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9-19-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Getting a Read on Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet

The current commissioner has deep roots in the state’s public schools and communities, but how will this distinguish his tenure from that of his 10 predecessors?


John Mooney | September 19, 2019



NJ Spotlight--What Can Be Done to Reduce Effects of Childhood Trauma on NJ’s Kids?

An NJ Spotlight roundtable on the social factors affecting the health of young people in New Jersey. Watch a livestream of the discussion this morning

At least four in ten children in New Jersey are affected by one or more adverse childhood experiences, according to a new study. These include traumas like poverty, divorce, incarcerated parents, sexual abuse, or drug use in the home, experiences that leave youngsters more likely to struggle in school and get in legal trouble, and can result in long-term chronic health conditions. The cycle can also repeat itself as traumatized children become parents themselves.


NJ Spotlight | September 19, 2019



Star Ledger--The chilling Sandy Hook Promise video has people in tears, but some say it goes too far

The video begins just like the typical back to school commercial. Smiling students are talking about the perfect backpack and new notebooks to stay organized.

But 15 seconds in, the tone takes a chilling turn.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Sep 18, 4:32 PM; Posted Sep 18, 4:17 PM


Education Week--How Caring for Students in Distress Can Take a Steep Toll

Math teacher Veronica Lyon is one of the people who makes support for traumatized students work at Lincoln Middle School in Clarkston, Wash., a rural community on the Idaho border.


Sarah D. Sparks| September 17, 2019



Politics K-12 (Education Week)--Federal Government Would Track School Shooters' Motives Under Democrats' Bill

Legislation passed by the House education committee Wednesday would for the first time provide an official definition for a school shooting and also require the federal government to track school shooters' motivations, as well as the demographics of shootings' victims and perpetrators. 


Andrew Ujifusa on September 18, 2019 2:17 PM

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