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11-26-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--State Releases Four Years of School Test Results for Every NJ District

Stats give residents a way to see how their districts performed and how they stack up against their counterparts statewide

As the Murphy administration vows to create a “new generation” of state testing for New Jersey’s public school students, the latest scores for the current generation were released yesterday for every district in New Jersey.

As part of its stats, the state included how each district had fared on each test in language arts and math over the past four years, with some seeing their passing rates soar and others seeing them drop.

Follow this link to see how your district has performed over time.


John Mooney | November 26, 2019 | Education



NJ Spotlight--No Big Welcome in State House for Sweeney’s Proposal to Waive 2% Tax Cap

Governor, among the first to dismiss Senate president’s suggestion, says a millionaires tax would be far better source of new revenue

Senate President Steve Sweeney’s new proposal to give some school districts authority to exceed New Jersey’s 2% property tax cap to offset cuts in state aid is drawing criticism from leaders on both sides of the aisle in Trenton.


John Reitmeyer | November 26, 2019 | Education, Budget



Washington Post--Why more (and better) civics education can’t really save us

You’ve probably heard this one: If only schools taught more civics education, American democracy would be in better shape. More people would: vote, see misinformation for what it is, and be tolerant of different cultures and views. Let’s blame the schools.

Well, no.


Valerie Strauss| Reporter| November 25, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. EST



Chalkbeat--Newark fails to enforce key special education mandates, state report says

State monitors have ordered Newark to take corrective action after finding that the city’s public schools are failing to meet several special education requirements.

Newark did not meet four key mandates related to education plans for students with disabilities, according to the monitors, who reviewed student records and interviewed school administrators, staffers, and parents.


Patrick Wall, Devna Bose| November 25, 2019


The Hechinger Report--Up to 3.6 million students should be labeled gifted, but aren’t

New report argues that schools are overlooking gifted students who would benefit from services, including large numbers of black and Latino students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As many as 3.6 million gifted children are being overlooked in school — more than the 3.3 million U.S. public school children already labeled as gifted.

That’s according to a report from Purdue University’s Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute, GER2I, released this month at the annual convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, or NAGC.


Danielle Dreilinger| November 26, 2019


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