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2-13-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--State Lays Out Plans for School Construction Projects, But No Funding

Schools Development Authority lists projects to address overcrowding, building age in 18 districts

In court over the state’s stalled school construction program, the Murphy administration has quietly moved ahead in at least identifying the next priority projects, two dozen of them in 18 districts.


John Mooney | February 13, 2020 | Education



NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Promises Unfulfilled in Camden’s Schools, and a City Left Behind

Where’s the emergency state aid that was promised? Without it, superintendent may be forced to increase class sizes, eliminate programs and lay off teachers

Camden’s schools have made huge gains over the past few years, but such progress is fragile, and I fear we are one broken promise away from returning to the old days of dysfunction and disillusionment.


Bryan Morton | February 13, 2020 | Opinion



Education Dive--Report: Diversifying teacher workforce, linking preservice to later performance among 'high-priority issues'

National Academies research notes having same-race teachers benefits of students of color, but also suggests all teachers should recognize the "assets students are bringing into the classroom."

Teachers are expected to have strong content knowledge, to create deeper learning experiences for their students and to understand their social-emotional development — demands that weren’t placed on educators 20 years ago, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.


Linda Jacobson @lrj417| Published Feb. 12, 2020


Edutopia--3 Reasons Students Procrastinate—and How to Help Them Stop

Psychologists have uncovered reasons why students put off important work. But there are a few simple things teachers can do to keep students on track.


Youki Terada| February 11, 2020




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