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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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9-29-23 Education in the News
Education Week--What’s Keeping People From Becoming Teachers? An Eye-Popping To-Do List, for One...' Education Dive--Ed tech budget relief: Google doubles down on longer Chromebook lifespans...'

The Hechinger Report--Teachers struggle to teach the Holocaust without running afoul of new ‘divisive concepts’ rules...'

9-28-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Book challenges, bans put librarians in the crosshairs...' Star Ledger--N.J. district can seize, examine kids’ cell phones under new rules to battle cyberbullying...'

InsiderNJ—(Press Release)--Governor, First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education Establish First-in-the-Nation Office of Climate Change Education...'

NPR--New California law bars schoolbook bans based on racial and LGBTQ topics...'

Education Week--Students Get Hundreds of Notifications on Their Phones Every Day. Even at School...'

Education Dive--97% of teens say they use their phones during the school day...'

Edutopia--Redefining What High School Is Supposed to Look Like...'

9-27-23 Educaion in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer--Camden County is equipping school bus drivers with Narcan kits...' NY Times--We’re Teaching Music to Kids All Wrong...'

Education Week--What Does a School Principal Do? An Explainer...'

Education Dive--USDA final rule expands free meal access at high-poverty schools...'

9-26-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. district can seize, examine kids’ cell phones under new rules to battle cyberbullying...' Washington Post—Home schooling today is less religious and more diverse, poll finds...'

Education Week--District Leaders Are Walking a Fine Line on Cellphone Policies. What That Looks Like...'

9-25-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Newark teacher pathway program supports aspiring educators...'
The Record—Op-Ed: Are anxious NJ Dems turning from Platkin's parental rights fight? It looks like it    Stile...'

Education Week--Is This the Year Students Finally Catch Up From the Pandemic? Educators Think So...'

Education Dive--K-12 decision-making is subject of lawsuits contesting power, politics...'

Edutopia--Making Climate Change Connections in Every Class...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Lowering test anxiety in the classroom...'

9-22-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--School boards move to repeal transgender policy...' The Record--Black and Latino kids still face more discipline at school than white peers, NJ says...'

NPR--School book bans show no signs of slowing, new PEN America report finds...'

Education Dive--Districts nationwide exploring, tweaking equitable grading policies...'

9-21-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Teaching climate change in NJ classrooms — new guidance...' Star Ledger--N.J. school district rescinds policy limiting meals over unpaid food bills...'

The Atlantic--Parent Diplomacy Is Overwhelming Teachers...'

NPR--There have been attempts to censor more than 1,900 library book titles so far in 2023...'

Education Week--Recruiting More Bilingual Teachers: The Challenges and Solutions...'

Chalkbeat--The pandemic is over. But American schools still aren’t the same...'

The Hechinger Report--For teachers who fear math, banishing bad memories can help...'

9-20-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--State squashes school district’s effort to penalize students for unpaid lunch fees...' Star Ledger--N.J.’s new Teacher of the Year: ‘I did not love high school,’ but it’s a joy to come to work...'

NJ Monitor--N.J. lawmakers added $1.5 billion to budget, but few funds went to competitive districts...'

Education Dive--Why some schools are embracing gender support plans for LGBTQ+ students...'

9-19-23 Education in the News
Education Week--There’s Still No Consensus on Accountability for Teacher Prep...' Education Dive--Proposed Section 504 rule still being drafted...'

The Hechinger Report--In Virginia, a battle over history standards ends in compromise...'

9-18-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ needs to bump up school aid to meet higher standards, report says...' NJ Monitor--The right thing to do, period...'

Education Week--LGBTQ+ Students Feel the Weight of a Push for Parents’ Rights...'

Chalkbeat--High school students need time and space to read for pleasure. Here’s why it matters...'

Education Dive--Education Dept prioritizes increasing multilingual educators...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: It’s easier and easier to get an A in math...'

9-15-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--State boosts mental health care funding for some school districts...' The Record--As fierce competition grows, NJ school districts grapple to find qualified bus drivers...'

Education Week--Older Students ‘Running Out of Time’ for Academic Recovery...'

Education Dive—(Opinion): Colleges are ditching the SAT. The high school transcript should be next...'

The Hechinger Report--Why schoolyards are a critical space for teaching about — and fighting — extreme heat and climate change...'

9-14-23 Education in the News
The Record--National right-wing groups enter NJ's legal battles with schools over parental rights...' NJ Monitor--Hit the snooze button: States debate later high school start times...'

NY Times—Opinion: People Don’t Want to Be Teachers Anymore. Can You Blame Them?...'

Education Week--Parents’ Rights Groups Have Mobilized. What Does It Mean for Students?...'

Chalkbeat--Schools face a funding cliff. How bad will the fall be?...'

The Hechinger Report--The ‘science of reading’ swept reforms into classrooms nationwide. What about math?...'

9-13-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Summer club helps Paterson teens deal with conflict and trauma...' NJ Spotlight--Teen suicide prevention: What parents and teachers need to know...'

NJ Monitor--U.S. Senate hearing on book bans probes censorship attempts in local libraries...'

NY Times--Amid Reading Wars, Teachers College Will Close a Star Professor’s Shop...'

Education Week--Teachers Work 50-Plus Hours a Week—And Other Findings From a New Survey on Teacher Pay...'

Chalkbeat--Is public education dead or just redefined? Author Cara Fitzpatrick on the history of school choice...'

Education Dive--4 ways administrators can mitigate disruptive student behaviors...'

9-12-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--After student suicides, N.J. schools try new ways to stop bullying...' The Record (USA Today Network)--'Never lose touch with the child inside you': Why need Fred Rogers today...'

NY Times—Book Review: Is School Choice Destroying Public Education?...'

Education Week--The School Year Started Off Hot. Experts Say It Wasn’t a Fluke...'

Education Dive--Teachers increasingly turning to digital, self-created materials for lessons...'

Edutopia--The Science of Belonging and Connection...'

The Hechinger Report--The ‘science of reading’ swept reforms into classrooms nationwide. What about math?...'

9-11-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: NJ must work to combat antisemitism in schools...' InsiderNJ—Press Release: Garden State Equality members, community leaders and organizations rally to support State Board of Education equity and inclusion efforts...'

NY Times—Op-Ed: We Can Fight Learning Loss Only With Accountability and Action...'

Education Week--States Eye Assessment Throughout the Year as Frustration With Standardized Testing Mounts...'

Education Dive--How much is extreme weather hindering learning?...'

9-8-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Contentious issues aired before State Board of Education...' InsiderNJ--Garden State Equality members, community leaders and organizations rally to support State Board of Education equity and inclusion efforts...'

Washington Post--Biden fights back against GOP onslaught on education — cautiously...'

NPR--Extreme heat is cutting into recess for kids. Experts say that's a problem...'

Education Week--Public Schools Rely on Underpaid Female Labor. It’s Not Sustainable...'

Education Dive--CISA creates voluntary ed tech pledge to boost K-12 cybersecurity...'

9-7-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Amid culture wars, school board elections grow more partisan...' NJ Spotlight--Parents seize chance to address hot-button education issues...'

Star Ledger--‘It isn’t pretty at all.’ N.J. school districts scramble to fill vacancies...'

The Ledger--National right-wing groups enter NJ's legal battles with schools over parental rights...'

NJ Monitor--Advocates call on New Jersey lawmakers to make school meals free for all students...'

InsiderNJ--Court Blocks Hanover Board of Ed Policy...'

NY Times--In Schools, an Invisible Threat Becomes Clear...'

Washington Post--A few schools mandated masks. Conservatives hit back hard...'

Chalkbeat--Schools are cutting recovery programs as U.S. aid money dries up. Students are still struggling...'

Education Dive--Higher chronic absenteeism rates linked to NAEP score declines...'

9-6-23 Education in the News
NJ spotlight--A back-to-school primer on NJ’s vaccination requirements for kids...' Star Ledger--5 burning questions that will define N.J.’s new school year...'

MyCentralJersey.com—Mental health awareness tops back-to-school checklist...'

NY Times--Where Are the Students?...'

NPR--A heat wave, and lack of air conditioning, disrupt school districts nationwide...'

Education Week--What Does It Actually Mean for Schools to Be Public?...'

Chalkbeat--The public is souring on American education, but parents still give own child’s school high marks...'

The Hechinger Report--COLUMN: Is A/C the new ABC? As the country gets hotter, schools need upgrades...'

9-5-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--To fight bias, should NJ schools teach about Sikh religion?...'
Jersey Journal: Opinion: Would you know if your child had gender identity issues?    Quigley...'

The Record—Opinion: 'We’re coming for you': Parental rights inflames the NJ fall races - Stile...'

Philadelphia Inquirer—N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy made it easier for districts to hire retired teachers this year. Did it help fill vacancies?...'

NJ Monitor--For New Jersey teens, restrictions grow on where they can go without adults...'

Washington Post--Ban or Embrace? Colleges Wrestle With A.I.-Generated Admissions Essays...'

Education Week--Educators Feel Growing Pressure for Students to Perform Well on Standardized Tests...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: It’s easy to fool ChatGPT detectors...'

9-1-23 Education in the News
N.J.’s biggest high school has 3,350 students. See how your school compares...' CNN--‘All we want is revenge’: How social media fuels gun violence among teens...'

The Reocrd--Ridgewood high school students will have a later start time when they return to school...'

MyCentralJersey.com--Back to school: Expert advice on anxiety, bullying, stress for students, teachers, parents...'

NY Times—Opinion: A Word on Censorship From the Book-Banning Monster of Iowa...'

Education Week--3rd Grade Reading Retention: Why the Research Is Complicated...'

Education Dive--Final Title IX rules likely to be pushed beyond October...'

8-31-23 Education in the News
The Record--NJ has tough gun laws, but local spending to boost school security has surged...' The Atlantic--High-School English Needed a Makeover Before ChatGPT...'

Education Week--Race-Based Affinity Groups Should Be Open to All Students, Biden Admin. Tells Schools...'

Education Dive--By the Numbers: Teacher vacancies jump by 51%...'

The Hechinger Report--As more young people receive psychiatric care, some hospitals have opened their own schools...'

8-30-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Controversy endures over change in school equity code...' NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: In a post-affirmative-action world, we must expand access to AP courses...'

NPR--As more teens overdose on fentanyl, schools face a drug crisis unlike any other...'

Education Week--Are Some Students Taking Too Many AP Courses? A College Board Official Responds...'

Education Dive--Highlighter vape pens add new layer of haze to school prevention efforts...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Our kids need extra help. This is no time to slash federal funding for schools...'

8-29-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Stop discriminating against kids when disciplining them, state warns N.J. schools in new rules...' The Record--NJ changes to school equity code won't affect trans youth in sports, group says...'

Education Week--Most Teachers Spend Their Own Money on School Supplies. Should They?...'

Chalkbeat--Is school integration a path to racial equality? Journalist Laura Meckler on her new book ‘Dream Town.’...'

Education Dive--Pandemic learning recovery ‘slow and inconsistent’...'

Edutopia--Evaluating Your School’s Culture and Climate...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Three views of pandemic learning loss and recovery...'

8-28-23 Education in the News
The Record--Study: More than 90 percent of teachers spend out of pocket for back-to-school supplies...' NY Times--Covid Closed the Nation’s Schools. Cleaner Air Can Keep Them Open...'

NPR--As classes resume in sweltering heat, many schools lack air conditioning...'

Education Week--Civics Education: Can We Teach Patriotism Without the Conformity?...'

Chalkbeat--Schools can host frank discussions of racism, but likely can’t create race-limited groups, feds say...'

Education Dive--4 best practices to ensure smooth transitions for new high schoolers...'

Edutopia--What to Do About Increasing Dysregulation in the Early Grades...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Three views of pandemic learning loss and recovery...'

CNN--Why failure is your child’s best tool...'

8-25-23 Education in the News
The Record--This how we can take the road back to a love for literature...' Philadelphia Inquirer—Opinion: What we lose when we focus on test scores...'

Education Week--Teachers Say Those Ubiquitous, Every-Few-Months Tests Don’t Always Capture What’s Taught...'

Education Dive--‘Education culture wars’ legislation heats up...'

8-24-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Taking the fight against ‘period poverty’ to the schools...' The Record--Mental health education is imperative for New Jersey's students. Here's why...'

MyCentralJersey.com (USA Today Network)--2023 teacher shortages: What to know about vacancies in your region...'

NPR--Schools could be getting millions more from Medicaid. Why aren't they?...'

Education Week--School Districts Prepare for Major Staffing Cuts as ESSER Winds Down...'

Education Dive--Voters’ top K-12 concerns include pandemic learning recovery, scant funding...'

8-23-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Gender issues in NJ schools: Key questions and answers...' NJ Spotlight--Stronger mental health services in schools is goal of new NJ program...'

NJ Monitor--New Jersey’s ‘back to school’ sales tax holiday begins Saturday...'

Education Week--Here’s How Various High School Programs Cover Psychology...'

Education Dive--3 factors influencing school safety in 2023-24...'

Edutopia—Opinion: Why I Keep Teaching...'

OPINION: The charade of ‘test-optional’ admissions...'

8-22-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Program layers on more mental health services at 50 NJ schools...' NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: Judge’s ruling on school transgender policies — what it means and what’s next...'

Education Week--Staff Shortages in Schools Are Here to Stay. Here’s Why...'

Chalkbeat--The science that’s missing from science of reading laws...'

Education Dive--NAEP on track for online administration in 2024...'

8-21-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--Football might raise risk of Parkinson’s, study finds. But N.J. coaches say it’s safer than ever...' Star Ledger--Judge blocks N.J. schools’ sharply debated policy to notify parents about trans students...'

NPR--New Jersey requires climate change education. A year in, here's how it's going...'

Education Week--Schools Are a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks, and It’s Getting Worse...'

Edutopia--11 Books To Refresh Your Leadership Library...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Summer school programs too short and not popular enough to reverse pandemic learning loss, researchers say...'

8-18-23 Education in the News
NJ Monitor--New law halts state aid cuts at some regional school districts...' Education Week--Teens Need to Start School Later. No More Excuses, Experts Say...'

Education Dive--Will state limits to how ‘sex’ is defined exclude transgender students?...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Lessons from Mississippi: Is there really a miracle here we can all learn from?...'

8-17-23 Education in the News
Education Dive--Federal proposal could reshape how districts accommodate pregnant employees...' Star Ledger--Are youth sports too expensive? New bill would offer tax savings...'

NY Times--The Shortage in School Bus Drivers Is Getting Worse...'

Education Week--5 Ways Districts Are Filling Teacher Vacancies...'

8-16-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Fundamental arguments about parental rights aired in NJ court hearing https://www.njspotlightnews.org/2023/08/nj-court-hears-transgender-related-parental-rights-arguments/
Hannah Gross, Education and Child Welfare Writer    August 16, 2023    Education, Social

Education Week--New Laws Aim to Combat the Youth Mental Health Crisis. Here’s What They Do...'

Chalkbeat--Pandemic-era summer school boosts math scores, but barely makes a dent in steep learning loss...'

Education Dive--Why the superintendent job is getting harder...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Tackling research projects can help students get into top colleges and universities...'

8-15-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--It’s not ‘parental rights.’ It’s cynical politics    Editorial...'
Star Ledger--Suit alleging N.J. school discriminated against white students tossed by judge...'

Education Week--Why School Vaccinations Are So Fraught, According to an Infectious Disease Specialist...'

Chalkbeat--Students shouldn’t shy away from talking about race in college essays, Biden officials say...'

Edutopia--Guiding Students to Assess the Merits of Artificial Intelligence Tools...'

The Hechinger Report--Who picks school curriculum? Idaho law hands more power to parents...'

8-14-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--High school athletes prep for extreme heat...' Star Ledger--21 N.J. teachers just got a huge honor. Here’s the list...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--How one Philly high school is building a pipeline of teachers...'

InsiderNJ--Scutari and Coughlin Dive into School Fight – on the Right...'

Education Week--4 Things Educators Need to Know About Kahoot!...'

Chalkbeat--Trump, DeSantis, and Moms For Liberty come to Philadelphia to promote Republican education agenda...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: A research update on social-emotional learning in schools...'

8-11-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Racial, ethnic gaps disclosed in NJ programs for gifted and talented students...' Philadelphia Inquirer--Nicotine exposures are skyrocketing among kids in N.J. and Pa. — especially those under 5...'

NY Times--Florida Schools Try to Adapt to New Rules on Gender, Bathrooms and Pronouns...'

NPR--7 Duties Teachers Would Gladly Stop Doing...'

Chalkbeat--What research shows about universal school meals programs as more states adopt them...'

Education Dive--3 key best practices from the White House K-12 cybersecurity summit...'

The Hechinger Report--Millions of kids are missing weeks of school as attendance tanks across the US...'

8-10-23 Education in the News
Education Week--Polluted Skies and High Heat Expose School Facility Issues, Threaten Students’ Health...' Education Dive--More bathroom lawsuits are being ruled in favor of transgender students...'

The Hechinger Report--These would-be teachers graduated into the pandemic. Will they stick with teaching?...'

8-9-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--New law provides limited help on teacher shortage...' The Record--Culture wars arrive in NJ ahead of fall elections, focusing on gender in education...'

InsiderNJ--Democratic Party Leaders Need to Combat – not Appease – Extremism...'

NPR--Shakespeare and penguin book get caught in Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' laws...'

Education Week--Polarization Is Affecting the Classroom. Educators Have Some Options...'

Education Dive--Montessori method has ‘strong and clear’ impact on student performance...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: We need to plug holes in the principal pipeline...'

8-8-23 Education in the News
The Ledger--Turf wars raging as N.J. residents face off over replacing grass with artificial fields...' NJ Monitor--New Jersey issues grants for school regionalization studies...'

Education Week--Teaching About Data Can Mean Leading Challenging Discussions...'

Chalkbeat—“I felt like I was lost”: NJ students say school segregation impacted their education...'

Education Dive--White House, Ed Dept announce federal effort to bolster K-12 cybersecurity...'

The Hechinger Report--To fight teacher shortages, schools turn to custodians, bus drivers and aides...'

7-28-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight—Segregated: Newark’s teaching force doesn’t always match its divers student body—especially among Latinos...' Education Week--Why Parents ‘Redshirt’ Their Kids in Kindergarten...'

Education Week--Does Parent Involvement Really Help Students? Here’s What the Research Says...'

Chalkbeat--Black students find allies in quest for better mental health: each other...'

Education Dive—Opinion: On the chopping block: The looming threat to America’s educational system...'

Edutopia--Teaching Young Children to Understand Consequences...'

7-27-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight (Montclair Local)—Segregated: Singled Out: Montclair High School students of color say they feel isolated in majority white AP classes...' Education Week--Teacher Professional Development, Explained...'

Education Dive--Nearly a third of transgender youth affected by school athletic bans...'

7-26-23 Education in the News
Education Week--High School Athletes Start Fall Workouts Amid Record-Breaking Heat...' Chalkbeat--Politicians and pundits say parents are furious with schools. Polls say otherwise...'

Education Dive--CDC finds ‘significant’ increase in developmental disabilities among children...'

7-25-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight (WNYC/Gothamist)—Segregated: Why these NJ schools are so diverse, while many are segregated—affordable housing has been key...' InsiderNJ--Murphy Signs Legislation to Establish Commission to Study Effects of Social Media Usage on Youth...'

NY Times--A Student Sues After Suspension for Mocking Principal on Instagram...'

Education Week--Schools Can Expect Major Disruptions If UPS Workers Strike...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept updates guidance on special ed noncompliance...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: High schoolers account for nearly 1 out of every 5 community college students...'

7-24-23 Education in the New
NJ Spotlight (Central Desi)—Segregated: How Asian American students experience our highly segregated K-12 schools...' Star Ledger--N.J. school board sparks outrage over policy change on teacher opinion...'

NY Times--DeSantis Faces Swell of Criticism Over Florida’s New Standards for Black History...'

The Atlantic--Liberal Suburbs Have Their Own Border Wall...'

Education Week--Here’s What Teachers Say They Need Most to Manage Stress, Mental Health...'

Education Dive--Scrutiny over TikTok in schools grows...'

7-21-23 Education in the News
The Village Green (via NJ Spotlight)—Segregated: A working history of Sourth Orange-maplewood school integration, access and equity efforts...' NJ Monitor--Governor Murphy signs bill allowing retired teachers to return to classrooms, keep pensions...'

Education Week--Districts, Take Note: Privacy Is Rare in Apps Used in Schools...'

Chalkbeat--Wondering about tutoring and if your child would benefit? Here are some answers to your questions...'

The Hechinger Report--‘We’re going to have to be a little more nimble’: How school districts are responding to AI...'

7-20-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Newark student reading scores are low. Will the city’s new literacy action plan help?...' Washington Post—Red-state education restrictions leave testbook publishers in a bind...'

Chalkbeat--Mississippi made big test score gains. Here’s what to make of them...'

The Hechinger Report--Preventing suspensions: Tackle discipline problems with empathy first...'

7-19-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Workshops aim to further Holocaust education around NJ...' The Record—Opinion: North Jersey students need gay-straight alliances in their high schools. This is why...'


Education Week--Watchdog Finds Systemic Problems With Major School Meals Program...'

Chalkbeat—Newark student reading scores are low. Will the city’s new literacy action plan help?...'

Education Dive--Teachers increasingly embrace ChatGPT — students not so much...'

7-17-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Murphy’s youth mental health ‘playbook’ draws praise, questions...' Education Week--From College Advising to Teacher Preparation: Affirmative Action Ruling May Reshape K-12...'

Chalkbeat--This online tutoring company says it offers expert one-on-one help. Students often get neither...'

7-14-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Profile: Gary Nelson, an advocate for school-based youth services in NJ...' NJ Spotlight--Summer tutoring program delivers results...'

Education Week--Newly Proposed Grants Could Help Districts Extinguish a Cybersecurity ‘4-Alarm Fire’...'

Education Dive--Special educators highlight 3 focus areas in Capitol Hill visits...'

7-13-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight—Segregated: How does school segregation impact student achievement in New Jersey?...' NJ Spotlight--Goldenberg reelected as president of NJ State Board of Education...'

Star Ledger--A lack of lifeguards impacts communities of color. How this N.J. school is turning the tide...'

The Record—Opinion: Do culture war debates in NJ schools matter when kids can't read or do math? — Kelly...'

NY Times--In California, a Math Problem: Does Data Science = Algebra II? ...'

Education Week--The Number One Thing Stressing Out Superintendents Right Now...'

Education Dive--Should educators include trigger warnings in lesson planning?...'

Edutopia--Guiding Middle Schoolers to Make Good Choices...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: The pandemic wiped out decades of progress for preschoolers. It’s time to get them back on track...'

7-12-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight—Segregated: ‘How many more generations of kids are we going to leave behind?’...' New Jersey Monitor--Bill to halt residency requirement for N.J. teachers in limbo for the summer...'

Star Ledger--School district turns to hip hop radio to recruit teachers...'

The Record--Parental rights candidates are rattling NJ school boards. Meetings have been tempestuous...'

Mary Ann Koruth   NorthJersey.com   July 12, 2023
Education Week--The Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact Is Now in Effect. Here’s What That Means...'

Chalkbeat--Recent school year saw little academic recovery, new study finds...'

7-11-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight (and news partners)--Nearly 70 years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional, New Jersey’s public education system remains …Segregated...' NJ Spotlight--Desegregation orders have led to progress in some school districts in recent decades, in NJ and elsewhere...'

Insider NJ--Platkin, Division on Civil Rights Issues New Report on White Supremacy...'

NY Times--U.S. Students’ Progress Stagnated Last School Year, Study Finds...'

NPR--Study examines what aspects of mental health are tied to doing well in math, English...'

Education Week--School Police Prevent Some Violence, But Not Shootings, Research Finds...'

Education Dive--What does the looming ESSER spending deadline mean for teacher shortages?...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Let’s stop focusing on rankings and rethink what makes a good school...'

7-10-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--All the last-minute items NJ lawmakers added to the state budget...'
Star Ledger--To end New Jersey’s teacher shortage we need the community’s help    Opinion...'

Philadelphia Inquirer—Principals are leaving Pa. schools more often than every before...'

NY Times--After the Affirmative Action Ruling, Asian Americans Ask What Happens Next...'

Education Week--Measuring Mastery, Not Seat Time: Here’s How Schools Can Make It Work...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Plenty of Black college students want to be teachers, but something keeps derailing them late in the process...'

7-7-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. teachers can now use sick days when they aren’t sick. Here’s why...' Education Week--Biliteracy Seals Recognize Multilingualism, But Schools Can Do More...'

Education Dive--4 educators detail why their schools are banning student cell phones...'

7-6-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Moms For Liberty targets school boards nationwide...' Insider NJ--Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education Announce Certification Fee Holiday to Support Educators (Press Release)...'

Washington Post—Affirmative action is out in higher education. What comes next for college admissions?...'

The Atlantic--The Gravitational Pull of Supervising Kids All the Time...'

Education Week--Addressing Chronic Absenteeism: 4 Takeaways From Educators...'

Chalkbeat--What did a big new study of charter schools really find?...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: We must remove barriers that keep teachers away from our profession and encourage a diverse workforce...'

7-5-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Hundreds of new laws passed in a few days...' NY Times--It’s Getting Hard to Stage a School Play Without Political Drama...'

Education Week--Teachers Are Facing an ‘Intentional Toxic Disrespect,’ Secretary Cardona Says...'

Chalkbeat--I’m a college access counselor. Here’s how the affirmative action decision could upend the college application process...'

Education Dive--Race-conscious admissions ruling puts pressure on K-12...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: Let’s stop focusing on rankings and rethink what makes a good school...'

6-30-23 Education in the News
NY Times--Five Ways College Admissions Could Change...' Education Week--Kids Aren’t Reading for Pleasure as Much. Summer Is the Time to Reverse That...'

Education Dive--Ed Dept says some ARP-funded activities may extend beyond liquidation deadline...'

6-29-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Newark opens first school-based health center...' Education Week--Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Prosecute ‘True Threats’ That Could Be Aimed at Schools...'

Chalkbeat--Could religious charter schools upend American education? A Chalkbeat explainer...'

Edutopia--A Lesson in Correcting Mistakes...'

6-28-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. congresswoman unveils K-12 tutoring bill...'
The Record--NJ universal pre-K: Community providers can collaborate with school districts    Opinion...'

Philadelphia Inquirer—Why Moms for Liberty was designated on “extremist” group by the Southern Poverty Law Center...'

NY Times--Schools Bring Police Back to Campuses, Reversing Racial Justice Decisions...'

Education Week--Meet ‘Stretch,’ a New Chatbot Just for Schools...'

Chalkbeat--9 big ideas to bolster the teaching profession and boost student learning...'

Education Dive--USDA to give states nearly $1.3B to purchase school meals...'

6-27-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Bill would require Medicaid to pay for behavioral services offered free to students...' InsiderNJ--AG Platkin and Acting Commissioner Allen-McMillan Announce Joint Statement from Division on Civil Rights and Department of Education on School-Based Anti-Bias Initiatives and the Law Against Discrimination...'

NY Times--In Classrooms, Teachers Put A.I. Tutoring Bots to the Test...'

Washington Post: Opinion--Learning loss is an epic education crisis. Here’s what to do about it...'

Education Week--Most Teachers Want Politicians to Stay Out of Their Classroom Decisionmaking...'

Chalkbeat--The teaching profession is facing a post-pandemic crisis...'

Education Dive--SCOTUS declines to hear landmark charter case...'

Edutopia--Establishing a Restorative Ecosystem in High School...'

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: In our ongoing mental health crisis, students and their parents are struggling and need our help...'

6-26-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. requires its teachers to live in state. That could change soon...' The Record--A new NJ office could focus on community school. Here's how...'

Education Week--High-Dosage Tutoring Isn’t a Silver Bullet...'

Education Dive--Senate bill proposes improved workforce data collection to curb teacher shortages...'

The Hechinger Report--The school counselor pipeline is broken. Can new federal money fix it?...'

6-23-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. Attorney General sues 3 school districts following outrage over transgender policies...' NPR--Facing book bans and restrictions on lessons, teachers are scared and self-censoring...'

Chalkbeat--New York wants to revamp how schools are evaluated. Here’s what could change for now...'

Education Dive--How are states supporting K-12 cybersecurity amid growing threats?...'

Edutopia--Adding SEL to Your School Without Adding to Teachers’ Workload...'

6-22-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--School boards in Monmouth County pass parental notification rules...' Star Ledger--N.J. school board meeting erupts as district votes to change transgender student guidelines...'

NPR--U.S. reading and math scores drop to lowest level in decades...'

Education Week--What Is Affirmative Action? How a Supreme Court Decision Could Impact K-12 Schools...'

Education Dive--Proposed Section 504 rule expected in August...'

6-21-23 Education in the News
The Record--LBGTQ+ rights still a focus as NJ and Hanover school board remain at impasse over policy...' NY Times--What the New, Low Test Scores for 13-Year-Olds Say About U.S. Education Now...'

The Atlantic--What We Learned From Autism’s First Child...'

Education Week--Meet the New Group Promising to Tackle School Funding and Segregation Together...'

Education Dive--USDA looks to make final call on free meal expansion, school nutrition in April 2024...'

6-20-23 Education in the News
Education Dive--Social and emotional skills can give students, workers a competitive edge over AI...' Education Week--How Teacher Bias and School Culture Shape School Discipline...'
6-19-23 Education in the News
NY Times--NY Florida Schools Question Content on Gender and Sexuality in A.P. Psychology...' NPR--Should schools ban smartphones in the classroom?...'

Education Week—Sex Education’s Shortcomings Leave Students “in the Dark”...'

Education Dive--To combat antisemitism, Ed Dept plans proposed rules on shared ancestry bias...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: The best way to teach might depend on the subject...'

6-16-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--NJ school boards are urged to join gender policy lawsui...' Star Ledger--Free lunch for all N.J. students? Lawmakers just took first step to make that happen...'

NY Times--Penguins in Your Fridge? These 7-Year-Olds Have Climate Solutions...'

Education Week--I Followed My Parents Into Teaching. Here’s How the Profession Has Changed...'

6-15-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Electric school bus program starts to roll...' The Record--NJ says LGBTQ+ kids' rights still at risk after Hanover Township district revises policy...'

Education Week--Lawmakers Call for National Crackdown on Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses...'

Chalkbeat--New Jersey’s teacher prep programs among the worst for literacy instruction, report says...'

Education Dive--Illinois Gov. Pritzker signs nation’s 1st statewide book ban halt into law...'

The Hechinger Report--Anti-poverty aid offers brain boost...'

6-14-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Push and pull over school policies that ‘out’ students based on gender ID...'
Washington Post—Perspective  DEI education in America actually dates back to the 18th century...'

The Atlantic—No One Knows Exactly What Social Media Is Doing to Teens...'

Education Week--‘It’s So Overwhelming': Demands on School Health Workers Are Making Them Want to Quit...'

Chalkbeat--A North Carolina school district told educators to ‘out’ trans students. Will some refuse?...'

Education Dive--Should states require high school students to complete the FAFSA?...'

Every year GSCS puts together a “Critical Issues Sheet” to help define focus areas for the school year...'
6-13-23 Education in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer—Only 25% of teacher prep programs cover all five core reading instruction areas, national report finds...' Washington Post—Liberals try to reclaim ‘parents’ rights’ from conservatives in education...'

Education Week--Biden Administration Asks Districts to Investigate Their Discipline Disparities...'

Chalkbeat--Should struggling students be held back a grade? Why researchers don’t have a clear answer...'

Education Dive--Nation makes progress on early intervention for children with autism...'

6-12-23 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--New Jersey is teaching kids about climate. Opponents call it ‘indoctrination.’...' NJ Spotlight--New school policies target LGBTQ+ students, counselors say...'

The Record--NJ bill would let teens get counseling without parent’s consent. How young is too young?...'

Education Week--Wildfire Haze and Poor Air Quality: Here’s How Schools Are Responding...'

Chalkbeat—School clinics bolster students’ mental health. So why aren’t there more?...'

Education Dive--School districts reconsider SROs in response to violence...'

Edutopia--How School Culture Must Change, Post-Pandemic...'

The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: Charter schools have improved in the past fifteen years, but many still fail students..."

6-9-23 Education in the News
Star Ledger--N.J. school district repeals policy that would out LGBTQ students...' Philadelphia Inquirer—A N.J. bill would strip funding from public schools or libraries for banning books...'

NY Times--A Religious Charter School Faces Pushback From the Charter School Movement Itself...'

Education Week--Wildfire Haze and Poor Air Quality: Here’s How Schools Are Responding...'

Education Week--Addressing SEL Skepticism: Tips From Education Leaders for Getting Parents on Board...'

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