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Compromise Between State and School Yields Smaller Trustees Board at Rutgers
Tara Nurin | December 19, 2014 | Education
Vote by lawmakers to change governing structure at state university could signal end to multiyear power struggle
Bill Calling for Look at Later Start to School Day Advances to State Assembly
John Mooney | December 19, 2014 | Education
Various studies cite negative impact of early classes, but some worry about impact on after-school activities
The Bacon Decision: A Setback for School Funding in New Jersey
John Mooney | December 19, 2014 | Education
NJ Spotlight’s John Mooney discusses the implications of the recent Bacon v. NJDOE ruling
Schools Development Agency's Chief Cites Gains, Acknowledges Challenges
John Mooney | December 18, 2014 | Education
While a number of projects are in the works, funding for Abbott districts is running low – and is virtually depleted for non-Abbott school projects
Report Shows Continued Decline in Harassment, Bullying in NJ Schools
John Mooney | December 17, 2014 | Education
Three years into tough new law, educators seem to have gotten a handle on how to deal with aggressors while helping victims
Superior Court Judge Rules Against Rural Districts in School-Funding Suit
John Mooney | December 16, 2014 | Education
Setback in Bacon v. NJDOE only temporary, plaintiff's lawyers say, but decision frees state to focus on upcoming school budget
Court Hears Arguments in Bacon v. NJDOE, Rural Equivalent of Abbott Ruling
John Mooney | December 15, 2014 | Education
Underfunding rural school districts cost them preschool programs, and much more, suit asserts
At Senate Confirmation Hearing, Hespe Takes Some Tough Questions
John Mooney | December 12, 2014 | Education
Topics acting commissioner tackles: Abbott v. Burke, salary caps, state-takeover districts, school choice and, inevitably, Cami Anderson
Federal Funds Mean More Kids in New Jersey Will Get to Attend Preschool
John Mooney | December 11, 2014 | Education
About 2,000 children in 19 districts will benefit from $66M in aid, partly closing gap left when state abandoned earlier pledge to expand pre-K
Vo-Tech Advocates Applaud Bill-Signings, See Brighter Outlook for Funding
John Mooney | December 10, 2014 | Education
Assembly speaker shepherds through legislation, optimistic that Christie will include more money in next state budget
New Curriculum Emphasizes Italian Role in New Jersey, American History
John Mooney | December 9, 2014 | Education
A decade in the making, lesson plans and study guides explore everything from Roman law to Pinocchio
Administration Defines High-Performing School Districts By the Numbers
John Mooney | December 9, 2014 | Education
As part of its attempt to speed state monitoring for some, Department of Education spells out specific new targets to be hit
With Confirmation Hearing After Lengthy Delay, Hespe Finally Gets His Day
John Mooney | December 8, 2014 | Education
On the job nine months, education chief is almost certain to be confirmed – but here are three tough questions he’s likely to be asked
Report Contains Good News About New Jersey’s Graduating Class of 2014
John Mooney | December 4, 2014 | Education
Overall graduation rates are up slightly, as are those for African-American and Hispanic students
Higher-Performing Schools May Escape Tangle of State-Monitoring Red Tape
John Mooney | December 4, 2014 | Education
Proposed waivers would give districts break from mandated periodic reviews if they maintain specific standards
Major Renovations, Not Replacement, Unveiled for Iconic High School in Camden
John Mooney | December 3, 2014 | Education
Announcement of $50M initiative provides photo-op for Gov. Christie, but governor takes no questions about turnaround on building upgrade
Update on PARCC Testing, ‘Snapshot’ of Class of 2014 on Agenda Tomorrow
John Mooney | December 2, 2014 | Education
Board will also review guidelines for state’s oversight of four large urban school districts
Day of Judgment Draws Near for New Jersey's New Teacher-Evaluation System
John Mooney | December 1, 2014 | Education
Amid debate during first year of implementation, key juncture will be reached soon when teachers get their individual ratings
NJ Teacher Evaluations Are: a) Mostly a Success b) Still Need Work c) Both
John Mooney | November 26, 2014 | Education
How was the first year of New Jersey’s new teacher evaluation system? Depends on whom you ask
Arbitrators Rule Against Newark’s Anderson in Two More Tenure Cases
John Mooney | November 25, 2014 | Education
Superintendent taken to task for using two years of teacher evaluations when only one is allowed
Newark Mayor Continues Push to Wrest Back Reins of City’s Schools
John Mooney | November 25, 2014 | Education
Hosting weekend gathering of various stakeholders is part of broader political strategy addressing issue he doesn’t control
NJ School Chiefs Rub Elbows with Obama, Top Education Officials at White House
John Mooney | November 21, 2014 | Education
Eight superintendents among 100 nationwide selected to attend summit on learning and technology
Q&A: Prominent School Superintendent Joins Exodus to Greener Pastures
John Mooney | November 20, 2014 | Education
James Crisfield leaves helm of Millburn schools and heads to Pennsylvania rather than accept 25% salary cut
At Newark School Striving for Turnaround, a 12-Year-Old’s Fragile Success
Sara Neufeld, The Hechinger Report | November 20, 2014 | Education
Grateful for Grandma, longing for Mom, a boy pours his heart into studying
NJ Public School Teachers Assess Garden State’s Smallest Scholars
John Mooney | November 19, 2014 | Education
Schools wrap up pilot round of kindergarten-entry assessments (KEA), start to compile data
Preliminary Report Provides Glimpse of First Year of New Teacher Evaluations
John Mooney | November 18, 2014 | Education
While key data is still not available, survey suggests that new rating system based on ‘student growth objectives’ is mostly working well
Tribute: Clement Price Leaves His Mark on Newark and Beyond
John Mooney | November 17, 2014 | Education, Social
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Rutgers Chancellor Nancy Cantor honor the late historian of the city and its people
Backlash by Kids, Parents Among Obstacles to Later Start to Classes
John Mooney | November 14, 2014 | Education
As Senate panel OKs study, one school chief describes how short-lived change in his district impacted after-school jobs and sports teams
Student Essay Helps Holocaust Educator Earn Place in NJ Hall of Fame
John Mooney | November 13, 2014 | Education
After tirelessly taking her story to adults and children across New Jersey, Maud Dahme to be honored as ‘unsung hero’ in her home state
Teachers Add Critical Voice to State's Newly Named Testing Commission
John Mooney | November 12, 2014 | Education
While skeptics worry Christie appointees will rubber-stamp state policy, two named to panel express optimism that dissident voices will be heard
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