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Democrats Demand Immediate Lead Testing for Water in All NJ Schools
John Mooney | March 29, 2016 | Education
Money to update water infrastructure -- estimated at $20 million -- would be siphoned from state Clean Energy Fund
Considering Opting Out of PARCC? Make Sure You Get Your Lawn Sign
John Mooney | March 28, 2016 | Education
The opt-out movement gets organized, while the administration comes up with its own strategies to keep students in seats
More Voices Join Call for Statewide Testing of Drinking Water in Schools
John Mooney | March 23, 2016 | Education
Influential school boards association backs two bills introduced in state Senate
Legislature’s Resolution Prompts Demand to Fully Fund Abbott Districts
John Mooney | March 22, 2016 | Education
ELC warns of legal action if state doesn’t comply with court formula for aid to low-income schools
Parents, Advocates Measure How Far Dyslexia Education Has Come, Still Has to Go
John Mooney | March 21, 2016 | Education
Speaking out about the progress that New Jersey schools have made in dealing with reading disorder
Segment on ‘60 Minutes’ Turns Spotlight on Success of St. Benedict’s Prep
John Mooney | March 21, 2016 | Education
Headmaster of parochial high school in Newark talks about why focus on students’ hearts and souls leads to academic achievement
Lead-Tainted Drinking Water in Newark School System Gets Closer Inspection
John Mooney | March 18, 2016 | Education
District releases results of lead tests from 2012 on; mayor demands immediate action
EPA Offered Help with Lead Found in Water in Newark Schools Back in 2003
WNYC | March 18, 2016 | Education
Former superintendent explains district had own battle plan for fixing problem and didn’t need federal’s agency’s involvement
Testing Drinking Water for Lead Levels in All NJ Public Schools Is Goal of Bill
John Mooney | March 17, 2016 | Education
Legislation, sponsored by three Democratic leaders, would also require full public disclosure of all test results
PARCC Graduation Requirement Is Illegal, Argue Education Advocates
Colleen O'Dea | March 17, 2016 | Education
According to some estimates, almost 55,000 seniors failed or sat out PARCC, jeopardizing their chance to graduate with class of 2016
Lead-Contaminated Water Found in Newark Schools Not a New Problem
Tom Johnson | March 15, 2016 | Education, Energy & Environment
District admits elevated lead levels detected in schools in past but not revealed to public
New Jersey Gears Up for New Law Replacing Federal 'No Child Left Behind Act'
John Mooney | March 15, 2016 | Education
Individual states will have more control over how they assess student achievement
Newark’s Water Issues Raise Question: Should Other Districts Be Tested?
John Mooney | March 14, 2016 | Education
NJ Department of Environmental Protection takes lead on project and programs, will likely make the call on extended monitoring
A Very Bad Week for Newark’s Public Schools Manages to Get Worse
John Mooney | March 11, 2016 | Education
Newark teachers union releases 2014 district memo alerting schools to possible lead contamination in water
Christie’s Warning to Newark Leaders Draws Backlash from Baraka
John Mooney | March 9, 2016 | Education
Governor threatened to ‘run him over’ if city’s mayor continues to oppose more charter schools
Visiting Newark Charter, Christie Jumps Headlong Into City’s Debate
John Mooney | March 8, 2016 | Education
Spending day surrounded by kids and teachers, governor takes time to warn that mayor’s attitude could delay state returning control of Newark schools
Administration Yet to Heed Recommendations of Anti-Bullying Task Force
John Mooney | March 7, 2016 | Education
More support for districts and clarification of what actually constitutes bullying are both part of final report from panel
Bill Expanding, Bolstering Early Childhood Education Unveiled in State Senate
John Mooney | March 4, 2016 | Education
But realities of lack of funding and inadequate facilities are among obstacles facing wide-ranging legislation
NJ Issues Mandatory Report on Cost of Providing ‘Adequate’ Education
John Mooney | March 3, 2016 | Education
Numbers fall $1 billion short of amount of required under state’s school-aid formula
Agenda: What’s Next for NJ with Federal Every Student Succeeds Act?
John Mooney | March 2, 2016 | Education
State Board of Education members will also hear from leaders of anti-bullying task force
State Approves Only Three New Charter Schools, Gives OK to 16 Expansions
John Mooney | March 1, 2016 | Education
Latest action reflects recent trend as Christie administration has shifted away from approving start-ups while encouraging existing operations
Teachers Mostly OK with Newark Contract, Except for Handling of Bonuses
John Mooney | February 29, 2016 | Education
Educators typically view landmark contract as evenhanded, according to new report, but friction noted on reward distribution
How Secure is Student Privacy as More Learning and Testing Go Online?
John Mooney | February 26, 2016 | Education
Experts gather to talk about how NJ stacks up when it comes to safety of students’ private information
PARCC Exam This Year Will Include Additional Section of Practice Questions
John Mooney | February 25, 2016 | Education
One-third of school districts must take part in field trials of new questions, taking up as much as two extra hours of testing time
Governor Lauds Charter Schools But Funding Doesn’t Match Rhetoric
John Mooney | February 24, 2016 | Education
Direct state aid to charter schools is actually reduced by $2.8 million in proposed budget for FY 2017
The List: NJ Schools with the Most Students Not Taking the Online PARCC Exams
John Mooney | February 22, 2016 | Education, The List
Highest percentages of students who didn’t take exams were mostly from more affluent districts
Additional State Aid for Most Districts Won’t Even Cover One Teacher’s Salary
John Mooney | February 22, 2016 | Education
Median amount is around $30,000; Newark gets $26.8M from new fund to offset charter-school costs
Early Childhood Offerings Would Expand with New Legislative Package
John Mooney | February 19, 2016 | Education
All-day kindergarten, tax credits – and even a new Department of Early Childhood – proposed by influential state Senate Democrat
Steep Cost of NJ’s Public Colleges Works Against Students, Hurts State
Meir Rinde | February 18, 2016 | Education
Making a college education out-of-reach financially encourages students to attend school elsewhere -- and they rarely return
State Budget for Education is Tight, But Newark Schools May Get $20M Boost in Aid
John Mooney | February 18, 2016 | Education
Special fund offsets costs for ‘host districts’ with abundance of charter schools
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