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NJ Spotlight--New Jersey Gears Up for New Law Replacing Federal 'No Child Left Behind Act'…Individual states will have more control over how they assess student achievement ‘With the federal No Child Left Behind Act now in the rear mirror, the new Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) could bring its own challenges both to New Jersey’s public schools and the state department that oversees them.A great deal is still unclear about the massive new federal law. But state officials and school advocates are starting to talk about how it could play out for education in the state, in both the short and long term. The biggest changes will be in the way districts and schools are required to test students and what they then must do with those results…’

Star Ledger--On N.J. bullying law, can we get off the crazy train?    Editorial ‘A teenager's controversial Twitter posts about Israel were not bullying, according to the findings of a Fair Lawn school district investigation. Neither was her tweet involving a student who had unfollowed her because of those political views…This is what's known as freedom of speech, something that still exists in the United States…’


NJ Spotlight--New Jersey Gears Up for New Law Replacing Federal 'No Child Left Behind Act'

Individual states will have more control over how they assess student achievement

With the federal No Child Left Behind Act now in the rear mirror, the new Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) could bring its own challenges both to New Jersey’s public schools and the state department that oversees them.

A great deal is still unclear about the massive new federal law. But state officials and school advocates are starting to talk about how it could play out for education in the state, in both the short and long term.

The biggest changes will be in the way districts and schools are required to test students and what they then must do with those results.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/03/14/nj-gears-up-for-new-law-replacing-federal-no-children-left-behind-act/

John Mooney | March 15, 2016

 

Star Ledger--On N.J. bullying law, can we get off the crazy train? | Editorial

A teenager's controversial Twitter posts about Israel were not bullying, according to the findings of a Fair Lawn school district investigation. Neither was her tweet involving a student who had unfollowed her because of those political views.

This is what's known as freedom of speech, something that still exists in the United States.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/03/on_nj_bullying_law_can_we_get_off_the_crazy_train.html#incart_river_index

Star-Ledger Editorial Board | March 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM, updated March 14, 2016 at 5:42 PM

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