Chronicle of Higher Education staff reporter Kate Hidalgo Bellows on Feb. 7 will host the virtual forum “A Holistic Approach to Campus Mental Health.”
Bellows will be joined by mental health experts for a discussion on how all groups on campus can cultivate a culture of support and understanding.
This virtual forum begins at 2 p.m.…Read more
In celebration of Black History Month, the Soulsville Foundation on Feb. 3 will debut the film “Soul of America: The Evolution of Soulsville” online.
Geared toward educators, students and schools, “Soul of America” is about the youth efforts to revitalize the neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, known as Soulsville USA, where the legendary Stax Records and its recording studio were based.…Read more
SXSW EDU 2023 recently rolled out its initial performance lineup, and among those scheduled to play in Austin, Texas, during early March is electric violist Martha Mooke, a member of AFT 1839 New Jersey City University.
Mooke, a full-time professor at NJCU, will present “Igniting the Imagination: Music & Creative Process” on March 8 at the Austin Convention Center.…Read more
More than 70 percent of surveyed National Association of Student Personnel Administrators members said campus mental health — faculty, staff and students — worsened over the past year.
“College leaders increasingly acknowledge the critical need to address mental health on campus, especially as more students open up about their struggles with issues like anxiety and depression,” NASPA President Kevin Kruger says in the resulting report “Current State of College & Student Mental Health,” done in partnership with Uwill.…Read more
On Jan. 24, U.S. Education Secretary Dr. Miguel A. Cardona will lay out his department’s focus for 2023 in an address titled “Raise the Bar: Lead the World.”
He will also participate in a fireside chat with Nathan Monell, the executive director for the National Parent Teacher Association.
The event begins at noon ET on Jan.…Read more
Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 19 pledged his support for three bills aimed at ensuring fiscal accountability at New Jersey’s public colleges and universities.
Those three bills are:
• A4970/S3406: Requires public institutions of higher education to submit annual fiscal monitoring report; authorizes Secretary of Higher Education to appoint State monitor of these institutions
• A4971/S3407: Requires public institution of higher education to post certain information on institution’s website
• A4967/S3436: Revises training requirements for governing board members of public institutions of higher education
“And when these bills come to my desk, I will sign them,” Murphy said during a visit to Union High School’s library.…Read more
Jan. 22 marks the beginning of Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year), and Share My Lesson has classroom resources that can be used to celebrate the Year of Rabbit.
Find all of the choices here.…Read more
About 75 percent of survey respondents said they felt stifled by a shortage of “alternative placements or programs” for students who are disruptive, according to data released this month by the School Pulse Panel.
Responses to the survey, which focused on school safety and security personnel, came from more than 1,000 K-12 public schools nationwide in November.…Read more
The AFT will be a co-host of an informational webinar Jan. 18 about indoor air quality in schools.
During the hourlong session, the Department of Energy will present on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Renew America’s Schools grant, and partners will share key research on the impact of indoor air quality on health and education outcomes. …Read more
Learn about Everside Health’s care and services at two upcoming open houses:
- Jan. 18 from 4-7 p.m.
Fair Lawn Health Center, 14-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn
- Jan. 25 from 5-8 p.m.
Willingboro Health Center, 630 Beverly Rancocas Road, Willingboro
Everside Health is another option of primary care AFTNJ members covered by the State Health Benefits Plan can take advantage of where there are no copays for any of their primary care visits, including in-person and virtual appointments.…Read more
The AFT’s Professional Learning program will launch its TEACH-ify: A Great Teaching Strategy Playlist webinar series on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET.
The purpose of these free Zoom sessions (one per month through May) is for AFT members to interact and discuss great teaching strategies for supporting K-12 students.
For the complete playlist of topics and to register, click here.…Read more