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10-30-19 Education in the News

Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--Questions Remain as Newark District and Charters Work to Reapprove School Application System

The sides are trying to agree on aspects of the computerized system that lets families use one application for both traditional and charter schools

Superintendent Roger León said his team needed more time to address the concerns charter leaders had raised about the enrollment agreement. He promised to reconvene representatives from both sides soon to discuss any disagreements.


Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat | October 30, 2019 | Education



Star Ledger--Murphy says he’s optimistic about reducing health care costs for N.J. teachers

Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday night he and other New Jersey leaders are negotiating a way to help the state’s public school teachers take home more pay by revamping their health care benefits a decade after a controversial overhaul increased premiums.


Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Oct 29, 2019; Posted Oct 29, 2019


The Record—(Video) School Segregation Suit Could Have Big Impact

The suit challenging New Jersey’s de facto segregation has the potential to be politically explosive


Charles Stiles and Michael V. Pelligano October 30, 2019


New York Times--Reading Scores on National Exam Decline in Half the States

The results of the test, which assesses a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students, will inevitably prompt demands for policy change.

WASHINGTON — The average eighth-grade reading score on a nationally representative measure of student achievement declined in more than half of the states, according to data released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, the research arm of the Education Department.


Erica L. Green and Dana Goldstein| Oct. 30, 2019Updated 1:11 a.m. ET


Education Dive--Counselor 'nudges' increase FAFSA applications, report finds

Nudges from counselors increase a high school senior's rate of completing college financial aid applications by 17%, and those students are 8% more likely to enroll in college than peers who do not receive such messages, according to a study published in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis


Shawna De La Rosa| Oct. 29 2019, 3:49 p.m. EDT

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