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Pushed on Superintendent Salary Caps, Christie Points to the NJEA

John Mooney | September 19, 2014 | Education

Governor continues to keep his own counsel when it comes to future of pay limits for top administrators

Protecting Higher Education for Lower- and Middle-Class Students, Families

Tara Nurin | September 19, 2014 | Education
Assembly committee crafts package of bills to freeze tuition, boost graduation rates at state’s public colleges and universities
Newark’s Local School Board Flexes Newfound Fiscal Muscles
John Mooney | September 18, 2014 | Education
Board wants to sign off on Superintendent Anderson’s contract for outside evaluation team
Talks Sought on Easing Much-Debated Caps on Superintendent Salaries
John Mooney | September 17, 2014 | Education
Legislative and legal actions have failed to sway Christie administration, so lawmakers may try joint nonbinding resolution
Controversial Caps On Superintendent Salaries Under Discussion -- Again
John Mooney | September 16, 2014 | Education
Today’s meeting of Joint Committee on the Public Schools will consider next steps when -- or if – pay limits for top administrators expire in 2016
Teachers Union Heads Get First-Hand Look at NJ School-Reform Hot Spots
John Mooney | September 15, 2014 | Education
Two national leaders visits Camden and Newark districts, tout organized labor’s relevance in local debates over state initiatives
School-Lunch Policy on the Menu as Assembly Panel Gets Back to Work
John Mooney | September 12, 2014 | Education
Legislative committee looks at ways to accommodate kids with vegan or vegetarian diets
NJEA Spent Nearly $60M on Campaigns and Lobbying in Past 15 Years
John Mooney | September 11, 2014 | Education
New election finance report reveals teachers union spent more than twice as much as its nearest rival
On Visit to Camden Schools, Christie Takes Jabs at Protesters in Newark
John Mooney | September 10, 2014 | Education
Governor says ‘the interests of the children have really been placed first’ during debate in Newark over reforms
Group to Monitor Anderson Still to Coalesce, While ‘One Newark’ Moves Ahead
John Mooney | September 9, 2014 | Education
Two months after it was announced, working group members still haven’t been named, although Hespe says meeting planned
Explainer: Coming Up to Speed on the Common Core State Standards
John Mooney | September 9, 2014 | Education, Explainer
Just mentioning ‘Common Core’ is a good way to provoke an argument, but what’s behind all the anxiety?
Grassroots Camden Group Appeals Trenton’s Decision to Allow New Charters
John Mooney | September 8, 2014 | Education
Save Camden Schools signals first pushback that administration has encountered since district takeover
Op-Ed: We Need to Think About Special Education as a Service, Not a Place
Lawrence S. Feinsod | September 8, 2014 | Education, Opinion
It’s part of a continuum of programs and interventions, as inclusive as possible, and available to meet each child’s individual needs
Back to School Means First-Day Jitters for Anderson, ‘One Newark’ Plan
John Mooney | September 5, 2014 | Education
As school buses start rolling in Newark, critics of state-appointed superintendent are quick to point out that some are nearly empty
Interactive Map: Tracking Student Debt at NJ’s Private and Public 4-Year Colleges
Colleen O'Dea | September 5, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
The Ivy League may be a pricey proposition, but Princeton grads wind up with the lowest debt load of any college in the Garden State
Education Chief Kicks Off Campaign to Explain Common Core Standards
John Mooney | September 4, 2014 | Education
Statewide effort aims to address community concerns about tougher academic benchmarks
Newark Schools Chief Hails New Enrollment Strategy's First-Year Success
WNYC/NJPR | September 4, 2014 | Education
Relatively few students not yet assigned to specific schools, most will attend one of top five choices
Lessons From Hunterdon Regionalization: Let the Communities Lead
John Mooney | September 3, 2014 | Education
Top-down approach to mergers hasn’t gotten very far, so a grass-roots approach could be the key to success
Profile: NJ’s Biggest Booster of the Common Core Goes Back to School
John Mooney | September 3, 2014 | Education, Profiles
Tracey Severns helped guide state’s shift to new learning standards in language arts, math
Pivotal Questions Await Answers as School Bells Ring in New Jersey
John Mooney | September 2, 2014 | Education
Controversial reforms – and whether Christie will run for president – among major issues as kids and teachers return to classrooms
New Law Aims to Make Every High-School Student a Potential Lifesaver
Andrew Kitchenman | September 2, 2014 | Education, Healthcare
All public and charter schools must offer CPR, defibrillator training
Agenda: Common Core State Standards Top State Education Board’s Slate
John Mooney | September 2, 2014 | Education
In first meeting of new school year, board will delve deeply into benchmark standards for math and language arts
New Pact in Paterson Gives Teachers Extra Pay Tied to Their Performance
John Mooney | August 15, 2014 | Education
Contract includes salary ‘steps’ tied to school district’s evaluation system
Principals, Administrators of Camden Schools Get Ready for a Pivotal Year
John Mooney | August 14, 2014 | Education
Leadership workshops foster broader vision as state has its own people in key posts for first time since taking over troubled district
NJEA Cries Foul Over ‘Massive Corporate Takeover’ of Camden Schools
John Mooney | August 13, 2014 | Education
With move to drop retirement benefits for city’s laid-off teachers, union toughens stance on Urban Hope Act
Opinion: Getting College Credentials Isn’t Just for 18-Year-Olds Anymore
Roland Anglin | August 13, 2014 | Education, Opinion
We’re throwing away people -- and our potential as a nation -- if we don’t facilitate adult learning opportunities
Fine Print: Christie Conditionally Vetoes Urban Hope Act Amendment
John Mooney | August 12, 2014 | Education
Governor likes law’s support of Camden’s “renaissance schools” but balks at early retirement benefits for teachers, staff
Christie’s Veto Pen Punctures Hopes of Greater Community Role in Deciding School Closures
John Mooney | August 11, 2014 | Education
Bill was spurred by wave of closings as part of controversial reforms in Camden, Newark
Just-Released Book Offers Intimate Glimpse Inside a Newark Classroom
August 8, 2014 | Education
Read an excerpt of a chapter about interactions between kids and teachers at the Rise Academy charter school
Fine Print: “Student Growth Objective” Process Anything But Simple
John Mooney | August 8, 2014 | Education
State education officials offer examples of how goals fit into revamped teacher evaluations
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