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Newark School Community Anxiously Awaits Details on Impending Layoffs
John Mooney | May 27, 2015 | Education
On heels of news that 155 civil-service jobs will be cut, impact on teaching jobs remains unclear
Christie Seeks to Reshape School Accountability Mandates in Federal Waiver
John Mooney | May 26, 2015 | Education
Education Law Center says proposal would give too much leeway, with less openness, over state-controlled urban schools
Consortium Opts to Shorten PARCC Exams, Merge Two Testing Periods into One
John Mooney | May 22, 2015 | Education
In response to complaints, multi-state group decides to shave 90 minutes off math and language arts sections and alter exam schedule
Jersey City Charter Schools Claim They’re Being Shortchanged by State
John Mooney | May 21, 2015 | Education
Disparity in aid compared to district schools is focus of continuing legal battle
Education Issues – from PARCC to Superintendents’ Pay – Focus of State Senate
John Mooney | May 19, 2015 | Education
Democrats’ bills make their way through Senate committee but face two key obstacles – GOP lawmakers and Gov. Christie
Up for Vote, Senate Bill Would Strike Down Superintendent Salary Caps
John Mooney | May 18, 2015 | Education
Measure raises important question: How many Senate Republicans will line up to go against one of Christie’s early educational reforms?
Democrats' Legislation Seeks to Address Growing Concerns Over PARCC Tests
John Mooney | May 15, 2015 | Education
But attempt to respond to protests while proceeding with controversial assessments doesn’t placate critics
Camden Avoids Massive Teacher Layoffs, But Dozens Will Lose Their Jobs
John Mooney | May 13, 2015 | Education
New early-retirement incentives help ease blow in state-run school district
Newark Program Prepares Low-Income Teens for College, Workforce
Jamaal Abdul-Alim | May 13, 2015 | Education
Innovative ‘RU Ready for Work’ initiative helps teens succeed in careers and in the classroom
Let American Sign Language Count for Graduation Requirements, Bill Proposes
John Mooney | May 12, 2015 | Education
Assembly education committee passes sign-language measure, as well as bill to set up ‘recovery school’ for kids coming out of rehab
State Eases Up On Tougher Standards for Teacher Training, Licensing
John Mooney | May 11, 2015 | Education
Christie administration heeds calls for slower implementation of some of its proposed changes
Fine Print: Christie Vetoes Adding Vegetarian Options to School Lunches
John Mooney | May 8, 2015 | Education
Governor says he supports concept but legislation would bring extra costs and burdens to school districts
Teachers Union Leadership Change Comes at Critical Time for Newark Schools
John Mooney | May 7, 2015 | Education
Del Grosso to end 20-year tenure at helm as contract talks loom and controversy continues over Anderson’s ‘One Newark’ reforms
Profile: Veteran Lobbyist Represents NJ’s Suburban Schools at Statehouse
John Mooney | May 6, 2015 | Education, Profiles
She went from Tenafly school trustee to widely respected advocate for education funding
Agenda: State Board Just as Busy with What’s Not on the Docket This Month
John Mooney | May 5, 2015 | Education
Light agenda belies work still going on behind the scenes over teacher prep proposal
Without Aid, College Still ‘Dream Deferred’ for Many Undocumented Students
Hank Kalet | May 4, 2015 | Education
Recent changes in the law let unauthorized immigrants pay in-state tuition, but without needs-based financial assistance higher education can still be out of reach
Stockton Should Scrap Plans for Annex at Closed Casino, Provost Says
Tara Nurin | May 1, 2015 | Education
University official tries to help Senate budget committee peel back layers of complicated deal to buy bankrupt Showboat for classrooms and dorm
PARCC for Third-Graders: Can You Handle These Sample Questions?
John Mooney | May 1, 2015 | Education
When it comes to the new online exams, the youngest test-takers are definitely not lost in space
Sample Questions: Try Your Hand at Most Difficult of Three PARCC Math Tests
John Mooney | April 30, 2015 | Education
Passing grades will eventually be required in order to graduate from high school in NJ
Hespe Taken to Task Over Failure to Fully Fund School Districts
John Mooney | April 29, 2015 | Education
Commissioner says amount of aid reflects what state’s able to afford in tough financial times
Passing PARCC: How Do You Compare to NJ’s Ninth-Graders?
John Mooney | April 29, 2015 | Education
The difference between the new online exams and their predecessors? The new ones test both skills and knowledge
In Letter to Hespe, Sweeney and Ruiz Ask for New COmpromise on PARCC
John Mooney | April 28, 2015 | Education
Top Democrats request another year of limiting test results to 10 percent of a teacher’s rating
Sample Questions: Do You Have What It Takes to Pass the PARCC Exam?
John Mooney | April 28, 2015 | Education
Day 2 of the online testing evaluates knowledge and skills garnered during the current school year
As School District Simmers Over ‘One Newark’ Reforms, Both Sides Sit Down at Table
John Mooney | April 27, 2015 | Education
Superintendent Anderson, local advisory board are talking, though no substantive progress has been made as of yet.
Students Across New Jersey Gearing Up for Second Phase of PARCC Testing This Week
John Mooney | April 27, 2015 | Education
Take this practice test to get a feel for what students are expected to know as the school year draws to a close
Christie Still Straddles Fence on Online Tests, Common Core Standards
John Mooney | April 24, 2015 | Education
Cites value of standardized tests as measure of school quality, but takes wait-and-see approach on PARCC
Camden School Chief Offers Rebuttal to Critics of Charter-School Takeover
NJTV News | April 24, 2015 | Education
In response to NJEA legal challenge, superintendent says ‘change is hard’ but schools in question are ‘in need’ of revitalization
Stockton President Resigns Over Purchase of Bankrupt Showboat Casino
Tara Nurin | April 23, 2015 | Education
Saatkamp took risky gamble on Atlantic City and ‘Island Campus’ and looks to have lost
Little Things Are Often What Really Count in State Budget Line Items
John Mooney | April 23, 2015 | Budget, Education
Language changes tucked into appropriations act drastically hike what some districts will have to pay toward charter school costs
Education Spending Climbs Slightly in Christie’s Proposed Spending Plan
John Mooney | April 22, 2015 | Education
But most districts would see no aid hike as state once again fails to ‘fully fund’ school-spending formula
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