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Some Improvement Seen in Camden Schools: Blip or New Beginning?

Meir Rinde | August 19, 2016 | Education

Camden charters and Renaissance schools — the first in New Jersey — show signs of promise, but test scores at district schools remain mired at the bottom

‘Other’ School-Funding Plan Promises Fast Relief, but Does It Have a Chance?

John Mooney | August 16, 2016 | Education
Two Essex County legislators try again with a school-funding proposal, knowing the odds against it are high
Senators Unload on State Student Loan Agency, Outraged by Its Policies
Colleen O'Dea | August 9, 2016 | Education
Witnesses describe Higher Education Student Assistance Authority as 'predatory' and heartless — even with families of borrowers who die
State Allows Newark to Measure Academic Achievements in New Ways
John Mooney | August 9, 2016 | Education
Inching toward restoration of local control of schools, Newark receives waiver from standard QSACs
Court Challenge Likely for New HS Graduation Requirements Tied to PARCC Testing
John Mooney | August 4, 2016 | Education
New rules supposed to take effect in 2021 but critics, including ACLU, charge they violate state law
Politics Playing a Part, Christie Hails Improved Scores On PARCC Tests
John Mooney | August 3, 2016 | Education
The number of students taking the controversial tests was also up in the second year of the standardized exams
Agenda: State Board to Finalize HS Graduation Requirements
John Mooney | August 2, 2016 | Education
Midsummer meeting also considers teacher requirements and Newark state control
Trenton Charter School Head Uses Mindfulness to Help Kids Cope with Stress
NJTV News Online | August 2, 2016 | Education
Dale Caldwell says many of his students suffer from ‘urban traumatic stress disorder’ brought on by city violence
NJ Student Loan Agency to Staff: Don’t Tell Borrowers About Help Unless They Ask
Annie Waldman, ProPublica | July 29, 2016 | Education
It’s yet another obstacle for borrowers from the country’s largest state-based college loan program
Long, Winding Road for Sweeney’s and Christie’s Education-Funding Plans
John Mooney | July 25, 2016 | Education
Getting either to the Legislature, never mind passed, is proving to be a tough challenge
Children in High-Poverty Freehold Borough Stranded on ‘Education Island’
NPR National Public Radio | July 20, 2016 | Education
New Jersey community is surrounded by wealthy neighbors, while many who live there are below poverty line
No Fast Fixes for New Jersey’s Deeply Flawed School Funding
Meir Rinde | July 15, 2016 | Education
Is your district getting all the aid that’s coming to it, or is it one of many that’s being shortchanged?
New Jersey Schools Must Test Every Faucet and Drinking Fountain for Lead
John Mooney | July 14, 2016 | Education
Emergency regulations passed by state Board of Education take effect immediately
Agenda: Lead Testing Gets Regulatory Fast Track
John Mooney | July 13, 2016 | Education
State board to move on several state initiatives, including Abigail’s Law
Sweeney Calls State House Summit on School-Funding Plan, But Where is NJEA?
John Mooney | July 12, 2016 | Education
Christie cancels suburban town hall meeting on his school-funding scheme to be at Trump’s side
In Union County, a Surprising Response to Sweeney’s School-Funding Plan
John Mooney | July 8, 2016 | Education
Mayors and superintendents talk ‘accountability,’ one of the hot-buttons of Christie’s competing school-funding scheme
Gov. Christie Takes His ‘Fairness Formula’ On the Road
John Mooney | June 29, 2016 | Education
The governor is back pressing the flesh and taking questions in a venue highly reminiscent of his campaign trail town hall meetings.
Effort to Extend Ban on School Suspensions, Expulsions to 2nd Grade
Carly Sitrin | June 28, 2016 | Education
Assemblywoman says it would curtail 'misguided' responses to 'minor misbehavior'
Unfazed by Christie Plan, Sweeney Pushes His Education Proposal
John Mooney | June 27, 2016 | Education
Senate president looks for some Republican support, says he’s willing to go around governor if necessary
Q&A with Gov. Christie About His Radical School Funding Plan
John Mooney | June 23, 2016 | Education
‘Monumental change’ is how governor describes his reform, but will it meet monumental opposition?
Gov. Christie’s School-Funding Plan: Bold or Botched -- or Both?
John Mooney | June 22, 2016 | Education
All students getting the same would be fine in the leafy suburbs, but poorer districts would end up hemorrhaging money -- and teachers
Is Lakewood on the Verge of a Meltdown?
Meir Rinde | June 21, 2016 | Education, Social
The former resort town is struggling with city-size problems: overstressed infrastructure, underfinanced schools, and growing social tensions
Checking in on the South Hunterdon School Consolidation
John Mooney | June 21, 2016 | Education
The regionalization is running smoothly, but required more work than anybody involved ever imagined
Nine More Charters Advance Through Phase I of Application Process
John Mooney | June 14, 2016 | Education
Contenders include schools from three suburban towns, added to the mix of charters from urban centers
Sweeney on School Funding: Q&A with the State Senate President
John Mooney | June 13, 2016 | Education
Sweeney’s proposed plan calls for a four-member commission and an up or down vote on its recommendations. Here’s his thinking on the issue
Fine Print: Sweeney Proposes Commission to Report on School Funding
John Mooney | June 10, 2016 | Education
Task force to report in year on inequities in funding, followed by five years to implement recommendations
Christie Isn’t Ready to Talk About Expiring Caps on Superintendent Salaries
John Mooney | June 6, 2016 | Education
Caps will sunset in November of this year, but governor doesn’t expect to start thinking about issue before October
Assemblywoman Caride to Head Lower House’s Education Committee
John Mooney | June 2, 2016 | Education
Influential seat goes to relative newcomer to state’s take-no-prisoner education debates
Agenda: Career-Tech Education Gets Special Board Meeting
John Mooney | June 1, 2016 | Education
More talk to come on teacher evaluation and graduation requirements, but no charter regulations yet
Pushing to Protect the Educational Opportunity Fund from State Budget Cuts
John Reitmeyer | May 31, 2016 | Budget, Education
The EOF has helped thousands of low-income students across NJ make it into and through college
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