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Opinion: The Clock is Ticking for New Jersey to Control Combined Sewer Overflows

Daniel J. Van Abs | March 19, 2015 | Opinion

Combined sewers were developed by the Romans; isn’t it time that the Garden State took steps to bring waste control into the 21st century?

Op-Ed: Teachable Moments -- Our Family’s Real Reasons for Refusing the PARCC

Douglas B. Larkin | March 19, 2015 | Education, Opinion
Ultimately, forcing standardized test upon students and schools is a matter of power – and the right to protest and dissent
Opinion: Democrats Fumbled Chance to Enact Real Reforms at Port Authority
Carl Golden | March 18, 2015 | Opinion
By refusing to accept Kean’s compromise deal, they lost any chance of overriding Christie veto
Opinion: Time for NJEA to Seize the Microphone on Health Benefits, Pensions
Laura Waters | March 6, 2015 | Opinion
The union is wasting its time and making leaders look like wimps by denying the 'joint accord' mentioned by Christie in his budget address
Op-Ed: Let’s Stop Fighting Over PARCC Testing, Focus on Continued Student Gains
Vivian Cox Fraser and Reginald Lewis | March 5, 2015 | Opinion
The real struggle is to make sure that all NJ students are prepared to be successful on the new test
Opinion: Kean's Port Authority Proposal Looks Like a Win-Win for GOP, Dems
Carl Golden | March 4, 2015 | Opinion
The Senate minority leader's plan seems to have something for everyone, including avoidance of a potential loss of face for Christie and Sweeney
Opinion: A Quirk in Language That Could Cost Thousands Their Health Coverage
Joel Cantor | March 3, 2015 | Opinion
The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell could destabilize the insurance marketplace not just in New Jersey but across the country
Op-Ed: Why Some Parents in NJ Are Refusing High-Stakes Standardized Tests
Julie Borst | March 2, 2015 | Opinion
Stopping kids from taking the exams doesn't just express a parent’s anxieties for kids, it also demonstrates concerns about the school system
Op-Ed: The Power of a Simple Idea -- Helping NJ Students Start the Day Healthier
Margarethe P. Laurenzi | February 26, 2015 | Opinion
Serve students the most important meal of the day after the school bell rings, when they are already at their desks
Just When NJ Students Are Making Progress, Some Folks Want to Slow Them Down
Kati Haycock | February 25, 2015 | Opinion
A quick look at the past decade demonstrates that kids who aren’t tested are kids who don’t count
Op-Ed: Opting Out to Help Save Public Education for NJ’s Students and Teachers
Darcie Cimarusti | February 24, 2015 | Opinion
How many standardized state tests did Gov. Christie take as public-school student? Exactly none
Op-Ed: To Get the Answers About Atlantic City, Ask the Right Questions
Marc Pfeiffer | February 23, 2015 | Opinion
Talk about ‘emergency managers’ and uncertain legislative proposals may have contributed to disquiet about the city’s fiscal situation
Opinion: How Good Is Access to Medicaid Services in NJ? Depends on Whom You Ask
Joel Cantor | February 20, 2015 | Opinion
Studies of availability of primary care for Medicaid recipients show fewer barriers than commonly believed, but it is important to remain vigilant -- particularly about specialty care
Opinion: Background Noise About Christie's Woes Could Drown Out Budget Buzz
Carl Golden | February 19, 2015 | Opinion
It's going to be tough for the administration to keep the focus on this year's budget given ongoing federal investigations, other problems
Op Ed: Opting Out of PARCC and Common Core Standards is a Dangerous Concept
James A. Crisfield | February 19, 2015 | Education, Opinion
Why stop with standardized tests or the curriculum? Why not let kids opt out of anything from algebra to zoology?
Opinion: Advice to ‘Candidate’ Christie -- Don’t Run on Your Record
R. William Potter | February 18, 2015 | Opinion
The governor has shown a disturbing predilection for not living up to his promises
Opinion: New Jersey Needs to Do the Right Thing -- Raise Taxes
Mark Weber | February 17, 2015 | Opinion
The state is facing a well-documented array of fiscal problems -- and there’s only one way out
Op-Ed: Dollars Don’t Make Sense -- Time to Improve Charter School Funding
Gloria Bonilla-Santiago | February 13, 2015 | Opinion
Inequitable funding for charter schools almost guarantees inequitable treatment for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable students
Opinion: Rescuing New Jersey Communities From the Brink of Oblivion
Roland V. Anglin | February 12, 2015 | Opinion
‘Networked governance,’ links public leadership, innovative thinking, and community-based expertise to reduce poverty
Opinion: Do Our Urban Water Systems Have What It Takes to Handle Rapid Growth?
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 11, 2015 | Opinion
What if urban redevelopment is successful? There are major implications for water and sewer systems if our cities bounce back and thrive
Op-Ed: We Need to Change Policy Direction to Make a Difference in Women’s Lives
Roz Ressner | February 9, 2015 | Opinion
Women have listened closely to Congressman Chris Smith’s concerns; now it’s up to him to return the favor and listen to us
Op-Ed: One-Size-Fits-All Testing Isn't What Our Kids Need to Succeed
Melissa Tomlinson | February 3, 2015 | Opinion
Standardized assessments don’t match up with real-life challenges and the wide variety of individual abilities
Strategy Gives Governor Political Cover in Debate Over Possible Hike in Gas Tax
Carl Golden | February 2, 2015 | Opinion
Commissioner Jamie Fox runs interference in effort to sway public on need to replenish Transportation Trust Fund
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
Op-Ed: Applying the Lessons We've Learned about Ending the Scourge of Trafficking
Hans Dekker | January 26, 2015 | Opinion, Social
Super Bowl used to remind people that problem of forced labor and sex trade exists every day of the year
Opinion: Fighting Feds on Climate Change Scores Points for Christie with GOP
R. William Potter | January 23, 2015 | Opinion
By joining with coal and oil states in opposing EPA’s new rules, the state DEP could help grab the attention of very generous political donors
Op-Ed: ‘Mission Accomplished’ on New Jersey’s Uninsured Problem? Not Quite Yet
Betsy Ryan | January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Without taking anything away from the ACA, initial reports of enrollment success must be put into context
Opinion: GOP Legislators May Finally Be Ready to Buck Christie, Override Veto
Carl Golden | January 20, 2015 | Opinion
Tables may turn because of bipartisan support of reforms at Port Authority, governor’s drop in polls
Op-Ed: This Isn't the Time to Add School Vouchers Into the Educational Mix
Lisa Wolff | January 20, 2015 | Opinion
NJ doesn't need another school-choice program; it needs one that works for all students
New Jersey Should Leverage Private Capital to Achieve Resilient Energy Goals
Mary Barber | January 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Historic storm exposed antiquated power grid’s vulnerability – but public funding’s not sufficient to accomplish needed modernization
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