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Major Report on Learning Outcomes

“With On Solid Ground, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) introduces a nationwide effort to examine direct evidence of student learning across higher educational institutions in the United States. This report represents the first attempt to reveal a landscape of student learning on key learning outcomes—critical thinking, written communication, and quantitative literacy—that both educators and employers agree are essential for student success in the workplace and in life.”

 

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education Students

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that school districts MUST make sure that those students not integrated into a “regular” classroom environment have opportunities to advance beyond the bare minimal standards of support:

“When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing “merely more than de minimis” progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all. For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to “sitting idly . . . awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out.’” (14) Read the full opinion here.

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New Jersey School Closings/Delays for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017

These lists will be updated as warranted. Please check here, here, and here. And you can always check your school district’s website as well.

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New Jersey School Closings/Delays for March 10, 2017

For updated information come here, here or here. And to be absolutely sure, check your school district’s website.

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2017 Report of New Jersey School Bullying/Crimes Released

The formal name of the report is Commissioner’s Annual Report to the Education Committees of the Senate and General Assembly on Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in New Jersey Public Schools, and according to the latest iteration, crime statistics have gone up 5% from the previous year of 2014/15. Bullying is down (16), but other reported crimes are up (9-10). School district data are found in Appendix D (D2+).

 

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New Jersey School Closings/Delays for Thursday 2/9/17

For updated information come here, here or here. And to be absolutely sure, check your school district’s website.

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2015 Digest of Education Statistics Now Online

This annual report presents a plethora of data from pre-K to graduate school and is considered a go-to source for its depth and breadth of coverage. As this resource is updated on a continual basis, newer data is posted here for your perusal; the online version also has “WEB-only” tables/charts . An introduction featues some salient statistics, among them that college enrollment will increase by 15% through 2025. (Chapter 3 examines higher education.) Reports back to 1990 can be perused as well.

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