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Virtual and In-Person Meeting Calendar for 2022-2023
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GSCS Statement Condemning Violence Motivated by Race, Ethnicity or Sexual Orientation
With the recent spate of violent bias-based crimes and other incidences of hatred based on perceived characteristics of individuals or groups, the Garden State Coalition of Schools wants to reaffirm our support of all those who advocate for the changes that will put an end to those expressions of hatred and promote increased understanding and peaceful resolution of conflict in our communities.
Latest Testimonies and Letters
Testimony on delayed learning from Rachel Goldberg, letter on cessation of SBYSP and more...'
Every year GSCS puts together a “Critical Issues Sheet” to help define focus areas for the school year...'
3-24-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Protect children from addiction, NJ lawmakers tell social media companies...' Star Ledger--No more fall statewide tests, N.J. education department announces...'

The Record--Why your parenting style won't work with digital kids: Tips from NJ mental-health experts...'

NY Times--Now, Poorer Children Are Falling Behind on the Playing Field...'

NY Times--Shooting at Denver High School Focuses Attention on School Safety Plans...'

Education Week--TikTok Is Raising National Security, Privacy Concerns. Should Educators Steer Clear?...'

Chalkbeat--Denver schools are bringing back police. Other places in the U.S. already have...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept approves extensions for ESSER, GEER spending...'

3-23-23 Education in the News
NY Times--Denver Student Shoots 2 School Administrators, Police Say...' The Atlantic--Why Kids Aren’t Falling in Love With Reading...'

NPR--Plot twist: Activists skirt book bans with guerrilla giveaways and pop-up libraries...'

Education Week--Here’s How 4 States Spent Their ESSER Money...'

Education Dive--How is New York setting the standard for implementing student data privacy policies?...'

The Hechinger Report--Toddlers need social emotional learning, teachers say...'

3-22-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--First budget hearing marked by various calls for extra funding...' Star Ledger--N.J. fast-tracking plan to reduce school aid cuts. See how much districts would get...'

NY Times--Teacher Shot by 6-Year-Old Will ‘Never Forget’ the Look on His Face...'

Washington Post--FAFSA redesign delayed by two months, says Education Dept...'

The Atlantic--Is This the Singularity for Standardized Tests?...'

NPR--In 'The Teachers,' passion motivates, even as conditions grow worse for educators...'

Education Week--One Way to Set Students Up for Success: Let Them Sleep...'

Education Week--The Origins of Racial Inequality in Education...'

Chalkbeat--Tutoring isn’t reaching most students. Here’s how to vastly expand it...'

Education Dive--Supreme Court rules against district in Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools special ed case...'

3-21-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers fast-track measure to partly make up for school-aid cuts...' NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: When COVID-19 relief runs out, schools will need support systems in place...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--Cherry Hill School Superintendent Has Been Recruited by a PA District...'

NPR--With gun control far from sight, schools redesign for student safety...'

Education Week--Teacher Apprenticeships Are Booming in Wake of Shortages. Here’s What You Need to Know...'

Education Dive--Can school-led immunization efforts raise low COVID vaccination rates?...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: New federal funding alone won’t be enough to help students catch up in the classroom post pandemic...'

3-20-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ students take high school exit exam amid concerns about passing score, usefulness...' NJ Spotlight--Training in suicide prevention proposed for more school personnel Legislation would require principals, librarians, other school staffers to get training...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--Philly high school students now have free online mental health help, but some parents worry about its use...'

The Hechinger Report--Inside a growing federal effort to prepare students for cybersecurity careers...'

Asbury Park Press--Shore schools could receive nearly $40 million more in aid under new deal, Senator says...'

Edutopia--Why the 100-Point Grading Scale Is a Stacked Deck...'

Washington Post--Covid changed parents’ view of schools — and ignited the education culture wars...'

Education Dive--CDC: Poor sleep during COVID-19 linked to greater difficulty doing schoolwork...'

3-17-23 Education in the News
Chalkbeat--New Jersey students take high school exit exam amid concerns about passing score, usefulness...' Education Week--Kids Understand More From Books Than Screens, But That’s Not Always the Case...'

Education Dive--School lunch participation leapt 51% during 2021-22...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Lessons from city planners may help address student behavior problems...'

TAPinto Asbury Park--Senate Education Chair Vin Gopal pushing Governor Murphy for up to $100 million dollar school funding relief package...'

3-16-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Murphy and NJ’s teachers unions — perfect together...' InsiderNJ--NJ Public Education Advocates Seek State Guidance on Attempts by Local School Districts to Subvert Mandated Health and Physical Education Curriculum...'

NY Times--Florida Scoured Math Textbooks for ‘Prohibited Topics.’ Next Up:...'

The Atlantic--The Librarians Are Not Okay...'

Education Week--Making the Case for Schools That Don’t Look Like Prisons...'

Chalkbeat--I was once a struggling math student. Now I teach the subject that terrified me...'

Education Dive--Democrats introduce their own ‘Bill of Rights’ for public school students, parents...'

Edutopia--6 Steps to Protect Student Data Privacy...'

3-15-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--It’s illegal to censor student journalists but some districts refuse to comply with the law    Opinion...'
Education Week--The Gender Pay Gap Is a Problem for Teachers, Too...'

Education Dive--Top ed tech sites used by schools employ ‘extensive’ tracking tools...'

3-14-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Saving young lives by learning suicide’s warning signs...' NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Let’s reexamine impact of the ‘Mount Laurel doctrine’...'

InsiderNJ—(Op-Ed) Murphy’s School Funding Lucky Zip Code Lottery...'

Education Week--Many Educators Give Their School Buildings Low Grades. There’s No Big Fix in Sight...'

Education Dive--Superintendents skew younger, but diversity remains elusive...'

Edutopia--4 Practical Ways Administrators Can Support Teachers...'

3-13-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Democracy must be reborn in every generation. That requires a civic education.    Opinion...'
NY Times--School District Sued Over Handling of Student’s Pledge of Allegiance Protest...'

Education Week--Status Check: The Top Challenges to Social-Emotional Learning and How to Address Them...'

Education Dive--Dropout rates have ticked up in some states. How big is the problem?...'

Education Dive--Learner, educator support needed to encourage underrepresented students to take advanced courses...'

3-10-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--‘Adriana’s Law’ would target school-related cyberbullying...' The Record--Get into NJ parks for free again. What other fee waivers are in Murphy's proposed budget?...'

Philadelphia Inquirer—(Op-Ed) What does ChatGPT mean for grammar, cyberbullying, and the future of language?...'

NY Times--How to Get Kids to Hate English...'

Education Week--Teachers Explain Why Letting Students Redo Assignments Is Problematic...'

Chalkbeat--Tutoring help reaches few students despite nationwide push...'

Education Dive--Biden requests $90B for Education Department in FY24 budget...'

Edutopia--Embedding Voice and Choice in Professional Learning...'

3-9-23 Education in the News
Education Week--A Hotline for Educators: Advocacy Group Pledges Support in Midst of Ugly Politics...' Education Dive--More evidence shows teachers are increasingly exiting the classroom...'
3-8-23 Education in the News
The Record--Morris Prosecutor's Office reminds Jefferson HS students: 'Your life is being filmed'...' Education Week--Teachers Say a New Parents’ Bill of Rights Doesn’t Solve Schools’ Problems...'

Education Dive--Summer programs still robust for 2023, but future slowdown looms...'

3-7-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Speed saves: Acting fast is key to preventing teen suicides...' Jersey Journal--Bayonne superintendent leans heavily on students’ ideas for new anti-bullying initiative...'

Education Week--What Do Teachers Think of ChatGPT? You Might Be Surprised...'

Chalkbeat--Student behavior remains concerning amid COVID’s impact, educators say...'

Education Dive--How can districts help prevent millions of children from losing Medicaid coverage?...'

The Hechinger Report—(Op-Ed) STUDENT VOICES: We need more women in STEM fields, and we have ideas for making that happen...'

3-6-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J.’s call for school volunteers is far from meeting its goal (Updated to include comments from DOE)...' Asbury Park Press--Parents, educators plead with legislators for fixes after Central Regional student's death...'

NY times--Meeting the Mental Health Challenge in School and at Home...'

Chalkbeat--Teacher turnover hits new highs across the U.S.

Education Week--What’s the Best Thing Happening in Schools Right Now? We Asked Top Teachers...'

Education Dive--States invest ESSER funds in tutoring but scalability remains a challenge...'

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