8-16-18 Education in the News

Star Ledger--Students were bullied because of dirty clothes. Washing machines in the locker room will change that.

The Facebook picture of Akbar Cook standing in front of washing machines and dryers looked rather odd at West Side High School in Newark.

Not to Cook, who is the school's new principal this school year. The appliances are not out of place at all. In fact, he said, they're needed to remove a barrier that kept students from coming to school when he was vice principal.

https://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/08/students_were_bullied_because_of_dirty_clothes_a_p.html#incart_river_index

Barry Carter| Updated Aug 15, 8:26 AM; Posted Aug 15, 8:25 AM

 

Education Week--The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn't Add Up

As students plan for what comes after high school, they need more support

Nationwide, public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced. The average student-to-school-counselor ratio is 482-to-1—nearly double the 250-to-1 ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association. In fact, only three states—New Hampshire, Vermont, and Wyoming—have statewide averages that fall at or below the recommended ratio.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/08/14/the-troubling-student-to-counselor-ratio-that-doesnt-add.html

Alanna Fuschillo| August 14, 2018