|3-20-19 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Group May Head Back to Court over Lack of NJ School Desegregation
A lawsuit filed last year claims residency rules are to blame for lack of diversity in New Jersey public education
A coalition of organizations that sued New Jersey last year to desegregate public schools is prepared to go back to court to press for a solution, because of a lack of progress in settlement talks with state officials.
Colleen O'Dea | March 20, 2019
Star Ledger--Ex-prison guards can now patrol N.J. schools as armed police
Fueled by fear and finances, a new state law will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.
Signed Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy, the law lets retired NJ Transit cops, Port Authority Police, Fish and Wildlife officers and others become part-time school police officers under the direction of the local police chief. It comes amid a push to bolster school security following last year’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 19, 5:54 PM; Posted Mar 19, 11:38 AM
Most people may not know about the Schools Development Authority, but taxpayers pay more than $1 billion a year to support it.
Dustin Racioppi| March 20, 2019
NY Times--Admissions Scandal Stokes Hard Questions on Recruited Athletes
A dozen years ago, the University of Washington barred athletic coaches from having contact with anyone in the admissions department.
With a move that now seems prescient, two new administrators supervising athletics sought to allay any concerns that coaches could put undue pressure on admissions personnel. The change also brought more oversight to athletics, in this case through a committee of senior faculty members, deans and other university representatives.
Bill Pennington| March 19, 2019
NPR--When The News Is Scary, What To Say To Kids
Whether a school shooting or a deadly tornado, scary events in the news can leave parents struggling to know when--and how-- they should talk with their kids about it. Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Tara Conley, a media studies professor at Montclair State University, give us tips.
March 18, 201912:03 AM ET
Garden State Coalition of Schools