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Newark Teachers Union Inks New Contract — without Oprah, Zuckerberg
John Mooney | May 16, 2017 | Education
After more than a year at the bargaining table, NTU walks away with contract that protects performance bonuses, includes raises
Adding It Up: Economic Impact of New Jersey’s Private Colleges
John Reitmeyer | May 11, 2017 | Education
All told, private schools contribute about $3.5 billion to the state’s economy, a sizable chunk of change from 14 public facilities
New Jersey’s Court System Continues to Drive Education Policy
John Mooney | May 4, 2017 | Education
Yesterday’s dismissal of the Newark ‘LIFO’ case and recent decisions continue to show how the court is a force in education in Garden State
Democrats to Christie: No Progress on School-Aid Reform, No Budget
John Mooney | May 3, 2017 | Education
No more debates about fine points of various plans, the Democrats want real movement on funding formula
Fine Print: OLS Releases Analysis of Christie School Budget
John Mooney | April 25, 2017 | Education
Annual budget report details questions about state aid, more
Parents Let Lawmakers Know They’re Unhappy with School Funding
NJTV News Online | April 25, 2017 | Education
As they sat and listened to legislators and education officials debate state aid for New Jersey’s schools, parents made their presence felt
Exploring Christie’s Budget Plan — From the Education Angle
John Mooney | April 24, 2017 | Education
Acting education commissioner Harrington slated to appear today before Assembly committee to speak up for governor’s public education allocations
As Pols Dawdle over School Funding, Here Are the Numbers at Stake
John Mooney | April 18, 2017 | Education
Depending on whose math you follow, districts could be in line for $1 billion to $2 billion
Opinion: Why I Support Betsy DeVos
Dick Zimmer | April 17, 2017 | Education, Opinion
The issue is school choice. The opposition is the teachers unions
Taking a Closer Look at New Jersey DOE School Performance Reports
NJTV News Online | April 12, 2017 | Education
NJ Spotlight education writer John Mooney explains what’s new and why it matters for the latest crop of school report cards
Latest School Performance Reports Put ACT/SAT Results in Perspective
John Mooney | April 5, 2017 | Education
Reports, released yesterday, continue to stress dynamic growth over static snapshots
AGENDA: STATE BOARD TAKES UP SCHOOL MONITORING, AGAIN
John Mooney | April 4, 2017 | Education
State accountability system gets a fresh look, while old topics get last hearing
Will NJ Schools Be Affected by U.S. Top Court Ruling on Special Ed?
John Mooney | March 27, 2017 | Education
State already answers to higher legal standard, but federal ruling should re-emphasize that minimum progress is not enough for special-needs students
78 Days and Counting in Governor’s 100-Day School-Funding Challenge
John Mooney | March 22, 2017 | Education
Christie offered legislators a 100-day window to remake the school-funding formula with him, but so far there have been few takers
Assembly Hopes Senate Will Go Along with PARCC Rollback
John Mooney | March 17, 2017 | Education
Lower chamber wants to eliminate PARCC as graduation requirement for NJ’s public high schools
Push to Expand Public Preschool Likely to Be Part of Budget Battle
John Mooney | March 15, 2017 | Education
Advocates recognize money is tight but argue now’s the time to roll out public pre-K to 100 low-income communities
Is Teacher Preparation in New Jersey Failing Students with Disabilities?
Jackie Mader | The Hechinger Report | March 2, 2017 | Education
Educators say many teachers in the Garden State and elsewhere are unprepared to teach wide range of students
Christie’s School Funding Surprise: Maintain the Status Quo
John Mooney | March 1, 2017 | Budget, Education
Governor pledges 100-day window to work with lawmakers to fix funding, but caps offer with veiled threat if no solution is reached
Building Financial Literacy in High School So Kids Don’t Rack up Huge College Loans
John Reitmeyer | February 28, 2017 | Education
As costs of public and private colleges continue to climb, NJ student are sinking deeper into debt, but learning to be smarter about money can be a huge help
The Nuclear Option: Will Christie Budget Blow Up School Funding?
John Mooney | February 24, 2017 | Education
Educators, parents, advocates have been working for months to come up with a plan to countermand the governor’s ‘Fairness Formula’
Helping Schools Address the Challenge of Inclusive Learning Environments
Jennifer Meller | February 21, 2017 | Education, Sponsored Content
Students with disabilities have a legal right to receive appropriate special education and related services in inclusive settings alongside peers who are nondisabled
Fine Print: Assembly Moves to End PARCC as Graduation Requirement
John Mooney | February 17, 2017 | Education
Committee acts on little-used parliamentary tool, but effort still has a ways to travel
While Education Simmers in D.C., NJ Quietly Puts Together Its ESSA Proposal
John Mooney | February 16, 2017 | Education
The state puts the finishing touches to its plan for implementing Every Student Succeeds Act, looks for public comment
School Violence and Vandalism by the Book
Colleen O'Dea | February 14, 2017 | Education
State DOE’s annual report on problems plaguing schools indicates small bump in incidents over the year before
School-Aid Reform: Not Enough Legislative Action to Keep Topic at Top of Agenda?
John Reitmeyer | February 9, 2017 | Education
School-funding inequities have plagued New Jersey for almost a decade; is this finally the time to set things right?
What Does It Mean When State Supreme Court Says ‘No’ to Christie?
NJ Spotlight Staff | February 9, 2017 | Education
NJ Spotlight’s education writer visits WHYY to discuss top court’s refusal to hear governor’s case for reopening Abbott v. Burke decision
Can NJ Colleges Deliver ‘Income Mobility’ to Poor Students?
Colleen O'Dea | February 9, 2017 | Education
Some 66 percent of Garden State colleges help graduates climb from poverty to the ranks of the upper middle class
Senate Says Schools Will Remain ‘No-Questions-Asked’ Safe Zones for All Students
John Mooney | February 7, 2017 | Education, Immigration
Upper chamber also resolves not to support Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries
State BOE Head in Spotlight as Christie Charter-School Code Gets Voted Down
John Mooney | February 6, 2017 | Education
BOE President Biedron — targeted for replacement by Christie — says there was nothing political in thwarting governor’s charter-school regs
NJ’s Top Court Refuses to Hear Christie’s School-Funding, Seniority Brief
John Mooney | February 1, 2017 | Education
Two-page ruling points governor to lower court to fight teacher seniority, barely mentions funding challenge
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