Voters to Decide School Questions,  School Board Notes, 9/12/23


Asbury Park Press

‘Our hands are strapped’: Asbury Park fears NJ school cuts will worsen

Asbury Park will get sucked into a vicious circle if state school aid keeps dropping, leaders say, as weaker schools force out families.


Union City finds solution to overcrowded classrooms: New $93.7 million middle school

The state-funded school at 518 36th St. — between Kennedy Boulevard and Bergenline Avenue — is expected to open in fall 2025, welcoming students in grades seven through nine.

NJ Spotlight

Hanover school board holds emergency meeting, repeals LGBTQ+ policy

The meeting went late into the night, as parents and educators spoke out.

Teen suicide prevention: What parents and teachers need to know

Many advocates say there is a teen mental health epidemic, fueled by social media and online bullying.


Hunterdon Central Joining State-Wide Mental Health Program

Hunterdon Central is one of 50 schools selected to receive staff training over the next three years by participating in a state mental health services project in partnership with the Rutgers

Verizon Helps Close the Digital Divide for Orange Public School Students

Verizon’s award-winning education initiative addresses barriers to digital inclusion and helps drive equity within education for some of the most vulnerable populations across the country.


Education Week

4 Tips to Keep Students’ Misbehavior From Sapping Up Class Time

Students’ misbehavior has become one of educators’ top concerns.

Tips for Surviving Your First Year as a School Administrator (Opinion)

Here are five simple ideas to help administrators survive their first year.

Is Virtual Learning a New Form of Exclusionary Discipline?

Some districts are assigning students to virtual learning as a punishment for misbehavior.

A Senate Committee Takes Up School Book Wars, Complete With Sharp Partisan Divisions

The hearing included one Republican senator reading sexually explicit passages.

A Majority of New Teachers Aren’t Prepared to Teach With Technology. What’s the Fix?

Teacher preparation programs have a long way to go in preparing prospective educators to teach with technology, according to a report released September 12 by the International Society for Technology in Education.

Children’s Voting Habits Could Influence Their Parents’ Political Participation

But a new study suggests that getting more young people to vote could increase their parents’ political participation, too, paying dividends across generations.


Education Department works to rally support for Biden’s SAVE student loan repayment plan

The Department of Education is putting a marketing campaign for its new income-driven student loan repayment plan into overdrive, amid mounting criticism from the right – and some on the left.

New York Times

Opinion | No One Wants to Be a Teacher Anymore. Can You Blame Them? – The New York Times  

We’re in a ‘moment of really acute crisis’ for the profession.