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Christie Stakes Legacy Claim to New Jersey Charter Schools

John Mooney | May 27, 2016 | Education

Speech to charter leaders and advocates mixes passionate rhetoric with regulatory changes

When a College Recruits Black Students Others Consider Too Risky

Meredith Kolodner | The Hechinger Report | May 26, 2016 | Education
With the college graduation rate for black students half that of whites, one university changes the rules of the game, and beats the odds
Golden Parachutes of NJ Public College Presidents Cost Millions
Mark Lagerkvist | May 24, 2016 | Education
Retiring college presidents can look forward to sabbaticals at full or partial pay, teaching positions, even automobiles
NJIT President’s $5.3M Contract Takes Top Spot Among NJ College Chiefs
Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016 | Education
To some critics, high salaries are hard to justify when students are struggling to pay tuition and more professors are needed at many schools
The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges
Mark Lagerkvist | May 23, 2016 | Education, The List
The salaries are nothing to sneeze at, and the benefits -- from performance bonuses and annuity payments to housing and cars -- must make an admittedly tough job a lot easier to take
NJ Continues to Cut Funding for Higher Education, Spends Less Than in 2008
Meir Rinde | May 20, 2016 | Education
As money for college dwindles, middle-class and lower-middle-class families and students appear to be bearing the brunt of the shortfall
Perspectives on the Passing of ‘Zuckerberg Era’ in Newark Schools
John Mooney | May 19, 2016 | Education
The Foundation for Newark’s Future -- caretakers of original Facebook gift -- has spent down the money and closed its doors
DOE Refines Portfolio Review as PARCC Alternative for Graduation
Meir Rinde | May 13, 2016 | Education
Good news for seniors: Department extends portfolio deadline, changes rules to keep parents in loop, reminds local districts of responsibilities
School Performance Reports 101: What You Need to Know to Decode the Data
John Mooney | May 9, 2016 | Education
The state has released a treasure trove of data about all 2,500 public schools, but digging in is partly a matter of knowing where to look
To Get a Sense of Trump’s Education Policies, Look No Further than Christie
John Mooney | May 6, 2016 | Education
Teachers union, Democratic leaders argue that Trump’s ‘bully’ culture perfectly aligns with Christie’s treatment of NJ teachers
PARCC Foes Vow to Keep Fighting High-School Graduation Requirement
Meir Rinde | May 5, 2016 | Education
Teachers Union, anti-test activists confront state Board of Education in battle that also involves the Legislature and courts.
Agenda: Teacher Evaluation Revisions Up for First Review
John Mooney | May 4, 2016 | Education
Protests expected over graduation requirements, while state board likely signs off on Common Core replacement
Refining and Revising Anti-Bullying Law Easier Said Than Done
Meir Rinde | May 3, 2016 | Education
One of the more unpopular changes would give school principals the discretion to decide what constitute bullying and what is just bad behavior
Another 21 Go Under the Axe at Essex County College
NJTV Online News | April 29, 2016 | Education
Latest round of firings comes just a week after President Gale Gibson was laid off
Baraka and Christie Square off Over $72M Gap in Newark School Budget
NJTV Online News | April 28, 2016 | Education
Mayor places blame on former superintendent Cami Anderson, governor defends investment in charter schools
NJ School Districts Craft Progressive Policies on Transgender Rights
Meir Rinde | April 25, 2016 | Education, Social
Advocates say schools have made a good first step, but much more needs to be done when it comes to gender-identity issues
Administration Poring Over Pearson Contract to Assess PARCC Damages
John Mooney | April 25, 2016 | Education
Just determining what contract says about outages will be a chore; the agreement’s documents are nearly 1,000 pages long
Hespe’s Headaches: PARCC Glitch, School Funding, Anti-Bullying . . .
John Mooney | April 21, 2016 | Education
Flaky PARCC server throws a pall over commissioner’s State House visit
Fine Print: Annual OLS Quizzing of Christie Administration on Schools
John Mooney | April 20, 2016 | Education
Legislative staff probes charter funding and mysterious 2012 task force
Could 10,000 NJ High-School Students Miss Their Graduations?
John Mooney | April 19, 2016 | Education
Lawyers are negotiating to find an alternative to passing PARCC or other testing requirements, but no deal yet
Reformers Question If School-Aid Formula Is Out of Touch with Reality
Meir Rinde | April 13, 2016 | Education
It’s not just rich versus poor or urban versus rural; some basic assumptions of school-funding formula may need to be rethought
Beyond Recognizing the Problem, Paying to Purify Drinking Water in NJ Schools
John Mooney | April 12, 2016 | Education, Energy & Environment
Parents, educators, teachers, and lawmakers start coming to terms with a situation that’s probably far more complex than anyone suspects
Administration Soldiers On with PARCC Plans, Despite Protests from Parents
Meir Rinde | April 7, 2016 | Education
State is prepared to speedily process thousands of appeals from students who fail graduation tests, officials say
Public Program Delivers Seal of Approval to Private Pre-K Schools
Meir Rinde | April 6, 2016 | Education
Grow NJ Kids program completes first evaluation, awards three stars to Newark early-education facility
New Applicants Still Lining Up to Open Charter Schools in New Jersey
John Mooney | April 6, 2016 | Education
DOE received 24 applications for new schools while still giving more preference to expansions
Sham NJ College Helps Enrollees Obtain Student Visas, Not Diplomas
NJTV News | April 6, 2016 | Education
Over three years, the University of Northern New Jersey enabled a thousand foreign nationals from 26 countries to get valuable enrollment papers
Agenda: Should PARCC Exam Be Required for High-School Graduation?
John Mooney | April 5, 2016 | Education
Protests planned before board meeting; replacement of Common Core also slated for first vote
State at Beginning of Long Struggle to Purify Drinking Water in NJ Schools
John Mooney | April 4, 2016 | Education
DEP says it will be months to get a sense of size of problem, then hard work of remediation remains
DOE Wants to Know If Adolescent Students Should Be Allowed to Sleep In
John Mooney | April 1, 2016 | Education
Administration preps for pilot to determine if later start times make for smarter middle-school and high-school kids
Democrats Demand Immediate Lead Testing for Water in All NJ Schools
John Mooney | March 29, 2016 | Education
Money to update water infrastructure -- estimated at $20 million -- would be siphoned from state Clean Energy Fund
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