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NJ Education Officials Unveil Test Requirements for High-Schoolers to Graduate

John Mooney | October 1, 2014 | Education

While plan offers options in lieu of passing PARCC exams, critics say plan breaks promise to delay mandate

11 Schools in New Jersey Win Coveted Federal ‘Blue Ribbon’ Designation

John Mooney | October 1, 2014 | Education
This year’s recipients include eight public schools, two private schools and one charter
Explainer: Getting Inside the Urban Hope Act -- and ‘Renaissance Schools’
John Mooney | September 30, 2014 | Education, Explainer
Opening the way for charter networks to gain a toehold in the city, new law could transform education in Camden
Agenda: NJ's Teacher of the Year Will Get Day in the Sun as Board Honors Winner
John Mooney | September 30, 2014 | Education
State Board of Education will announce recipient for 2014, discuss familiar topics of testing and teacher quality
NJEA, Other Education Groups Push Own Proposals for Teacher Improvements
John Mooney | September 29, 2014 | Education
‘Taking Back the Profession’ report includes call for new tier of ‘teacher leaders’ and more mentoring
New Jersey Students Will Be Spending More Time Taking New Online Tests
John Mooney | September 26, 2014 | Education
Latest PARCC update indicates that tests could take as much as 10 hours spread over a half-dozen days
Interactive Map: Tracking Crime at NJ’s Post-Secondary Schools
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
Princeton had highest rate of reported sexual offenses; burglaries are most frequent campus crime
Newark School Board Votes to Block Superintendent Anderson’s Pay
John Mooney | September 25, 2014 | Education
Members flex their newfound fiscal muscle, but embattled state-appointed school chief still holds the purse strings
New School-Funding Case Turns Spotlight on State’s Rural Districts
John Mooney | September 24, 2014 | Education
According to complaint, 16 poor school systems are being underfunded by nearly $20 million
Debates in Camden Continue -- But Is Anybody Listening to the Community?
John Mooney | September 24, 2014 | Education
Urban Hope Act comes up for final vote next week, could open way to further charter-school expansion in that city
Senate Gives Thumbs-Up to Revised Charter-School Rules for Camden
John Mooney | September 23, 2014 | Education
Democrats accept Christie’s removal of early-retirement incentives; bill heads to Assembly for vote
Expanded Urban Hope Act Set to Come Before State Legislature Today
John Mooney | September 22, 2014 | Education
Reworked legislation opens way for large networks of charter schools in Camden
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Understanding the Basics of the Common Core
September 22, 2014 | Education, Webinars
There are plenty of questions about the Common Core standards -- NJ Spotlight goes to the experts to supply some answers
Protecting Higher Education for Lower- and Middle-Class Students, Families
Tara Nurin | September 19, 2014 | Education
Assembly committee crafts package of bills to freeze tuition, boost graduation rates at state’s public colleges and universities
Pushed on Superintendent Salary Caps, Christie Points to the NJEA
John Mooney | September 19, 2014 | Education
Governor continues to keep his own counsel when it comes to future of pay limits for top administrators
Newark’s Local School Board Flexes Newfound Fiscal Muscles
John Mooney | September 18, 2014 | Education
Board wants to sign off on Superintendent Anderson’s contract for outside evaluation team
Talks Sought on Easing Much-Debated Caps on Superintendent Salaries
John Mooney | September 17, 2014 | Education
Legislative and legal actions have failed to sway Christie administration, so lawmakers may try joint nonbinding resolution
Controversial Caps On Superintendent Salaries Under Discussion -- Again
John Mooney | September 16, 2014 | Education
Today’s meeting of Joint Committee on the Public Schools will consider next steps when -- or if – pay limits for top administrators expire in 2016
Teachers Union Heads Get First-Hand Look at NJ School-Reform Hot Spots
John Mooney | September 15, 2014 | Education
Two national leaders visits Camden and Newark districts, tout organized labor’s relevance in local debates over state initiatives
School-Lunch Policy on the Menu as Assembly Panel Gets Back to Work
John Mooney | September 12, 2014 | Education
Legislative committee looks at ways to accommodate kids with vegan or vegetarian diets
NJEA Spent Nearly $60M on Campaigns and Lobbying in Past 15 Years
John Mooney | September 11, 2014 | Education
New election finance report reveals teachers union spent more than twice as much as its nearest rival
On Visit to Camden Schools, Christie Takes Jabs at Protesters in Newark
John Mooney | September 10, 2014 | Education
Governor says ‘the interests of the children have really been placed first’ during debate in Newark over reforms
Group to Monitor Anderson Still to Coalesce, While ‘One Newark’ Moves Ahead
John Mooney | September 9, 2014 | Education
Two months after it was announced, working group members still haven’t been named, although Hespe says meeting planned
Explainer: Coming Up to Speed on the Common Core State Standards
John Mooney | September 9, 2014 | Education, Explainer
Just mentioning ‘Common Core’ is a good way to provoke an argument, but what’s behind all the anxiety?
Grassroots Camden Group Appeals Trenton’s Decision to Allow New Charters
John Mooney | September 8, 2014 | Education
Save Camden Schools signals first pushback that administration has encountered since district takeover
Op-Ed: We Need to Think About Special Education as a Service, Not a Place
Lawrence S. Feinsod | September 8, 2014 | Education, Opinion
It’s part of a continuum of programs and interventions, as inclusive as possible, and available to meet each child’s individual needs
Back to School Means First-Day Jitters for Anderson, ‘One Newark’ Plan
John Mooney | September 5, 2014 | Education
As school buses start rolling in Newark, critics of state-appointed superintendent are quick to point out that some are nearly empty
Interactive Map: Tracking Student Debt at NJ’s Private and Public 4-Year Colleges
Colleen O'Dea | September 5, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
The Ivy League may be a pricey proposition, but Princeton grads wind up with the lowest debt load of any college in the Garden State
Education Chief Kicks Off Campaign to Explain Common Core Standards
John Mooney | September 4, 2014 | Education
Statewide effort aims to address community concerns about tougher academic benchmarks
Newark Schools Chief Hails New Enrollment Strategy's First-Year Success
WNYC/NJPR | September 4, 2014 | Education
Relatively few students not yet assigned to specific schools, most will attend one of top five choices
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