News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, March 16, 2018

Above South Plainfield HS students participate in #NationalWalkoutDay on guns; Superintendent Noreen Lishak commends them for “commitment to their cause,” but intends to suspend each of them. Photo: Nick Muscavage


TRENTONIA

EDUCATION

Jersey Jazzman: The Facts About NJ Charter Schools, Part 1: Prelude. Gov. Murphy says he wants to take a hard look at the state’s charter school rules. Mark Weber and Julia Sass Rubin have been doing the data-driven work on how these schools actually operate for years. Good place for Murphy to start.

South Plainfield students to be suspended for walkout

District allocations of school aid from Governor Murphy’s budget proposalhere

Green balloons released at the grave by school children, drifting in the sky toward Newark. This story from Bob Braun about a Newark child’s suicide is heartbreaking and will challenge you to consider how much we expect kids to conform.

AROUND NEW JERSEY

WASHINGTONIA / MIDTERMS

Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization documents in Russia probe. What’s Mueller looking for?

 

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