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Does School Security Mean Transforming Facilities into Fortresses?

Carly Sitrin | April 19, 2018 | Education

Active shooter drills, armed guards, video surveillance, safety training for all personnel, including lunch aides and janitors — is this the new face of education in New Jersey?

Repollet Walks Back Stance on School Aid, Says He’s Open to Compromise

John Mooney | April 18, 2018 | Education
Administration’s willingness to shift gears may get acting commissioner through the full confirmation process
Students’ Lives Are Priceless, But School Security Can Break the Budget
Carly Sitrin | April 17, 2018 | Education
After Sandy Hook and Parkland, schools need military-grade imaging, metal detectors, wands, magnetic locks, ID card scanners, and surveillance cameras with livestream capabilities
One on One with Paymon Rouhanifard, Camden’s Departing Superintendent
John Mooney | April 16, 2018 | Education
Rouhanifard fields questions about progress in Camden, rise of charters, carrying his work forward, statewide exams, and coaching b-ball at Camden High
Beyond Signs and Slogans: What Does Rutgers’ Adjunct Faculty Want?
Carly Sitrin | April 13, 2018 | Education
Part-time lecturers are asking for pay equity, affordable healthcare, and job security. Rutgers says it can’t afford to fund those requests
Pain Relief for College Students Overburdened by Loan Debt
Colleen O'Dea | April 12, 2018 | Education
Legislators turn their attention to problems facing student borrowers, backing bills that would keep them from being overwhelmed by loan repayments
NJ Public Schools Perform on Par or Better on ‘Nation’s Report Card’
John Mooney | April 11, 2018 | Education
Despite progress among poor and minority students, achievement gaps must still be bridged
Murphy Earmarks $53M for Statewide Expansion of Pre-K
NJTV News | April 10, 2018 | Education
Governor says there’s ‘violent agreement’ about wisdom of investing in early education as he promotes funding for 5,300 new preschool slots
Repollet Confirmation, as Much Celebration as Cross-Examination
John Mooney | March 27, 2018 | Education
Murphy’s choice for commissioner of education draws applause at Senate Judiciary hearing
A Beautiful Picture: NJ Schools Offer Art Classes for Almost Every Student
Carly Sitrin | March 23, 2018 | Education
Art educators say it’s about more than painting or music or drama; art helps students explore who they are and can help them find their way in life
Who Doesn't Like Free Tuition at 2-Year Colleges? Try 4-Year State Schools
Colleen O'Dea | March 21, 2018 | Education
The governor’s proposed budget includes $50 million to offset tuition at community colleges. Four-year schools are wondering when they’ll get their piece of the pie
Murphy School Aid Plan Keeps Promises, Raises Questions
John Mooney | March 16, 2018 | Education
The numbers aren’t set in stone, but districts have gotten a first look at state aid to public schools
Pre-K Murphy’s Way: Educators Sound off on Governor’s Spending Plan
John Mooney | March 15, 2018 | Education
At conference to mark 20th anniversary of Abbott v. Burke, talk turns to governor’s education budget and pledge to extend preschool statewide in four years
Murphy’s Education Budget: Some Pledges Redeemed, Some Deferred
John Mooney | March 14, 2018 | Education
Murphy’s call for a $283 million increase in aid to public schools — to more than $9.6 billion — is the biggest bump in almost a decade
Murphy Administration Makes First Move to Part Ways with PARCC
John Mooney | March 7, 2018 | Education
Education commissioner issues state of PARCC memo, announces advisory group and listening tour
NJ Teens Protest Gun Violence: Teachable Moment or Disciplinary Problem?
Carly Sitrin | February 28, 2018 | Education
New Jersey high school students plan to show solidarity with national ‘March for Our Lives,” leaving parents and educators uncertain about best response
Closing Loophole in Law Protecting Students Against Sexual Predators
Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2018 | Education
Right now, teachers accused of sexual misconduct can change schools without a report about their behavior following them
Poor Students Still Not Getting Breakfast in Many NJ Schools
Carly Sitrin | February 13, 2018 | Education
Report indicates that New Jersey remains 19th in country for participation in school breakfast program, essentially the position it held in previous school year
Can Murphy Live Up to His Promises About Higher Education?
John Mooney | February 7, 2018 | Education
The new governor’s intentions are good, but he has yet to offer much in the way of specifics concerning his strategy
After 22 Years, Newark Enters New Era of Local Governance
Patrick Wall | February 1, 2018 | Education
As city reclaims control of its schools, leaders want to get it right
Education Transition Report Delivers Some Details and Early Directions
John Mooney | January 29, 2018 | Education
Report touches on most of Murphy's education promises, but in some cases seems to step away from several high-profile goals
Time to Scrap the Superintendent Salary Cap?
Carly Sitrin | January 26, 2018 | Education
Senate bill could be an early step to dismantle Christie's education legacy
New Education Boss Would Take Seat in Trying Time for State’s Schools
John Mooney | January 16, 2018 | Education
Murphy names Asbury Park’s Lamont Repollet as commissioner of education
Putting the Force of Law Behind Students Trying to Pay for College
Colleen O'Dea | January 9, 2018 | Education
Four bills looking to ease “predatory” practices employed by some New Jersey loan providers are waiting for the governor’s signature
2018 and Counting: Drawing a Bead on Gov.-Elect Murphy’s Education Policies
John Mooney | January 2, 2018 | Education
In some ways, Murphy campaigned as ‘not Christie,’ but now it’s time to start delivering on his education promises and programs
Teaming Teachers, School Staff, and Parents to Fight Chronic Absenteeism
Colleen O'Dea | December 19, 2017 | Education
While there have been some gains in the war against absenteeism in the past year, too many students are still missing too many days
Fighting the War on Opioids, Substance Abuse on School Front
John Mooney | December 7, 2017 | Education
Administration consolidates tools, lesson plans on one website to help educators spend time teaching rather than searching
Can a ‘No-Zero’ Approach to Schoolwork Make the Grade in New Jersey?
Carly Sitrin | December 4, 2017 | Education
No zeros should be a no-brainer: but some teachers, parents, and even students would rather stick to traditional grading policies
Essex County College Could Lose Accreditation
NJTV News | November 29, 2017 | Education
Troubled institution, that expanded rapidly in recent years, given notice it must fix ‘administrative issues’ by March 2018
New Jersey’s Public Schools Still Among Most Segregated in Nation
John Mooney | November 20, 2017 | Education
Almost 10 percent of all students attend “apartheid schools,” where 99 percent or more of the student body is nonwhite
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