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Education Week: 2016 Education Rankings Put States, Nation to the Test

(http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/07/2016-education-rankings-put-states-nation-to-the-test.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1)

As Education Week's Quality Counts turns 20, the nation has posted a solid C—the same as last year—on the report's 2016 summative-grading indicator.

The report card has evolved through the years, taking on its current, streamlined form in 2015.

 

Star Ledger - N.J. gets a 'B' in school quality report

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 
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on January 08, 2016 at 7:09 AM, updated January 08, 2016 at 7:20 AM

(http://www.nj.com/education/2016/01/nj_gets_a_b_in_latest_school_quality_report.html#incart_2box_nj-homepage-featured)

TRENTON — Ranking above the national average in every major category considered, New Jersey's school system once again placed among America's best in an annual report on school quality. New Jersey earned a 'B' on the Quality Counts report by Editorial Projects in Education, the publisher of Education Week. Only Massachusetts, which received a 'B-plus' was ranked higher in the study released Thursday. 

The grades are based on ratings in three major categories… Here is a look at how New Jersey scored in each category…

 

NJ Spotlight - FINE PRINT: THE HEALTH STUDY THAT COULD HELP TURN SCHOOL RECESS INTO LA…Giving kids a break is at the heart of a Senate bill that wants to ensure that recess is part of every school day

JOHN MOONEY | JANUARY 8, 2016

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/01/07/fine-print-the-health-study-that-could-help-turn-school-recess-into-law/

What it is: A national study in 2013 by the American Academy of Pediatrics first promoted the value of recess in the school day, saying the health and social benefits were invaluable and measurable.

 

NYTimes: California Governor Proposes Increased Education Funding (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/01/07/us/politics/07reuters-california-budget.html?_r=0)

 

Washington Post: New student database slammed by privacy experts (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/01/07/new-student-database-slammed-by-privacy-experts/)