8-5-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Addressing Inequities in NJ’s Public Schools Is Moral Imperative

Education commissioner says state education officials continuously question whether policies and practices create opportunities, not unfair barriers to student learning

What does educational equity look like?

Lamont O. Repollet | August 5, 2019



Star Ledger--These teachers stole, cheated and choked kids. Why did N.J. take so long to strip their teaching licenses?

Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com


Updated Aug 4, 7:00 AM; Posted Aug 4, 6:00 AM



Star Ledger--The 30 N.J. towns paying the highest school tax bills

 If you’ve been complaining that your property taxes keep going up, just know that you’re not alone.

New Jersey highest-in-the-nation property taxes check in at an average of $8,767, and school taxes account for about 52 percent of that.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Aug 3, 2019; Posted Aug 3, 2019



Education Week--High School Naps May Boost Learning for Sleep-Deprived Teenagers

For chronically sleep-deprived adolescents—which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, is most of them—afternoon naps could help bolster memory and learning, according to a new study in the journal Nature.


Sarah D. Sparks on August 1, 2019 4:00 PM



Politics K-12 (Education Week)--ESSA Puts Pressure on Schools to Reduce Student Absences. Here's How They Might Do It

The Every Student Succeeds Act puts more pressure on schools to ensure their students show up every day. But when it comes to addressing chronic absenteeism, some educators and policy makers say they are building the plane in the air, relying on a growing body of research about everything from student health and motivation to mentoring to family poverty to find ways to move the needle.

A new brief from FutureEd, a think tank at Georgetown University, explores existing strategies state and local decision makers my consider.


Evie Blad on August 4, 2019 12:41 PM



Edutopia--Helping Students Develop Self-Regulation

Guiding students to create on an ongoing cycle of growth in self-regulation starts with having them set explicit goals for themselves.

Self-regulation is a skill that takes a long time to learn and may take a lifetime, in truth, to really master. We can get better at it with practice, and our students’ social, emotional, and character development requires that we provide routine opportunities in classrooms and schools for them to work on this skill.


Maurice J. Elias| August 2, 2019