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Opponents of Christie’s PARCC Graduation Requirements Go to Court

John Mooney | October 25, 2016 | Education

Advocates say requirements violate state law, argue NJ has high graduation rates because students have multiple paths to diplomas

Beleaguered Christie Holds Town Hall in Friendly Territory

John Mooney | October 19, 2016 | Education
But even in suburban New Providence some question his ‘Fairness Formula’ to equalize state aid to schools
Phil Murphy Hedges on Charter Schools, Says ‘It’s Complicated’
John Mooney | October 17, 2016 | Education
‘NJ Spotlight on Cities’ brings early focus to charter schools in 2017 governor’s race
Christie Proposes Giving Top-Performing Charter Schools New Flexibility
John Mooney | October 6, 2016 | Education
Education chief says easing certification rules for teachers would be five-year pilot program
NJ’s Teacher of the Year: From Armenia to Pascack Valley High
John Mooney | October 6, 2016 | Education
The first arts teacher to win the honor in more than ten years, refugee Argine Safari has found her passion teaching music
Salaries for NJ Teachers Moving Up After Several Years in Doldrums
John Mooney | October 5, 2016 | Education
Teachers union says pay hikes do not compensate for bigger employee contributions to pensions and healthcare
Agenda: New Charter School Regulations Finally Unveiled
John Mooney | October 4, 2016 | Education
State board to take first look at Christie’s deregulation proposal; NJ Teacher of Year also to be announced
NJ Spotlight on Cities Puts ‘Community Schools’ in Perspective
John Mooney | October 4, 2016 | Education
As the name suggests, ‘community schools’ serve as the nexus for a range of services, one of them being education
Keeping College Within Reach for Middle- and Working-Class Families
Chase Brush | September 28, 2016 | Education
With state investment in higher education continuing to decline, a new blueprint suggests ways to alleviate the burden on students and their families
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016 | Education, Social
Amid growing recognition that some students are going hungry, Rutgers-New Brunswick is the latest university in New Jersey to open a food pantry
Advocates Argue All New Jersey Schools Should Offer Arts Classes
Tara Nurin | September 22, 2016 | Education
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership points to studies that show training in music, dance, and other arts is linked to academic success
Fine Print: State Auditor Calls Out ‘Convoluted’ Allotting of School Aid
John Mooney | September 22, 2016 | Education
Auditor confirms Christie administration’s underfunding — and overfunding — of school districts
Christie Asks Top Court to Let Him Rewrite School-Funding Formula
John Mooney | September 19, 2016 | Education
The governor, who has decried the Supreme Court as ‘activist,’ asks it to sweep aside 30 years of support for Abbott rulings
The Public School Funding Battle: No Holds Barred
Chase Brush | September 16, 2016 | Education
Christie wants to scrap Abbott v. Burke; Sweeney wants a commission to make sure that funding decisions are fair
Teacher Says Imprisoned Former Student Taught Him a Valuable Lesson
NJTV News Online | September 15, 2016 | Education
Montclair teacher Dan Gill takes part in a documentary that explores the downward trajectory of a bright student
Senate Committee ‘Green Lights’ Sweeney’s School-Funding Plan
Chase Brush | September 13, 2016 | Education
A first step in what Senate president hopes is an end run around Christie
Sweeney to Bypass Christie to Set Up School-Funding Commission
John Mooney | September 12, 2016 | Education
Senate president hopes to work with Republicans in the Legislature to create a bipartisan commission by resolution
Short-Term Fixes for Long-Term Student Loan Problems
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2016 | Education
Legislators introduce a raft of measures to address ‘egregious’ aspects of how student debt is handled in New Jersey
Agenda: Hespe Makes His Swan Song as Commissioner
John Mooney | September 7, 2016 | Education
Back-to-school meeting dives into fiscal rules, puts off some other more controversial topics
Final Year of Christie Administration Could See Big Education Battles
John Mooney | September 6, 2016 | Education
School funding and state controls for Newark and other cities, PARCC graduation requirements and superintendent caps — It could be a bumpy ride
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
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