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2-24-20 Education in the News

Star Ledger--We don’t have to scare kids while we’re trying to keep them safe | Opinion


Khadijah Costley White and Jennifer Serravallo| Star-Ledger Guest Columnists|  Updated Feb 23, 2020; Posted Feb 23, 2020



Asbury Park Press--State must fully fund special education, increase transitional aid | Gopal, Houghtaling, Downey

Brady was going to be moved to a school with a program for students with special needs, even though he was thriving in a class with his friends. His friends petitioned the school system to let him stay in their class.

New Jersey’s schools need help — and so do our property taxpayers. As Garden State school districts like Monmouth Regional, Freehold Regional, Ocean Township and Eatontown are struggling to adjust to the new school funding formula, homeowners are, as always, left paying the bill.


Vin Gopal, Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey Published 5:00 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2020



NY Times--These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It

News literacy instruction is flourishing in the wake of the 2016 election as worries about fake news grow.

The students sit at desks in groups of four, watching videos about the recent bush fires in Australia. One shows an apocalyptic landscape in flames, the other a tourist paradise, with assurances that much of the continent is safe.

Instead of dismissing both as fake news, the eighth graders know what questions to ask to tease out the nuances: Who put out the videos? What does each source have to gain? How big is Australia? Could both videos be true?


Alina Tugend| Feb. 20, 2020


Education Week--Personal Touch Beats Technology for Parent-School Communication, Survey Finds

A new report from the Center for American Progress finds that personalization—not technology—is seen as the most important feature of good parent-school communication by key players in the public school community.


Jake Maher| February 20, 2020


Chalkbeat--A major new player in education giving, The City Fund uses over $100 million in grants to grow charter and charter-like schools


Matt Barnum| February 21, 2020


Hechinger Report--Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

Student mental health, not college and career planning, is the focus of school counselor education — and that’s hurting low-income students the most


Charlotte West| February 21, 2020



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