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7-25-22 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Heavy criticism over public workers’ health insurance rate hikes

New Jersey’s State Health Benefits Plan is at the center of a political storm, as it faces premium increases as much as 24% for 2023

https://www.njspotlightnews.org/2022/07/state-health-benefit-plan-insurance-premium-increase-criticism-county-local-officials-lawmakers/

Lilo H. Stainton, Health care writer | July 25, 2022 | Health Care

 

The Record--NJ public preschools get $198M from feds, $68M from state. Here's the breakdown

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/education/2022/07/25/nj-early-education-programs-budget-boost-covid-relief/65379332007/

Mary Ann Koruth| NorthJersey.com| July 25, 2022

 

Asbury Park Press--NJ tells schools to administer Start Strong test in the fall to further assess students

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/2022/07/25/nj-education-start-strong-test-fall-2022-assess-students/65380723007/

Mary Ann Koruth| NorthJersey.com| July 25, 2022

 

Washington Post--Claim that sex ed ‘grooms’ kids jolted Nebraska politics a year before it swept nation

The unsubstantiated claim led to a backlash against sex education that helped topple local Republican Party leaders and propelled a wave of far-right candidates for local and statewide school board.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/07/24/grooming-sex-ed-nebraska-judith-reisman/

Beth Reinhard and Emma Brown| July 24, 2022

 

Education Dive--As states tackle teacher shortages, which plans show the most promise?

Local and regional nuances mean there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to the problem, but some solutions are better suited to those challenges than others.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/as-states-tackle-teacher-shortages-which-plans-show-the-most-promise/627920/

Roger Riddell Senior Editor| Published July 22, 2022

 

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: More police in schools are not the answer. It’s up to educators to make schools safe

Instead of cops, schools need more support for the social, emotional and mental health needs of students

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-more-police-in-schools-are-not-the-answer-its-up-to-educators-to-make-schools-safe/

Lori Bezahler| July 25, 2022

 

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Paper books linked to stronger readers in an international study

As poor students gain access to technology, they lag behind rich students in access to physical books

https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-paper-books-linked-to-stronger-readers-in-an-international-study/

Jill Barshay| July 25, 2022