charter schools?


Matt Barnum| October 3, 2019



Education Dive--E is for educator: Sesame Street celebrates 50 years of quality early learning

The show was introduced when it wasn't common for children to attend preschool, and research has demonstrated those who watched it experienced better outcomes later in life than those who didn’t.


Linda Jacobson| October 2, 2019



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