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Banking on Small Payments to Help Induce NJ Kids to Pursue Higher Education
Lisa Ward | December 16, 2015 | Education
Studies show that savings accounts can put very young children on a path to college or other post-secondary education, but success remains to be seen
Sweeney Calls for Investing $165 Million in Pre-K, Early-Childhood Programs
John Mooney | December 15, 2015 | Education
Democratic plan would extend Abbot-like services to 17 districts, restore ‘wraparound’ programs to 31 Abbott districts
Education Panels Weigh Array of Bills But Big Issues Left For Another Day
John Mooney | December 14, 2015 | Education
Proposals on docket include raising compulsory age for school attendance and releasing numbers for PARCC exam opt-outs
Could New Jersey Tenure Reform Be Affected by New Federal Law?
John Mooney | December 11, 2015 | Education
Most in NJ take wait-and-see attitude regarding scaling back of federal education mandates for teacher evaluations
Goodbye, ‘No Child Left Behind.’ Hello, ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’
John Mooney | December 10, 2015 | Education
Does a new name for the federal education policy mean significant changes for what NJ is doing or where it’s headed?
Special-Ed Ombudsman Could Help Parents Get Answers, Settle Disputes
John Mooney | December 9, 2015 | Education
Senate bill would create office that could serve as an information clearinghouse for families with special-needs kids
Fine Print: Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route
John Mooney | December 8, 2015 | Education
BRICK Academy passes first round of application process, but faces hurdles within city’s public school district
Federal Money Enables Low-Income Districts to Offer Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten
Meir Rinde | December 7, 2015 | Education
Towns like North Bergen and Galloway need all the help they can get with insufficient school budgets, but what happens when funds dry up?
Bill Requiring 20 Minutes of Daily Recess for Younger Kids Hits Delay in Assembly
John Mooney | December 4, 2015 | Education
Last-minute amendments would give schools more flexibility in how they comply with mandate
NJ’s Private Preschools Struggle Against Steep Odds to Deliver Quality Care
Meir Rinde | December 3, 2015 | Education
Helping kids learn in pre-K calls for commitment, trained staff, learning aids and -- unfortunately -- more money than most centers can muster
Final PARCC Results Reveal How New Jersey's Scores Compare with Other States
John Mooney | December 3, 2015 | Education
Despite some outbreaks of PARCC panic, Garden State finishes well ahead of most other states and their students
New Initiative Revives ‘Community Schools’ Approach in Newark
John Mooney | December 2, 2015 | Education
Remaining funds from Zuckerberg gift will help finance program based on boosting involvement in decision-making at grassroots level
And Then There Was One: Administration Approves Single Charter School
John Mooney | December 2, 2015 | Education
Most growth comes from schools expanding and adding seats under current charters
Task Force’s Report on Special-Education Reforms Calls for Changes
John Mooney | December 1, 2015 | Education
Recommendations include return to state aid based on individual students’ needs, not ‘census-based’ method
Agenda: Camden’s State-Operated Schools Top Board's Final Meeting of 2015
John Mooney | December 1, 2015 | Education
State Board of Education will also get updates on PARCC and review of Common Core standards
New Jersey Preschools Struggle To Reach the Kids They’re Meant to Teach
Meir Rinde | November 30, 2015 | Education
Will cuts to school funding dismantle what is arguably the best pre-K program in the United States?
Fine Print: Assembly May Be Close to Making Decision on School-Recess Bill
John Mooney | November 30, 2015 | Education
Lower chamber nears final vote on measure that would mandate 20 minutes minimum of recess in elementary school
For Hopeful Seniors, PARCC Scores Could Complicate Graduation Plans
John Mooney | November 25, 2015 | Education
A low score on PARCC exams won’t cost students their diplomas, but it will shunt them into a world of options and alternative tests
Putting the Garden State's Pre-K Education Programs in Perspective
Meir Rinde | November 23, 2015 | Education
New Jersey has a multiplicity of educational offerings for preschoolers; some deliver top quality, others are mediocre at best
New Education Reform Group Ready to Go Public, Targets Parental Involvement
John Mooney | November 23, 2015 | Education
Funding comes from charter school organization, while supporters include U.S. senator and two prominent state senators
New Law Being Hashed Out by D.C. Lawmakers May Have Big Impact on NJ Schools
John Mooney | November 20, 2015 | Education
Replacement for No Child Left Behind Act would give states more leeway in determining standards and developing own testing
PARCC’s Next Showing Will be to New Jersey's Families and Students
John Mooney | November 19, 2015 | Education
Districts around NJ could receive results for kids in high school within next few days
Cooperation, Not Conflict, Prevails – At Least So Far – in Newark’s Schools
NJTV | November 18, 2015 | Education
Superintendent Chris Cerf credits efforts to get entire community involved in shaping direction of state-run district
Three Years Inside a Newark Turnaround School -- Download Free E-book
November 18, 2015 | Education
‘A Promise to Renew’ delivers an in-depth look at the principal, students, and teachers struggling to transform the Quitman Street School
Lawmakers Tie Up Legislative Loose Ends Pertaining to State’s Schools
John Mooney | November 17, 2015 | Education
Committees address array of education matters ranging from bolstering special-education services to addressing chronic absenteeism
Special-Education Bills High on State Senate's Docket as Year Winds Down
John Mooney | November 16, 2015 | Education
Governor has already signed legislation requiring additional training for school-bus drivers and aides
It's Not 'One Camden' as Enrollment Plan Reflects Lessons Learned
John Mooney | November 13, 2015 | Education
Conflict experienced in Newark hasn’t surfaced so far as officials stress community involvement in universal enrollment system
NJ’s Decision to Stick with PARCC Puts It Among Small Minority of States
John Mooney | November 12, 2015 | Education
According to a new report, only seven states are using PARCC to evaluate students in 2015-2016, as more states go their own way
Candidate Christie’s Signing of School-Testing Bills Continues Shift in Views
John Mooney | November 10, 2015 | Education
After his earlier endorsement of Common Core, support of new legislation reflects further move to GOP’s right
Teachers Union -- and Its Money -- Helped Shape Outcome of Assembly Races
John Mooney | November 6, 2015 | Education
NJEA poured millions into Democratic candidates' campaigns, didn’t back even one Republican
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