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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
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
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?
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?
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