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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
Op-Ed: Prevent Opiate Addiction at the Source Through Educating Patients
Elaine and Steve Pozycki | January 9, 2015 | Opinion
Over the past two decades, the number of prescriptions for opiate-based painkillers has tripled, while dosages have grown stronger
Op-Ed: Zainee’s Last Christmas Didn’t Have to End in Sadness and Tragedy
Ross Danis | January 7, 2015 | Opinion
Real education stressing values, discipline and hard work can nurture future generations who will build strong families and safe communities
Opinion: There’s No Good Time to Announce Bad News -- Not Even Friday Afternoon
Carl Golden | January 5, 2015 | Opinion
As Gov. Christie and Gov. Cuomo learned, issuing a Port Authority press release before the weekend only made it more visible
Op-Ed: Choices for 'Official' State Songs Should Come with Term Limits
John Weingart | January 5, 2015 | Opinion
The Senate has chosen five songs to fill the Garden’s State’s need for official music -- and there’s not a Springsteen tune in the bunch
Opinion: A New Year in Education, but 2014’s Battles are Far from Over
Laura Waters | December 22, 2014 | Opinion
Here’s a look at four issues that will continue to shape education in New Jersey well into 2015 -- and possibly beyond
Op-Ed: Charter Schools are Best Way to Bring Equity to Education in NJ
Rick Pressler | December 17, 2014 | Opinion
No other options offer students in poorer urban districts such access to high-quality learning and such a chance to succeed
Opinion: For U.S. Attorney’s Bridgegate Report, Timing of Release May Be Everything
Carl Golden | December 16, 2014 | Opinion
With ‘State of State’ address, budget, and possible bid for GOP nomination looming, Christie has to wonder what’s in the report and when it will hit
Opinion: A Christmas Wish List for New Jersey -- From a Land-Use Perspective
Chris Sturm | December 15, 2014 | Opinion
Addressing some long-term issues, as well as some recent ones, can help ensure that the Garden State has a happy holiday and a brighter new year
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