7-25-19 Education in the News

The Record—School Chiefs’ Pay Cap Never Lived Up to the Hype|Editorial

While achieving only modest savings in property tax rates, the cap caused an exodus across state lines of some of New Jersey’s best educators


The Record Editorial Board| July 25, 2019


New York Times--Need a Mental Health Day? Some States Give Students the Option

An expert called the laws in both Utah and Oregon a “win” and said students who are “quietly suffering” from mental illness will benefit most.

Depression and anxiety. The state of the country. Climate change. Mass shootings. Today’s students are grappling with a variety of issues beyond the classroom.

To that end, lawmakers in two states have recently recognized the importance of the mental health of their students by allowing them to take sick days just for that. The measures “empower” children to take care of their mental health, one expert said.


Derrick Bryson Taylor| July 24, 2019


NPR--Pa. School District Reverses Course And Will Now Accept Donations To Cover Lunch Debt

In an about-face, the Pennsylvania school district that threatened to place children in foster care over past-due cafeteria bills is now accepting donations following its initial rejection of those who offered help, a decision that left many observers puzzled.


Bobby Allyn| July 24, 20196:42 PM ET



Politics K-12 (Education Week)--Comparing How All 50 States Connect Schools to the Workforce

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have some kind of investment board to direct different funding streams for workforce development, but only 12 states have career pathway systems that are primarily coordinated by the state's K-12 system.


Andrew Ujifusa on July 24, 2019 2:40 PM



Chalkbeat--Do charters further segregate America’s schools? Yes, new study says, but most blame lies elsewhere

What is to blame for America’s segregated schools? Housing patterns and school attendance boundaries play big roles, certainly. But some have also pointed the finger at another culprit: charter schools.

An Associated Press analysis from 2017 found that about one in six charter schools were severely segregated, and implied that the schools were deepening the isolation of students of color.


Matt Barnum| July 24, 2019


Education Dive--NPC '19: Administrators, policymakers debate the state of public education

Nothing was off the table as panelists discussed student and teacher activism, school choice policies, safety and more in a packed meeting hall.

BOSTON — As the 2019 National Principals Conference wound down on its final morning, a panel of education leaders dished on everything from the heated presidential race to the cost of retaining top teachers to help principals nationwide contextualize how policy decisions and politics impact the way they do their jobs. 


Roger Riddell @EdDiveRoger | July 24, 2019


Edutopia--Teaching Your Heart Out: Emotional Labor and the Need for Systemic Change

Love for their students is what drives many teachers—but it’s also what makes the profession really, really hard.


Emily Kaplan| July 19, 2019