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Administration Releases New Code for Teacher Training, ‘Alternate Route’
John Mooney | February 5, 2015 | Education
Proposals get lukewarm reception from teacher-education colleges and educators themselves
State Board of Education Presents First Peek at Reports on PARCC Results
John Mooney | February 5, 2015 | Education
Breakout of scores on new tests will make it simple to compare students to counterparts across district, state, and country
More School Administrators, Teachers Getting Behind State's Anti-Bullying Law
John Mooney | February 4, 2015 | Education
Report indicates that most educators believe New Jersey’s landmark legislation is helping to improve school climate and culture
School Performance Reports: Poorer Districts Have Higher Absenteeism
John Mooney | February 4, 2015 | Education
As many as 50 percent of students in some urban schools miss classes at least 10 days out of 180-day school year
School Performance Reports: New Data Tracks Interest in Vo-Tech Classes
John Mooney | February 3, 2015 | Education
Nearly 20 percent of high-school students took at least one career and technical education class last year – and not just at vocational schools
Agenda: State Board Takes Up Teacher Preparation, Impact of New PARCC Testing
John Mooney | February 3, 2015 | Education
Monthly meeting to get first look at new licensure code that will remake requirements for becoming a teacher in NJ
State Poised to Toughen Teacher-License Standards, Bolster Support System
John Mooney | February 2, 2015 | Education
Proposed code changes would increase time spent as student teachers, toughen ‘alternate route’ standards
The Results Are In: State Releases 2013-2014 School Performance Reports
John Mooney | February 2, 2015 | Education
Student growth percentiles make it possible to see how kids are doing compared with peers across the state
Diegnan Enters PARCC Exam Fray with Bill Formalizing Opt-Out Procedures
John Mooney | January 30, 2015 | Education
Grassroots opposition to online testing continues to grow, while administration soldiers on with preparations for next month’s rollout
Poll: Do You Think Your School District is Ready for the Rollout of PARCC?
January 29, 2015 | Education, Polling
Next month will see the launch of online testing and student assessment in NJ schools -- done deal, disaster, or something in-between?
Crowd’s Small But the Message is Loud and Clear at Hearing on New State Exam
John Mooney | January 29, 2015 | Education
Educators complain PARCC – and over-testing in general – take too much time away from teaching and learning
Profile: New Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Promises to Put Faculty Above Politics
Tara Nurin | January 28, 2015 | Education, Profiles
Former University of Maryland law school dean has been recognized as one of the top legal administrators in the country
Coalition Hopes to Dial Down the Volume of the Debate Over PARCC Exams
John Mooney | January 28, 2015 | Education
We Raise NJ brings together educators, administrators, and families who think it’s time to move ahead with testing
State’s Largest Teachers Union: Families Have Right to Opt Out of New Testing
John Mooney | January 27, 2015 | Education
NJEA releases results of polls that a large majority of parents believe preparation wastes valuable classroom time
Opinion: Time to Give the ‘Cami-Bashing’ a Rest -- Woes in Newark Go Way Back
Laura Waters | January 27, 2015 | Education, Opinion
Problems in the city’s troubled school system stretch back decades; the shrill tone of the criticisms of the current superintendent are short-sighted and ill-conceived
Interim Report Lays Out First Assessments of State's Testing Efforts
John Mooney | January 26, 2015 | Education
State Education Commissioner Hespe heads up panel, promises to take parents' concerns about overtesting into consideration
Advocates Want DOE to Open New Graduation Guidelines to Formal Public Comment
John Mooney | January 23, 2015 | Education
Turning requirements into regulations would help ensure that students can take advantage of all paths to a H.S. diploma
Schools Chief Admits NJ Mishandled Construction Process in Needy Districts
John Mooney | January 22, 2015 | Education
Hespe concedes state didn’t follow legally required procedure, says it’s now complying with law
Public Gets Chance to Air Views on Controversial New Testing for NJ Students
John Mooney | January 21, 2015 | Education
Hearings set next week around the state on PARCC exams tied to much-debated Common Core standards
Assembly Bill Would Increase Suicide-Awareness Training for New Jersey Educators
John Mooney | January 20, 2015 | Education
New measure would require teachers to spend two hours each year learning ways to identify and avoid these tragedies
What Has School Security Task Force Been Doing for the Past Two Years?
John Mooney | January 16, 2015 | Education
One of three specially-appointed state panels that still haven’t issued reports, it is just now having its first public hearings
Everything’s Going Great for Camden’s State-Run Public Schools, Right?
John Mooney | January 15, 2015 | Education
Despite governor’s upbeat assessment, the answer depends on who’s answering the question
Professor’s Report on Charter Schools Prompts Ethics Accusations
NJTV | January 15, 2015 | Education
Rutgers faculty member suggests allegations stem from special-interest group defending its turf
Governor Trumpets Reforms – and Makes Surprising Pitch for School Vouchers
John Mooney | January 14, 2015 | Education, Politics
Speech also touts initiative in Camden district but barely mentions more controversial changes in Newark
Assembly Efforts to Focus on Teacher Preparation, Mentoring and Support
John Mooney | January 13, 2015 | Education
State's lower chamber has busy spring ahead of it working on package of education legislation
Newark School Chief Could Earn Hefty Bonus Based on Performance Review
John Mooney | January 13, 2015 | Education
If Cami Anderson meets seven criteria, she qualifies for a 20 percent boost above her 2013-2014 salary
School-Choice Opportunities Likely to Shrink Under New, Cash-Strapped State Budget
John Mooney | January 9, 2015 | Education
Expansion of popular program allowing public-school students to switch districts left available funds depleted
Now It Counts: NJ Releases First Data Linking Test Scores, Teacher Ratings
John Mooney | January 9, 2015 | Education
‘Median Student Growth Percentiles’ based on results of statewide exams will factor into annual evaluations
State Board of Education Members Put to the Test by Anti-Testing Turnout
John Mooney | January 8, 2015 | Education
Foes of switching to controversial PARCC exams enliven normally sedate monthly meeting in Trenton
Paterson Schools Chief Earns Good Grades for State-Controlled District
John Mooney | January 8, 2015 | Education
In marked contrast with Anderson appearance, Evans earns kudos from state Board of Education
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