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Chris Christie Slashed Education Funding, But He's Announcing His Presidential Bid At A Public School
Last month, the state Department of Education said it is underfunding many school districts under the SFRA formula due to
New Jersey Parents And Students Boycott First Day Of School
One Newark, unveiled last December, gives students the option of attending a school besides the one in their local neighborhood
Is The 'One Newark' Schools Plan Even Allowed To Move Forward?
In early February, the ELC filed a lawsuit against the state DOE for failing to ensure that Newark and 30 other school districts
NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School
The New Jersey School Development Authority (SDA), a public agency that is in charge of building maintenance for the state’s
Chris Christie Reportedly Lashes Out At Teacher Melissa Tomlinson (PHOTO)
Slate reporter Dave Weigel, who was present at the campaign stop and witnessed the interaction, corroborated Tomlinson’s
Yes, Some New Jersey Students Have To Go To Schools That Look Like This
In 2011, amid growing criticism, the SDA accepted requests for emergent repairs in its districts. According to a press release
Religious Songs Banned At Bordentown, New Jersey School District Just In Time For Holiday Season
By Star-Ledger, Star-Ledger
The statement added that the district solicitor is reviewing the decision, mentioning how the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010
Chris Christie Unveils His First TV Ad Of General Election
Christie's commercial emphasizes a bipartisan approach. All year, Christie has touted an ability to work with leaders in
Let's Build Schools Worthy of Our Democracy
Retired teacher and historian
I have long been perplexed by the dilemma that test-driven "reform" created. Teachers cannot remain silent as our integrity is assailed and as corporate "reformers" follow their marketing plan and launch one outrageous attack on public schools after another.
The Education Brain Drain New Jersey Can't Afford
President, New Jersey Policy Perspective
The immediate damage of the cap policy is harder to measure or see, but the longer-term loss is very great. New Jersey cannot continue to provide excellent local education without strong, adequately compensated leaders.
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Agnes Zhelesnik, America's Oldest Teacher, Won't Retire At 99 Years Old
"I just love it. It's really great. The kids are really good kids," Neubauer said. "The Lord will tell me when to stop." But
Walter Tutka, New Jersey Teacher, Fired After Giving Student Bible, Sharing Verse
A Phillipsburg, N.J. substitute teacher has been terminated for the year after sharing a Bible verse with a student and subsequently
Jeremy Pereira, New Jersey Boy, Not Allowed Back To School Without Flu Shot
"I'm completely disappointed that we didn't get more answers or more help from [the school] rather than just kind of, 'Sorry
Education 2012: A Look Back At The Year
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across
CREDO's Study of Charter Schools in NJ Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Rutgers University; Founding member, Save...
How can an institution that claims to be academically objective put out a press release that is so misleading about the study's findings?
Newark's School Turnaround Strategy Changes Course
By Sara Neufeld, The Hechinger Report
Tagoe is searching for another job but still volunteers to help when parents and students seek assistance or information
Charter School Proponents To Announce Major Focus On Shutting Down Failing Schools
Charter schools are publicly funded but independently run, and often admit students via lottery. Proponents such as the Obama
New Jersey Charter School Study Shows Gains In Newark Schools
The results of the study hint at tension within the charter school movement between growth and performance: New Jersey has
Hurricane Sandy-Stricken Belmar Families Get Help, Support From School Teachers
"When they see us on their front doorstep knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're OK, their faces
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Newark, New Jersey's Only All-Boys Public School, Elicits Praise, Criticism
Not all are on board with segregating boys from girls in the classroom, however. The American Civil Liberties Union of New
Newark Public Schools, Teachers Union Reach Tentative Deal That Includes Teacher Bonuses Tied To Classroom Performance
Teachers rated “effective” or “highly effective” under a new evaluation system will be eligible for annual bonuses ranging
Ke'Nya Febry, New Jersey Girl, Having Nightmares And Out Of School After Teacher Forced Her To Eat Bagel From Trash
"When you went in the trash can, you went beyond anything, you went just as low as a dog," Taylor told CBS Philadelphia. "Like
Triton Regional High School Sex Scandal: 3 Teachers, 2 Administrators Accused Of Sexual Contact With Students, Coverup
All five have been suspended from the school and could each face at least five years in prison if convicted. When DePaul
Underperforming Schools In The Hands Of Specially Selected Teachers - Will It Work?
By Sara Neufeld, The Hechinger Report
A version of this story also appeared in the New Jersey Spotlight. He reminded them that they’re all on a one-year contract
New Jersey School Teachers and Principal Suspended For Helping Students Cheat
"No child will be adversely affected by these reports," Small said. "No test scores will be changed or revised. For the students
New Jersey Education Department Investigating 27 Alleged Security Breaches Surrounding Administration Of Standardized Tests
New Jersey isn’t the only state confronting security breaches surrounding administration of its standardized tests. In June
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