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7-17-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Lessons of Newark’s School Construction Successes, Mistakes

The state could have built almost twice as many schools for Newark kids if it followed the model of one of the city’s charter schools

It’s perhaps one of the saddest open secrets that Newark children have routinely been cheated out of their constitutional right to funding for safe, adequate school facilities; a recent report by TAPinto Newark underlines that fact yet again.


Kyle Rosenkrans | July 17, 2019


The Atlantic--The Financial Calamity That Is the Teaching Profession

Teachers are suing the government over debt relief that never came—but their financial problems go much deeper than student loans.

Los Angeles teachers carry signs as they picket in the rain in Los Angeles in January 2019.Dan

America needs teachers: A majority of the country’s most experienced K–12 educators are expected to retire in the next few years, while research suggests that thousands of others will likely leave the profession prematurely, citing job dissatisfaction. How to get more people to join the profession?


Alia Wong| 7:00 AM ET


Education Week--Cyberbullying Is on the Rise Among Teenagers, National Survey Finds


While smartphones, tablets, and other digital tools have transformed how schools teach, they've also changed the way students interact with one another. And with those changes, have come increased reports of cyberbullying, according to the new report by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The nationwide report, "Student Reports of Bullying: Results from the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey," found that 20 percent of surveyed students ages 12-18 reported being bullied during the 2016-2017 school year.


Héctor Alejandro Arzate on July 15, 2019 5:30 PM



Education Week--What to Do When Physics Teachers Don't Know Physics

More and more high school students are getting interested in physics, but schools are in a tough spot: It's hard to find physics teachers, so they often tap teachers with little-to-no training in the subject.

However, a recent, small-scale study finds that focused physics professional development, regardless of teachers' prior experience in the subject, can lead to better learning experiences for both students and teachers.


Madeline Will on July 15, 2019 2:22 PM



Education Dive--Schools redress rules amid passage of anti-discriminatory state policies

Dive Brief: 

More school districts are adopting lenient dress code policies, The Wall Street Journal reports, allowing students to wear attire previously considered “taboo” such as short skirts and shorts, hoodies, and tops showing cleavage and midriffs.



Naaz Modan| July 16, 2019


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