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2-19-20 Education in the News

Jersey Journal (via Star Ledger)-To fix schools, Fulop calls on Jersey City BOE to cut spending and raise taxes

Big cuts in school spending and three years of school tax hikes would be in store in Jersey City under a comprehensive financing plan unveiled by Mayor Steve Fulop on Tuesday.


Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal| Updated Feb 18, 2020; Posted Feb 18, 2020


Philadelphia Inquirer--A New Jersey school district will wash and fold students’ clothes to keep kids in class

A South Jersey school has eliminated a reason for some students not to come to school: that they don’t have anything to wear.

Pinelands Regional Junior High School in Little Egg Harbor Township has a laundry on campus for students unable to wash their clothes at home. Students drop off their dirty laundry in the morning and school officials wash, fold, and return it the next day.

Melanie Burney, Updated: February 19, 2020- 5:00 AM


NPR--Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch

Two pending rule changes meant to reduce what the Trump administration calls abuse of federal benefit programs could also mean hundreds of thousands of children lose access to free school meals.


Cory Turner| February 19, 20206:00 AM ET


Education Week--Teaching Students to Wrangle 'Big Data'

Data science classes are popping up in schools

Jasmin Perez is in math class, and her assignment is to figure out how likely she is to die.

It's an unusual exercise in the world of high school math, where most students are calculating angles or solving for x. But Jasmin and her 17 classmates are in a new and rare kind of math course: data science.


Catherine Gewertz| February 4, 2020


Education Dive--These 4 strategies can help school leaders avoid IDEA lawsuits

There are a number of factors to consider before an issue ever reaches the due process stage, Linda M. Gorczynski, a special education lawyer, said.

Routinely changing federal regulations, spotty oversight and tight budgets can leave education leaders feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to serving students with disabilities. 


Naaz Modan @NaazModan| Published Feb. 18, 2020


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