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11-19-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Screening Reveals 4,500 Kids in NJ Have Elevated Blood-Lead Levels

Stricter guidelines help identify four times more children at risk of lead poisoning in 2018 than year before

Nearly 4,500 children in New Jersey were found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood last year according to a new state report that involves a stricter standard than used in the past to identify — and help — more kids at risk for heavy metal poisoning.


Lilo H. Stainton | November 19, 2019 | Health Care



State’s Own Estimate Shows Need for Major Upgrades in Most Abbott Districts

Department of Education lists dozens of construction or renovation projects as priorities, even as inadequate infrastructure has been challenged in court


John Mooney | November 19, 2019 | Education



NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers Give Up on Marijuana Legislation, Will Seek Voter OK Instead

Democratic leaders said they did not have the votes, now looking to a November 2020 referendum

 The on-again, off-again attempt to legalize marijuana in New Jersey through legislation apparently died Monday as leading Democratic lawmakers said they had again failed to muster enough votes and would instead focus on putting the question before voters next November.


Brenda Flanagan, NJTV News | November 19, 2019 | More Issues



Star Ledger--N.J. should outlaw absurd school lunch shaming, lawmakers say

want to ban so-called “lunch shaming" — and pick up the tab for students who qualify for reduced-price meals.


  Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Nov 18, 2019;Posted Nov 18, 2019



Education Week--10 Simple Steps for Reducing Toxic Stress in the Classroom

As the brain science on adverse childhood experiences evolves, teaching must, too

More and more teachers recognize that children who can’t sit still in class, act out, or have asthma may be showing warning signs of a toxic exposure to childhood trauma.


Jim Hickman & Kathy Higgins| November 15, 2019



Education Dive--Beyond NAEP: Experts look for ways to address US 'reading crisis'

A new Educational Testing Service report recommeds ways assessments can better diagnose gaps in knowledge and improve learning.


Linda Jacobson @lrj417| Nov. 18, 2019


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