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Newark School Chief’s Fate Unclear But Her Vision for Future Remains Focused
John Mooney | June 19, 2014 | Education
Amid uncertainty about her job status, Cami Anderson proceeds with next step in reorganization plan
Assembly Votes to Put Brakes on Impact of Common Core and New Student Testing
John Mooney | June 18, 2014 | Education
Measure would set up task force, could delay the consequences of new standards and associated tests by as much as two years
State Education Official: Flurry of Activity Doesn't Count on School Calendar
John Mooney | June 16, 2014 | Education
Pascack Valley's virtual snow day earns "A" for effort but students and staff need to be actually in class
Bills to Expand Rutgers' Board of Governors Make Progress in Legislature
Chase Brush | June 13, 2014 | Education, Politics
Controversial bills to add four governors to board could face state and federal constitutional challenges
Feds Cite NJ’s Progress in Implementing ‘Race to the Top’ Initiatives
John Mooney | June 13, 2014 | Education
But U.S. Department of Education report on implementation of $38M grant also cites cumbersome policies and bureaucracy
Tremors Felt Here After California Judge’s Ruling on Teacher Tenure
John Mooney | June 12, 2014 | Education
But evaluation system NJ lawmakers enacted in 2012 likely to limit the impact of Golden State decision on New Jersey
Poll: Time for Superintendent Salary Caps to Be Retired?
June 12, 2014 | Education, Polling
Rutgers Releases Internal Report Calling for Revamping Governing Bodies
Chase Brush | June 11, 2014 | Education
Task force suggests down-sizing number of trustees, consulting with lawmakers and governor on appointments to university’s two boards
State Lawmakers Clash Over Controversial Cap on Pay of Superintendents
John Mooney | June 10, 2014 | Education
Democrats cite exodus of talent from school districts while Republicans link high salaries to high taxes
Explainer: How New Master Plans Are Shaping NJ’s Flagship State University
Chase Brush | June 10, 2014 | Education, Explainer
Can ambitious plans transform Rutgers into 'one of the nation's great universities?'
NJ Educators Learn How Common Core Works -- and What Work They Need to Do
John Mooney | June 9, 2014 | Education
Conference includes key session on collaborative, multi-discipline approach described as pivotal part of new standards
Schools Prepare to Comply with Special-Needs Court Settlement
John Mooney | June 6, 2014 | Education
Total of 76 districts across NJ must take steps to place students in ‘least-restrictive environment’
Fine Print: Bill Would Eliminate Caps on Superintendent Salaries
John Mooney | June 6, 2014 | Education
Legislation targets $175,000 limit that’s been hailed for fiscal prudence, blamed in part for exodus of administrators
Jersey City’s Experience Offers Cautionary Tale for Newark, Paterson
John Mooney | June 5, 2014 | Education
While two school districts celebrate return of some local control, they’re still a long way from regaining real power
Agenda: Board Addresses Status of Takeovers, Teacher Evaluations
John Mooney | June 4, 2014 | Education
Monthly meeting will include presentation on teacher goals, and votes on returning some controls to school districts in Paterson and Newark
State Poised to Return Some Local Control to Paterson, Newark Schools
John Mooney | June 3, 2014 | Education
But Board of Education retains final say overall, including appointing district superintendents
Sweeney's Bill Could Shift Balance of Power on Rutgers Board of Governors
Tara Nurin | June 2, 2014 | Education
University promises strong action against bill that would add four politically appointed governors to current board
Dozens of School Districts Win Waivers for New Teacher Evaluations
John Mooney | May 30, 2014 | Education
Chief concern: how often must teachers be evaluated, and for how long.
Interview with Cami Anderson: ‘I Have No Intentions of Resigning’
May 30, 2014 | Education
Embattled Newark schools superintendent defends “One Newark” reforms, suggests plan is misunderstood and misrepresented
Fate Uncertain for Bills Aimed at Slowing Down Switch to New State Testing
John Mooney | May 29, 2014 | Education
The administration is moving ahead with its implementation of PARCC, but may be open to a change in how it’s used
Mastery Network Moves Into Camden, After Paying Its Dues in Philadelphia
John Mooney | May 28, 2014 | Education
Charter organization’s roots in Philadelphia schools show its model at work, complete with its systems, supports -- and demerits
'One Newark' by the Numbers -- Charters Rate as Top Grade-School Choice
John Mooney | May 28, 2014 | Education
Trend reverses for high schools, with Newark's district schools leading the list of preferences
NJ's Next Generation Science Standards: The Quiet Revolution
John Mooney | May 27, 2014 | Education
New standards emphasize experiment and explanation rather than rote memorization
Reform Bill Could Reshape Landscape for Charter-School Approvals
John Mooney | May 23, 2014 | Education
Local say would be increased, single authority would weigh applications statewide
Embattled Newark School Chief Has Important Friend in High Places
John Mooney | May 22, 2014 | Education
Christie expresses support for Cami Anderson and her reforms but won’t comment on her contract renewal
High-School Students Disrupt Newark School Advisory Board Meeting
John Mooney | May 21, 2014 | Education
Session is adjourned after chanting protesters won’t quiet down and then refuse to leave
Agenda: State Board of Education to Take up the 'Other' Standards
John Mooney | May 21, 2014 | Education
Special meeting to start discussion on standards other than Common Core
With Eight-Bill Package in Trenton, Vo-Tech Schools Finally Get Some Respect
John Mooney | May 20, 2014 | Education
Legislation would increase funding and ease regulations for career-focused programs
PARCC Pilot Ramps Up for Round Two, Amid Educator Anxieties
John Mooney | May 19, 2014 | Education
Worries about technology continue to head the list, although DOE says there are simple fixes for many
Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey’s Schools
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
Biggest total annual spending total last year was staggering $1 billion in Newark