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Agenda: Honoring Teacher of the Year, Reviewing Oversight of Two Districts
John Mooney | October 6, 2015 | Education
Annual award at center stage, but State Board will also hear updates on Newark and Jersey City local control, release of PARCC scores
Administration Revises and Updates Rules for Charter School Renewal
John Mooney | October 5, 2015 | Education
Three-tiered system part of the changes, as well as fewer reviews for top-performing charters
‘Camden Commitment’ Will Soon Face Big Test with Revamped Enrollment Rules
John Mooney | October 2, 2015 | Education
School chief’s reform plan will include ‘universal’ system similar to one that met dissent inNewark
Common Core ‘Listening Tour’ Hears From Just a Handful of Witnesses
John Mooney | September 30, 2015 | Education
Few turn out for sessions scheduled after Gov. Christie backed off from previous support of controversial education standards
What’s the State of the Arts in New Jersey’s Public-School Classrooms Today?
John Mooney | September 29, 2015 | Education
Most students have access to arts offerings, but advocates worry about cutbacks – including time taken away to prepare kids for PARCC exams
Expanded Requirements for Teachers-to-Be Concern Higher-Education Leaders
John Mooney | September 28, 2015 | Education
College and university presidents call mandating additional half-year in classroom too expensive, overly burdensome
When ‘Oprah’ and the Nation Turned Their Eyes to Newark’s Public Schools
John Mooney | September 25, 2015 | Education
Book looks at what happened to $100M gift from Facebook founder – and reform efforts it inspired
Panel Mapping Out Path to Local Control of Schools Draws Crowd in Newark
John Mooney | September 24, 2015 | Education
About 100 gathered for first public meeting warned that task ahead will be difficult – but are assured that it will get done
Sayreville Schools Chief Who Canceled Grid Season Speaks Out on Controversy
John Mooney | September 23, 2015 | Education
During conference on hazing, Richard Labbe delivers first extensive public recounting of his decisions -- and the fallout
Kindergarten Kids’ Drawings, Numbers Graphically Show Why Pre-K is Key
John Mooney | September 22, 2015 | Education
Veteran kindergarten teacher wows Senate hearing by showing difference in work between those who did -- and didn't -- attend preschool
New Jersey Adds a New Tier for State’s Educators: ‘Teacher Leader’
John Mooney | September 21, 2015 | Education
Criteria for designation yet to be determined but move earns praise as big step forward for NJ education
State Senate Committee Turns Its Attention to ‘Universal’ Preschool
John Mooney | September 18, 2015 | Education
State-required pre-K programs currently serve 50,000 low-income children
New ‘Renaissance School’ Hailed as Big Step Forward for Camden Kids
John Mooney | September 17, 2015 | Education
First facility built under Urban Hope Act of 2012 may be precursor of a whole different school system for Camden
Common Core Review Committee Rolls Up Sleeves, Gets to Work on Revisions
John Mooney | September 15, 2015 | Education
Most members work in public education but panel also includes parents and representatives of business community
Fine Print: ‘Chronically Absent’ Students – and How to Deal with Problem
John Mooney | September 11, 2015 | Education
Study finds one in four districts in 2013-14 had a high number of students missing school at least 10 percent of the year
New Testing Policies Slowly Take Shape in Slew of Education Department Memos
John Mooney | September 10, 2015 | Education
Disgruntled families take department to court, claiming it did not follow proper procedure for setting and vetting policy
Unresolved Labor Issues Loom Large Over State-Run Newark School District
John Mooney | September 8, 2015 | Education
Talks on new teacher contract hang fire while administrators enter 6th year without new pact
More NJ Students Taking College Entrance Exams, Though Scores Remain Flat
John Mooney | September 4, 2015 | Education
Early results on test-taking patterns show overall participation rates among all students climbed 3 percent
Have Something to Say About NJ Education Standards? Public forums slated
John Mooney | September 4, 2015 | Education
Christie administration schedules ‘listening tour’ after turnabout on Common Core State Standards
Two Big Financial Gifts Reflect Changing Face of School Fundraising
John Mooney | September 3, 2015 | Education
Private donations amounting to nearly $1 million to Camden and Newark come through high-tech pathways
Newark and Camden School Districts In Line to Receive Hefty Private Donations
John Mooney | September 2, 2015 | Education
Although exact dollar figures have not been named, state-run districts could see private largesse running to ‘six figures’
Agenda: Start of New School Year Brings Familiar Topics
John Mooney | September 1, 2015 | Education
Newark schools and review of state standards back before state board, as well as more routine matters
Too Soon for Legacy, Christie’s Education Record Continues to Shape Issues
John Mooney | August 31, 2015 | Education
Critics waste no time ‘welcoming’ Cerf to Newark, funding shortfalls persist in puzzling and plaguing policymakers and pols
Newest Panel Formed by Christie Joins Parade of Education Task Forces
John Mooney | August 14, 2015 | Education
Latest committee looks into benefits, drawbacks of starting high-school classes later in the morning
Relative Calm Marks Year Two of ‘One Newark,’ But Opposition Remains
John Mooney | August 13, 2015 | Education
Earlier start and more staff seem to help, although Mayor Baraka still calls for end of ‘dysfunctional’ enrollment system
Lesniak Will Keep Pushing for ‘Recovery High Schools’ Despite Christie Veto
John Mooney | August 12, 2015 | Education
Senator, long passionate about high schools for kids with substance-abuse problems, will explore other models
Bills Add ASL to Accepted Languages, Authorize Study of Later-Start H.S. Classes
John Mooney | August 11, 2015 | Education
But Christie conditionally vetoes ‘recovery high schools’ for students with substance-abuse problems
State Shifts Regional Achievement Center into Camden School District
John Mooney | August 10, 2015 | Education
NJ says the RACs, criticized by NJEA and other concerned parties, serve highest-need schools
Charter Teachers Typically Follow Traditional Routes to Certification
John Mooney | August 7, 2015 | Education
New staff at charters thus far follow tried-and-true path to fulfilling requirements, administration reports
New Superintendent Promises ‘Trust’ and ‘Healing,’ But Offers Few Specifics
John Mooney | August 6, 2015 | Education
Cerf pledges steps toward local control while vague on ‘One Newark’ and dealing with looming budget gap
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