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NEW JERSEY

Asbury Park Press

Brick crowd opposes plan to rent Sunday school to Liberty School Association (msn.com)

Leaders of the Fellowship Chapel of the Jersey Shore, located at 170 Duchess Lane, hope to rent their Sunday school building to help pay bills. The church’s congregation has shrunk in recent years, Pastor Cliff Whitehead said before the Brick Board of Adjustment.

 NJ Spotlight

Contract with higher starting salaries, longer workday OK’d by Newark Teachers Union

The contract, for which members voted overwhelmingly, comes with 4.5% average annual raises.

Could NJ budget handle the stress of a recession? There’s a test for that

Lawmakers advance legislation that would require a stress-test analysis of the state budget every three years.

Press of Atlantic City

Middle Township plans bond vote for school projects

A bond referendum is set for Sept. 17, which if approved will allow the district to borrow money for several projects.

NATIONAL

Education Week

Cellphones Turned My Teaching Career From ‘Awesome’ to Exhausting

Why educators’ No. 1 nemesis caused this teacher to quit.

Parents Call Chronic Absenteeism a Problem, But Most Can’t Define It

A look at parents’ views on chronic absenteeism and acceptable reasons to miss school.

More Schools Stock Tampons and Pads, But Access Is Still a Problem

While period products are more ubiquitous, barriers for lower-income students remain.

MAP: States That Require Free Period Products in Schools

A state-by-state look at laws on period products in schools.

Court Backs School That Barred Student’s ‘Two Genders’ Shirt

Student barred from wearing ‘There Are Only Two Genders’ T-shirt to middle school loses appeal.

USA Today

Chronic absenteeism is schools’ ‘biggest problem.’ Five reasons kids are missing school. (msn.com)

Cur’ra McCoy is one of millions of students who missed weeks of school over the past few years. Instead, the Baltimore teen often slept in or played on her phone. She did a whole lot of nothing, for the most part. McCoy blames her absences on boredom, which led to her not doing well in some classes. That made her dislike school even more.