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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.
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Testimony on delayed learning from Rachel Goldberg, letter on cessation of SBYSP and more...'
Virtual and In-Person Meeting Calendar for 2024-2025
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GSCS Critical Issues
6-21-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Bill would set guidelines for how to teach reading...' NY Times--Newark Schools Struggle to Keep Students Cool...'

Wall Street Journal--A Record Number of Kids Are in Special Education—and It’s Getting Harder to Help Them All...'

Education Week--‘Psychological Warfare': Teachers Sound Off on Classroom Management...'

Chalkbeat--New Jersey unveils resources for educators using AI in schools as state aims to pioneer innovations...'

Education Dive--SIIA warns schools and ed tech to prepare for costly, time-consuming Title II compliance...'

Edutopia--7 Strategies to Activate Students’ SEL Skills...'

6-20-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: A call to do more to stop illegal vaping among young people...' InsiderNJ--The Assembly Education Committee Votes to Protects Librarians...'

NY Times--Louisiana Requires All Public Classrooms to Display Ten Commandments...'

The Atlantic--The Schools That Are No Longer Teaching Kids to Read Books...'

Education Week--Who’s Eligible for Special Education Services? Schools Struggle to Keep Up...'

Chalkbeat--Teachers’ job stress has improved to pre-pandemic levels. They’re still pretty stressed out...'

The Hechinger Report--What teachers want from AI...'

6-19-24 Education in the News
NY Times--California Joins Growing National Effort to Ban Smartphone Use in Schools...' NY Times--How Black Librarians Helped Create Generations of Black Literature...'

Education Week--What Schools Can Learn From a Global Assessment on Creative Thinking...'

Chalkbeat--Teachers’ job stress has improved to pre-pandemic levels. They’re still pretty stressed out...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: There are lessons to be learned from Finland, but giving smartphones to young children isn’t one of them...'

6-18-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--No shortage of opinions on what defines antisemitism...' Education Week--Social Media Should Come With a Warning, Says U.S. Surgeon General...'

Education Dive--House education committee advances resolution to repeal Title IX final rule...'

6-17-24 Education in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer—Senior week is still a money-maker for Wildwood businesses, whether they like the tradition or not...' NY Times--A School With 7 Students: Inside the ‘Microschools’ Movement...'

The Atlantic--Before Juneteenth...'

Education Week--We Can End Academic Tracking Fast—Or We Can Do It Right...'

Education Dive--Book ban lawsuits one step closer to Supreme Court...'

Edutopia--Social Media’s Favorite English Teacher...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Teens are looking to AI for information and answers, two surveys show...'

6-14-24 Education in the News
NY Times--Grand Jury Declines to Indict Principal Accused of Endangering a Student...' Washington Post--Which states are restricting, or requiring, lessons on race, sex and gender...'

NPR--Kindergartners are missing a lot of school. This district has a fix...'

Education Week--What Happened When This District Did an About-Face on Cellphones...'

Education Dive--Book ban lawsuits one step closer to Supreme Court...'

6-13-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--A new emphasis on electrifying NJ’s school bus fleet...' Star Ledger--8 N.J. parents groups labeled ‘anti-government’ on new list by hate watchdog organization...'

Education Week--As Districts Weigh 4-Day Weeks, Research Overlooks Their Most Pressing Questions...'

Chalkbeat--NYC gets $27 million from Juul lawsuit settlement to combat youth vaping...'

Education Dive--PowerSchool to go private in $5.6B deal...'

6-12-24 Education in the News
Education Week--Districts Struggle to Find the Least Harmful Cuts as Budgets Shrink...' Chalkbeat--Op-Ed: Most NYC high schools don’t have a student newspaper. Teachers can help change that...'

Education Dive--What are the most common school communications crises?...'

6-11-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Legislation is aimed at protecting librarians from abuse, intimidation...' Star Ledger--N.J. high school starts fix for yearbooks with Muslim student photo on Jewish club page...'

Philadelphia Inquirer—Who is Kwame Morton, Cherry Hill’s new schools chief?...'

NPR--What’s a book ban anyway? Depends on who you ask...'

Education Week--Cellphones Turned My Teaching Career From ‘Awesome’ to Exhausting...'

Education Dive--Chronic absenteeism rates almost doubled during pandemic...'

6-10-24 Education in the News
Asbury Park Press--Southern Poverty Law Center labels NJ parents' rights groups as 'antigovernment'...' NPR--With 'chronic absenteeism' soaring in schools, most parents aren’t sure what it is...'

Education Week--4 Keys to Building a Pipeline From High School to the Teaching Profession...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: As teacher layoffs loom, research evidence mounts that seniority protections hurt kids in poverty...'

6-7-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers advance bill to limit book bans, give librarians more protections...' NJ Monitor--Bill on library book selection clears Assembly panel after four-hour hearing...'

NPR--Some states are seeing chronic absenteeism soar to more than 40% of students...'

Education Week--A More Complete Picture of Immigration’s Impact on U.S. Public Schools...'

Education Dive--Hoping to block Title IX final rule, lawmakers invoke Congressional Review Act...'

6-6-24 Education in the News
Chalkbeat (via NJ Spotlight)--High school graduation rates for Black boys are improving, but disparities persist...' Star Ledger--4 N.J. school districts cutting more than 60 teachers, staff positions...'

Washington Post—Billions in tax dollars now go to religious schools via vouchers...'

Education Week--What Is Title IX? Schools, Sports, and Sex Discrimination...'

Chalkbeat--Pennsylvania House takes first step to turn fair education funding plan into law...'

Education Dive--Bipartisan Senate bill would create federal guidance for AI in schools...'

The Hechinger Report--A checklist no one wants: 8 steps to take after a school shooting...'

6-5-24 Educaiton in the News
NJ Spotlight--Financial uncertainties add to teacher shortage in some districts...' Education Week--Young Kids Are Struggling With Skills Like Listening, Sharing, and Using Scissors...'

Education Dive--Cardona: Education Department ‘acutely aware’ of FAFSA obstacles...'

Edutopia--Using AI Tutors to Flip Your Classroom...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: It’s not just about tech and anxiety. What are kids learning?...'

6-4-24 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ debates how best to deliver preschool...' Star Ledger--There’s a new way to apprentice to become a teacher in N.J. Here’s who’s eligible...'

The Record--NJ school segregation lawsuit talks may continue for months. Here's what they're saying...'

Education Week--Team Teaching: A Boost to Teacher Retention...'

Education Dive--Do state assessments need an overhaul?...'

6-3-24 Education in the News
Education Week--Restorative Justice in Schools, Explained...' Education Dive--Graduation rates rebounded shortly after pandemic hiccup...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Writing researcher finds AI feedback ‘better than I thought’...'

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