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Op-Ed: Improve Health in NJ by Coordinating Behavioral Treatment, Primary Care

Joan Randell | January 28, 2016 | Opinion

Gov. Christie’s $100M commitment is a good start toward improving effectiveness of treatment by taking broader approach

Opinion: Flint Is a Wake-Up Call for New Jersey and for the Nation

Chris Sturm | February 10, 2016 | Opinion
What does the public water-supply crisis in Michigan mean for New Jersey communities?
Opinion: Honest Answers About PARCC Results Versus Scores on NJASK
Mark Weber | February 12, 2016 | Opinion
What is PARCC telling us about New Jersey schools that we can’t learn from NJASK results? Nothing.
Opinion: Let Flint Strike Sparks to Address Water-Supply Problems in NJ
Daniel J. Van Abs | February 8, 2016 | Opinion
Flint is a failure of responsibility, ethics, and morality. Can the unacceptable happen to our water-supply systems?
Op-Ed: We Need More Teacher Diversity In Our Urban Communities
Yasmine Veale | February 5, 2016 | Opinion
It’s important that students have teachers and administrators who look like them so they feel inspired, relatable, and safe
NJ’s Made Great Strides in Expanding High School Career-Readiness Offerings
Timothy McCorkell | February 4, 2016 | Opinion
There’s a new awareness that innovative career and technical programs benefit all types of students, including those who are college-bound
Op-Ed: Time to Shed Some Light on Corporate-Backed Charters
John M. Abeigon | February 3, 2016 | Opinion
Financial openness is just the beginning. Corporate-sponsored charter schools need to authenticate their undocumented successes
Opinion: On Governing New Jersey -- It’s Time to Reform New Jersey’s Death Taxes
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff and Charles Steindel | February 2, 2016 | Opinion
The state’s death-tax structure is double trouble for residents, comprising the estate tax and the lesser-known transfer inheritance tax
Op-Ed: Ending Unfunded Mandates, a Partial Victory for NJ’s Property Taxpayers
Joseph Tempesta Jr. | February 1, 2016 | Opinion
As we search for new ways to cut property taxes, spare a thought for the state-mandate state-pay constitutional amendment
Scapegoating Newark’s Parents and Charter Schools is Not the Answer
Muhammed Akil | January 29, 2016 | Opinion
Decades of mismanagement and sub-par education spurred state takeover and community’s push for alternative education options
Opinion: Have You No Sense of Decency, Gov. Christie?
Carl Golden | January 27, 2016 | Opinion
Mean-spirited, mean-mouthed response to a questioner in NH speaks volumes about the man who would be president
Opinion: PARCC -- More Accurate than ASK, and the Numbers Prove It
Laura Waters | January 26, 2016 | Opinion
The real problem with pre-PARCC student assessments is that ASK scores trended high, giving us an inflated sense of student proficiency
Opinion: SLAPP -- a Potent Legal Ploy to Silence Environmentalists
R. William Potter | January 25, 2016 | Opinion
Countersuits in response to litigation are often a way to ‘sue them into silence’ -- and court ruling may ease restrictions
Opinion: Thinking Smaller for more Effective Flood Protection
Daniel J. Van Abs | January 22, 2016 | Opinion
We plan megaprojects for extreme floods, but NJ residents suffer while they wait for government to take action beyond the blueprints
Op-Ed: Christie’s Veto Keeps State's Revenue Projection in an Avoidable Rut
Sheila Reynertson | January 21, 2016 | Opinion
Bill included three common-sense components that would have improved budget process and potentially boosted our standing with credit-ratings agencies
Op-Ed: Open Letter to Commissioner Hespe About Newark’s Charter Schools
Mashea Ashton | January 20, 2016 | Opinion
Reject calls for a moratorium on charter growth and instead focus on ways to expand Newark families’ access to high-quality education options
Opinion: On Governing New Jersey -- Lessons From Tax Preparation School
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | January 19, 2016 | Opinion
One of the greatest sources of complexity in the state tax code is that it doesn’t conform with its federal counterpart
Op-Ed: A Modest Proposal Regarding Cost-of-Living Adjustments
Charles Ouslander | January 15, 2016 | Opinion
Taking a page from the federal government may be the best way to end the rancorous discussions about the public-employee retirement system
Opinion: Dr. Christie and Mr. Hyde Deliver State of State Address
Carl Golden | January 14, 2016 | Opinion
Speech swings between apocalyptic predictions about Democratic policies and humane concerns for drug addicts and mentally ill
Op-Ed: We Need to House Garden State’s Homeless, Not Punish Them
Udi Ofer, Richard Brown, and Serena Rice | January 13, 2016 | Opinion
Instead of implementing punitive policies targeting the state’s poorest residents, we should increase funding for proven solutions to homelessness
Opinion: Regulatory Change Could Improve Care for Many of NJ’s Most Vulnerable
Joel Cantor and Jennifer Farnham | January 12, 2016 | Opinion
Delegating more tasks to certified aides may help reduce hospital admission rates and visits to the emergency room
Op-Ed: Deeper Debt Waiting for Taxpayers Due to Pension Irresponsibility
Robert D. Klausner | January 11, 2016 | Opinion
After Christie is long gone from the State House, taxpayers will have to pay $3 for every $1 he skipped in pension payments
Op-Ed: The Powerful Hospital Lobby Is Shafting Newark Taxpayers
Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins | January 11, 2016 | Opinion
Proposed one-size-fits-all legislation shortchanges Newark and other cities that are home to nonprofit hospitals
Op-Ed: This New Year, Let’s Resolve to Work Together to Build a Culture of Health
Bob Atkins | January 8, 2016 | Opinion
Making communities across the Garden State healthier means breaking down silos between sectors and industries
Op-Ed: Let’s Try Seeing the Value of Common Core Testing with ‘New Eyes’
Jeanne Muzi | January 7, 2016 | Opinion
Teachers of the Year take hard look at PARCC assessments and decide new online exams offer accurate measurement of student readiness
Opinion: ‘The Donald’ Hits Chris Christie Over Bridge-Closing Scandal
Carl Golden | January 5, 2016 | Opinion
With the governor moving up in the polls in New Hampshire, Trump plays Bridgegate card -- and raises decidedly weak rejoinder from candidate Christie
Op-Ed: Special Education in New Jersey is Broken. Can We Finally Fix It?
Jean Pasternak and Kristin Hennessy | January 4, 2016 | Opinion
Despite its promise, the findings of the Task Force for Improving Special Education for Public School Students have been largely ignored
Op-Ed: Make High-Quality Preschool Accessible for All Children in NJ
Kiran Handa Gaudioso | December 18, 2015 | Opinion
Far too many of our kids attend programs that may or may not be effective – and affordability is a major factor
Op-Ed: Constitutional Amendment Will Fix Pension System, Benefit Taxpayers
Sen. Stephen Sweeney | December 17, 2015 | Opinion
Every year we don’t properly fund the pension system, the future cost goes up exponentially
Op-Ed: Partisan Politics Is Driving New Jersey Into Bankruptcy
Joseph Basralian | December 14, 2015 | Opinion
We need leaders with the vision and will to reach agreement to address our pension and benefits liability before it sinks us all
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