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The Nuclear Option: Will Christie Budget Blow Up School Funding?

John Mooney | February 24, 2017 | Education

Educators, parents, advocates have been working for months to come up with a plan to countermand the governor’s ‘Fairness Formula’

Fine Print: Assembly Moves to End PARCC as Graduation Requirement

John Mooney | February 17, 2017 | Education
Committee acts on little-used parliamentary tool, but effort still has a ways to travel
Helping Schools Address the Challenge of Inclusive Learning Environments
Jennifer Meller | February 21, 2017 | Education, Sponsored Content
Students with disabilities have a legal right to receive appropriate special education and related services in inclusive settings alongside peers who are nondisabled
While Education Simmers in D.C., NJ Quietly Puts Together Its ESSA Proposal
John Mooney | February 16, 2017 | Education
The state puts the finishing touches to its plan for implementing Every Student Succeeds Act, looks for public comment
School Violence and Vandalism by the Book
Colleen O'Dea | February 14, 2017 | Education
State DOE’s annual report on problems plaguing schools indicates small bump in incidents over the year before
School-Aid Reform: Not Enough Legislative Action to Keep Topic at Top of Agenda?
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2017 | Education
School-funding inequities have plagued New Jersey for almost a decade; is this finally the time to set things right?
What Does It Mean When State Supreme Court Says ‘No’ to Christie?
NJ Spotlight Staff | February 9, 2017 | Education
NJ Spotlight’s education writer visits WHYY to discuss top court’s refusal to hear governor’s case for reopening Abbott v. Burke decision
Can NJ Colleges Deliver ‘Income Mobility’ to Poor Students?
Colleen O'Dea | February 9, 2017 | Education
Some 66 percent of Garden State colleges help graduates climb from poverty to the ranks of the upper middle class
Senate Says Schools Will Remain ‘No-Questions-Asked’ Safe Zones for All Students
John Mooney | February 7, 2017 | Education, Immigration
Upper chamber also resolves not to support Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries
State BOE Head in Spotlight as Christie Charter-School Code Gets Voted Down
John Mooney | February 6, 2017 | Education
BOE President Biedron — targeted for replacement by Christie — says there was nothing political in thwarting governor’s charter-school regs
NJ’s Top Court Refuses to Hear Christie’s School-Funding, Seniority Brief
John Mooney | February 1, 2017 | Education
Two-page ruling points governor to lower court to fight teacher seniority, barely mentions funding challenge
Agenda: Charter Schools and Special Education Rules Move Forward
John Mooney | February 1, 2017 | Education
State board to take decisive votes on controversial regulations for private special education schools and charter schools
South Jersey School District Ready to Challenge School-Funding Formula in Court
John Reitmeyer | January 30, 2017 | Education
Superintendent no longer willing to wait for Legislature to fix the problem, says ‘We are going to become the aggressor on this issue’
Guadagno Comes Out Strong for Charters, School Choice
John Mooney | January 27, 2017 | Education
In one of her first policy statements, Republican gubernatorial candidate indicates she might push the boundaries on her boss’s charter policies
Some of NJ’s Top Educators Inspire Those with Passion to Teach
Robin Traum | January 26, 2017 | Education
High-school students whose lives have likely been changed by teachers learn how to change other lives in turn
More Universities Follow Rutgers’ Model of ‘Sober Dorms’
WNYC News | January 26, 2017 | Education
A Rutgers’ support program for students struggling with addiction has become a national exemplar
NJ Teachers Uncensored on Likely Secretary of Education
John Mooney | January 25, 2017 | Education
Among comments about DeVos as head of federal Department of Education — ‘demoralizing,’ ‘an insult and slap in the face to educators’
Decoding DeVos: What New Education Secretary Could Mean for New Jersey
John Mooney | January 20, 2017 | Education
Yes, she’s pro-charter and pro-school choice, but how might those beliefs play out for educators and students in the Garden State?
Dems Seek School-Aid Fix, Fear Christie Will Push for Drastic Changes Via Budget
John Reitmeyer | January 19, 2017 | Education
School funding has never been an easy issue for New Jersey, not even for political colleagues like Sweeney and Prieto who can’t agree on how to administer it fairly
Public Hearings — as Many as 9 — Planned on School Funding
John Mooney | January 17, 2017 | Education
Democrats Sweeney and Prieto will pursue individual approaches to funding reform
Major Building Projects at NJ Colleges to Benefit from $34M Allocation
John Reitmeyer | January 17, 2017 | Education
Assemblyman says ‘it’s money well-spent’ as supporters hope up-to-date facilities will keep our third-level institutions competitive with those in other states
Special Education Schools Alarmed at DOE Proposals
NJTV News Online | January 13, 2017 | Education
Department of Education said ‘significant overspending’ means changes need to be made, but schools worry about consequences for their survival
Sweeney and Prieto Thrust and Parry over School Funding Plan
John Mooney | January 11, 2017 | Education
Senate president and assembly speaker agree on at least one issue: They need to get out ahead of governor’s ‘Fairness Formula’
Sweeney Pushes to Keep His School-Funding Plan Alive
John Mooney | January 9, 2017 | Education
Senate president adds new wrinkle to scheme, a select committee to investigate school funding statewide
NJ Spotlight and WHYY Newsworks Talk Christie and Charters
John Mooney | January 6, 2017 | Education
Will the governor make this a big bang issue or will he let it just fade away in his last year in office?
Critics, Advocates Pump Up Volume of Charter-School Debates
John Mooney | January 5, 2017 | Education
After protest moves indoors, meeting of state Board of Education turns into lively discussion of whether NJ needs charters at all
Agenda: Public Hearings on Charters and Private Schools
John Mooney | January 4, 2017 | Education
State Board hears from the public on new charter regulations and those for private special-ed schools
Education 2017: You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
John Mooney | January 3, 2017 | Education
Can Christie continue to dominate? Will the chief justice shape the state’s top court’s ruling on Abbott? Who’s likely to head up the NJEA …
2016 Education Recap: Policy Debates More Fizzle than Pop
John Mooney | December 22, 2016 | Education
Politics, personalities, and other weighty issues contribute to stalled agendas
Public School Teachers Earn Mostly High Grades on Evaluations
John Mooney | December 16, 2016 | Education
But will fewer top scores be seen as student performance is weighted more heavily?
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