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11-8-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--The List: What To Expect During Lame-Duck Legislative Session

With Election Day receding in the mirror, Assembly speaker assesses what might happen during the closing days of this term

With the votes not fully counted on Tuesday night, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin was asked what to expect during the coming lame-duck session of the Legislature.


John Mooney | November 8, 2019 | The List, Politics


Star Ledger--Mom starts petition to add cameras to school buses after alleged attack on son

The mother of a Brick Township School District student she said was attacked on a school bus has started an online petition to add security cameras to buses.

The petition, which was created on Oct. 28 on Change.org and addressed to Gov. Phil Murphy, Senator Cory Booker and other politicians, had garnered over 1,400 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.


Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Nov 07, 2019


Press of Atlantic City--Local educators want to get the most out of annual NJEA convention

ATLANTIC CITY — Looking for a teacher this week? Try the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Schools around the state are closed Thursday and Friday for the 165th annual New Jersey Education Association convention. Thousands of educators could be found on the convention floor for the event’s first day.


CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer| November 7, 2019

NPR--Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

There's new evidence that girls start out with the same math abilities as boys.

A study of 104 children from ages 3 to 10 found similar patterns of brain activity in boys and girls as they engaged in basic math tasks, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science of Learning.

"They are indistinguishable," says Jessica Cantlon, an author of the study and professor of developmental neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University.


Jon Hamilton| November 8, 20195:01 AM ET


Education Week--Most School Shooters Showed Many Warning Signs, Secret Service Report Finds

Most of the violent attacks in schools over the past decade were committed by students who telegraphed their intentions beforehand—and could have been prevented, a new report from the U.S. Secret Service concludes.


Stephen Sawchuk|November 7, 2019


Politics K-12 (Education Week)--ESSA Strategy Guide Says 'Lighter Lift' Should Be an Option for School Leaders

By now, there are a host of recommendations and blueprints available to school leaders when it comes to implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act. But a study released last month suggests that when it comes to using evidence to improve schools, state and local leaders don't always have to go for the most demanding option.


Andrew Ujifusa on November 7, 2019 9:44 AM


Education Dive--3 ways to expand Native American curriculum beyond Thanksgiving myths

Generalizations tied to the holiday don't paint the whole picture of the numerous cultures that were spread across the Americas.

Classroom lessons around the Thanksgiving holiday are populated by mostly mythic stories about the celebration's origins, painting rosy images of the pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and local Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans coming together to share a feast.


Lauren Barack @Llauren| Nov. 6, 2019

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