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Op-Ed: Camden’s Next School Superintendent Must Build on Predecessor’s Success

Sean M. Brown | April 20, 2018 | Opinion

The district is smaller, the politics has changed, but we still need to address major education challenges in New Jersey’s poorest city

Op-Ed: We Need to Take the Trauma Out of Childhood

Marjorie A. Paloma | April 19, 2018 | Opinion
Thousands of children in New Jersey have been through traumatic events that can have profound long-term consequences. It’s our job to help them
Op-Ed: Minority Student Program at 50 — Still Centerpiece of Rutgers Law
Paul L. Tractenberg | April 18, 2018 | Opinion
At the half-century mark, Rutgers’ MSP has transformed the face of legal education at the school where it began and across the country
Opinion: Saving the ACA, One Step at a Time
Joel C. Cantor | April 17, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey lawmakers have passed two bills that would maintain important features of the Affordable Care Act
Op-Ed: For New Jersey State Aid, Let Money ‘Follow the Child’
Jeffrey Bennett | April 16, 2018 | Opinion
The School Funding Reform Act directs that the money it awards should ‘follow the child,’ but its own requirements make it impossible to do so
Opinion: Despite Potential Savings, New Jersey Has No Urge to Merge
Carl Golden | April 13, 2018 | Opinion
Consolidation has been a tough sell in the Garden State, as Sen. Sweeney has found. Residents want their ‘own’ police, fire departments, and elected officials
Op-Ed: People with Disabilities Must Remain Vigilant
Kevin Nunez | April 12, 2018 | Opinion
Many of us unfortunately need government assistance to live and remain as healthy as possible, but we are not a line item to easily be slashed
Op-Ed: Cutting Food Assistance Is No Pathway to Employment
Adele LaTourette | April 11, 2018 | Opinion
Taking away food assistance is not the way to get people on the path to employment that can sustain them and their families
Op-Ed: Celebrating Our Preschool Success
David Sciarra, W. Steven Barnett, Cecilia Zalkind | April 10, 2018 | Opinion
Research has found that the Abbott program produces persistent academic gains through the fifth grade for children enrolled in two years of preschool and narrowed achievement gaps — among other benefits
Op-Ed: We’re Facing the Fate of Wall-E
Laura Overdeck | April 9, 2018 | Opinion
As toys become extinct, so may our children’s critical design skills
Op-Ed: An Investment in STEM Is an Investment in New Jersey’s Future
Ann Borowiec | April 6, 2018 | Opinion
STEM education must be maximized, and we must make sure that women, blacks, and Latinos are among those that receive this essential training
Op-Ed: Out-of-Network Bill Is Insurers’ Dream and Middle-Class Nightmare
Peter DeNoble | April 5, 2018 | Opinion
Impending legislation would lead to job losses in medical practices, drastically cut physician reimbursements, and damage emergency care
Opinion: Letter to the Hon. Chief Justice Rabner of the NJ Supreme Court
R. William Potter and Clara S. Haignere | April 4, 2018 | Opinion
Justice for All/Justicia para Todos — a proposed program that could ease an enormous amount of misery for very little money
Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Path to Zero-Subsidy Offshore-Wind Bids
Markian Melnyk | April 3, 2018 | Opinion
New Jersey’s utilities are required by federal law to provide nondiscriminatory open access to the grid, so if they built and operated New Jersey’s offshore grid the result would be a level playing field
Opinion: Sweeney On Murphy’s Gun Legislation — What’s the Hurry?
Carl Golden | April 2, 2018 | Opinion
The Senate president may want time for negotiation and compromise, but he runs the risk of being seen as blocking progress on the emotionally charged issue of gun control
Opinion: Federal Aid to New Jersey Is Secure
Richard F. Keevey | March 29, 2018 | Opinion
Despite draconian cuts originally proposed in the president's budget, Congress made more rational decisions and provided hefty increases in discretionary spending
Op-Ed: A Great Idea Whose Time Has Come — Again
Chris Satullo | March 28, 2018 | Opinion
A bill being considered by lawmakers would provide the seed money for an initiative that would return control of local and community news, civic information to New Jerseyans
Op-Ed: 50 Years Later — Fight for Racial Justice Continues, From Ground up
Ryan Haygood | March 27, 2018 | Opinion
If there is a lesson for progressive people to learn from the past half century, it is this: People who care about racial and social justice cannot afford to be timid
Op-Ed: This is No Time for a Time Out on Charter Schools
Joanna Garnett Raeppold | March 26, 2018 | Opinion
My message to the governor: charter schools are the future of New Jersey education; preventing the growth of these schools is an injustice to our citizens
Op-Ed: Let’s Make New Jersey the Healthiest State in the Country
Jeanne Herb | March 23, 2018 | Opinion
The time for communities, decision makers, and practitioners to evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, policy, or project is before it is adopted, implemented, or built
Op-Ed: Legislature Must Act to Save Solar Industry
Abigail Ross Hopper | March 22, 2018 | Opinion
If the Legislature balks at taking action to avert a crisis in the solar sector, thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment could be imperiled
Op-Ed: Stormwater Utilities — An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Barry Chalofsky | March 20, 2018 | Opinion
Stormwater systems must be properly maintained if they are to protect groundwater from pollution and people from flooding
Op-Ed: Charitable Deduction Would Help New Jersey Nonprofits
Hans Dekker | March 19, 2018 | Opinion
We have a long and rich history of philanthropic giving, but new data shows New Jersey falling to last place among wealthy states for giving
Op-Ed: A Call to Restore the Courts’ Role in Addressing Sexual Misconduct
Charles A. Sullivan and Timothy P. Glynn | March 16, 2018 | Opinion
Essentially, mandatory arbitration agreements strip plaintiffs of their right to a trial by jury
Opinion: The First Murphy Budget — a Dicey Proposal
Richard F. Keevey | March 15, 2018 | Opinion
A former budget director casts a skeptical eye on the governor’s proposed $37.4 billion budget, and finds much to be concerned about
Opinion: After the Budget, Who Blinks First — Murphy or Sweeney?
Carl Golden | March 14, 2018 | Opinion
Governor might be asking Legislature to enact too many tax increases. Meanwhile, where’s his path to compromise with Senate President?
Opinion: Nuclear Subsidy Bill Could Spell End of Solar Sector
R. William Potter | March 13, 2018 | Opinion
Left unchanged, the bill that's slated to come before the Legislature will wipe out the mechanism used to finance solar systems, without putting anything in its place
Opinion: Trenton's Circular Firing Squad
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | March 12, 2018 | Opinion
Democratic leaders compete to harm New Jersey's tax competitiveness
Op-Ed: Fear and Learning in America
Ross Danis | March 8, 2018 | Opinion
Children need to feel emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically safe in order to realize their full potential
Op-Ed: If Congress Cuts Energy Programs, We’ll Be Stuck with the (Higher) Bill
Jeff Hendler | March 7, 2018 | Opinion
Federal investment in energy efficiency are good for consumers, businesses, and the environment. Cutting that investment would not be smart
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