- May 8, 2013
- »NJ Ask Testing: Moving on to Middle-School Math
For middle-school students -- as well as their parents -- math can be a bit of a mystery.
- May 7, 2013
- »State Starts to Shy Away From Subsidizing Natural-Gas Power Plants
Controversial plan for ratepayer subsidies tied up in court, could ultimately leave consumers on hook for billions.
- »NJ Needs to Step Up Future Funding for Higher Education, University Presidents Warn
State's colleges educating 55,000 more students with $303 million less state money than in 2006.
- »Making Sure Criminals Can’t Escape Facing Victims in Court
Bill prompted by killer’s attempt to skip sentencing hearing would mandate attendance.
- »Local Hospital Tax Would Help Urban Facilities Qualify for More Medicaid
Suburban and rural hospitals argue that bill would set bad precedent.
- »Opinion: Assemblyman Diegnan's Charter Bill Flies in Face of (Rare) Consensus
One of the few things educators and administrators agree on: charter schools need multiple authorizers.
- »Statewide Testing in Language Arts and Science for NJ's Smallest Scholars
With two days of testing in language arts, NJ ASK can be a rigorous exam for elementary school students.
- May 6, 2013
- »Net Property Tax Increase Much Higher Under Christie Than Corzine
Christie's rebate cuts result in 18.6 percent increase in net property taxes that hits those making under $150,000.
- »Stakeholders Not Blown Away by Proposals to Finance Offshore Wind
Tepid enthusiasm may best describe response to three rival funding mechanisms for offshore wind
- »Student's-Eye View of NJ's Statewide Tests
When your kids sit down to one of NJ's state tests, what do they need to know?
- »Bill Aims to Eliminate Double Dangers of Driving While Diabetic
Code on back of license would alert police that driver is in diabetic shock rather than drunk.
- »New Jersey Cicada Countdown
After 17 years in the dark, Garden State's infrequent insect visitors are poised for next brief moment in the sun.
- »Op-Ed: It’s Time for Hospital Owners to Listen to the Voices of Nurses
Nurses must be free to offer a vital voice at the bedside -- and an equally essential voice at the table.
- May 3, 2013
- »For Deliberate Governor, a Rare Change in Direction
Christie cites families, wife -- and Jon Bon Jovi -- in explaining new position on ‘Good Samaritan’ bill.
- »State's Third Medical Marijuana Center to Open in Woodbridge Come September
For some marijuana advocates, new center does not remediate problems with the law itself.
- »State Agency Limits Large Solar-Energy Systems on Farmland
BPU only approves three grid-supply projects out of 57, shunting others to brownfields and landfills .
- »Interactive Map: State Lags in Economic Recovery, Job Growth
Employment Rate Climbs Nationwide But Number of Unemployment Increases in Seven NJ Counties.
- »Camden Kids Speak Proudly of Their Schools, Offer Answers to Challenges
Writing assignment brings 7th graders’ suggestions as state takeover looms.
- May 2, 2013
- »Student Test Scores to Carry Just a Little Bit Less Weight for Tenure Decisions
Administration shaves test score component of teacher evaluations by 5 percent.
- »COAH Resolves to Take Unspent Affordable-Housing Funds from Municipalities
Money to go to balancing the general state budget rather than building houses for low- and middle-income residents.
- »Bill Calls for Public Awareness Campaign for NJ's Health Benefit Exchange
Although feds are building exchange, funds for outreach are tight, leaving the job to state.
- »NJ Could Get Help Cleaning up Its Act With Fuels for Alternative Vehicles
Greener cars, trucks, and buses can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, slow global climate change.
- »Opinion: Christie Needs to Run on His Own Record, Not Corzine's
Four years ago qualifies as ancient history for many voters, a forward-looking candidate is more likely to garner support
- May 1, 2013
- »Un-Civil Wars: Christie Administration Pushing for Sweeping Civil Service Changes
Rebuffed by Legislature, Christie goes for major regulatory changes through Civil Service Commission.
- »Fate of State Affordable Housing Funds on COAH Agenda Today
Disbanded council meets for first time in two years as Christie again seeks to divert money to balance state budget.
- »Hospitals See Rapid Progress in Reducing Infections, Other Preventable Problems
Association credits statewide improvement to federally backed initiative under Affordable Care Act.
- »CHP Proposal Would Build Plants Without Burdening Ratepayers
Long-term loans from utilities could sidestep diversion of clean energy funds earmarked for CHP.
- »Camden Board Doesn’t Resist State Takeover of Schools
Community activists, educators voice concerns over impact on troubled urban district
- April 30, 2013
- »Initial HUD Payout, Critical Milestone on Road to Recovery from Hurricane Sandy
Although only a fraction of pledged $37 billion, first federal funds a welcome down payment on reconstruction, renovation.
- »State Arbitrators Rule on First Cases Brought Under New Tenure Law
A handful of early cases address misconduct and inefficiency, a charge stemming from teachers' classroom performance.
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