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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?

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
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
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
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