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Op-Ed: We Must Learn to Teach the Entire Child

Brian P. Gatens and Matthew J. Murphy | May 4, 2016 | Opinion

Emphasizing the academic aspects of education to the detriment of others will not help develop life-long learners

Opinion: Learning to Live with Our Addiction to Hazardous Sites by Water

Daniel J. Van Abs | May 3, 2016 | Opinion
We have enough information to do a far better job of planning for the inevitable disaster, but we focus on tactics rather than strategies
Op-Ed: Uncovering New Jersey’s Unknown Child-Migration Crisis
Randi Mandelbaum and Margarethe Laurenzi | May 6, 2016 | Opinion
At present, more than 5,000 children who fled violence in Mexico and Central America live with relatives in the state
Op-Ed: After Newark and Flint -- Mandating Clean Water for All School Kids
Donald M. Payne, Jr. | May 2, 2016 | Opinion
No child takes a drink from a water fountain and thinks about whether that water is contaminated. At least, they shouldn’t have to
A New Model for Innovation, Even in the Smallest School Districts
Adam D. Fried | April 29, 2016 | Opinion
‘Clustering’ to share developers and resources, ‘lab sites’ both to learn and to be free to fail
Opinion: 80% Renewables by 2050 Demands Lower Solar Prices
R. William Potter | April 28, 2016 | Opinion
Nearby neighbors New York state, Connecticut, and Delaware can teach New Jersey more than a thing or two about reducing prices for solar energy
Opinion: Sweeney versus Prieto, A Growing Divide in Democratic Party?
Carl Golden | April 27, 2016 | Opinion
Positioning Sweeney as close as possible to Christie helps demonstrate how far he has drifted from his Democratic base
Opinion: The Death of Coalition Politics in New Jersey and Across Our Nation
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | April 26, 2016 | Opinion
In its place, the rise of what some are calling “candidate-centered” politics
Op-Ed: What I Learned by Living Through a Toxic-Chemical Spill in New Jersey
Trisha Sheehan | April 22, 2016 | Opinion
The EPA is poised to pass new rules about dangerous chemicals and carcinogens, but they don’t do nearly enough to protect our children
Op-Ed: Don’t Let Your Children Pay for That Pothole
Robert Briant Jr. and Jack Kocsis Jr. | April 20, 2016 | Opinion
As NJ roads crumble, raising gas tax presents best option to bailing out Transportation Trust Fund
Op-Ed: NJ’s Emancipation Statute Brings Changes to Child Support
Robert A. Epstein | April 19, 2016 | Opinion
New child-support regulations should help cut down on administrative backlog while reducing litigation between parents
Opinion: Did Guadagno Just Cut the Ribbon on Her Own Campaign?
Carl Golden | April 15, 2016 | Opinion
One of the lieutenant governor’s first challenges, open up space between her and the administration without sounding disloyal
Op-Ed: Immigration Case Will Have a Lasting Impact on New Jersey Families
Erika Nava | April 14, 2016 | Opinion
As home to one of the largest undocumented populations in the nation. the Garden State needs federal policies that embody commonsense and compassion
Opinion: Improving the Lot of Some of New Jersey’s Most-Overlooked Citizens
Joel Cantor | April 12, 2016 | Opinion
Integrating the treatment of debilitating mental-health problems and physical care can help relieve suffering and reduce some of the burden on the healthcare budget
Learn to Take Advantage of ‘Hidden Benefits’ of Obamacare
Ginalisa Monterroso | April 11, 2016 | Opinion
The Affordable Care Act offers New Jersey residents a wealth of options and coverage, from alternative medicine to weight loss
Op-Ed: How Superstorm Sandy Unleashed Government Abuse of Power
Thom Ammirato | April 8, 2016 | Opinion
The DEP’s storm protection plan rests on the power of the state to take private beachfront property to build a 100-mile wall of sand
Op-Ed: There Is a Difference Between Doing Things Right and Doing the Right Thing
Richard C. Ten Eyck | April 7, 2016 | Opinion
Continuing to invest more time, energy, resources in trying to do things right with Abbott is going to get us more of what we’ve got
Opinion: Patching the ‘Safety Net,’ One Homeless Family at a Time
R. William Potter | April 5, 2016 | Opinion
Don’t dismiss Homefront as just a relic of the War on Poverty -- it’s been making a real difference in real lives for 25 years
Op-Ed: Finding Homes for the Disabled and the Poor in All of Our Communities
Gail Levinson | April 4, 2016 | Opinion
Much more can and should be done to solve our housing crisis; limiting access is not a solution
Opinion: SFRA's a Fossil, Abbott's History -- Bring School Aid into 21st Century
Laura Waters | April 1, 2016 | Opinion
Formula overcompensates some school districts while completely ignoring others dire need of more school aid
Opinion: As Goes Christie, So Goes the 2017 Republican Governor’s Race in NJ
Carl Golden | March 31, 2016 | Opinion
If Christie can regain some credibility with Garden State residents, it will help the chances of a GOP candidate for governor -- Guadagno most of all
Op-Ed: For Students with Special Needs, Steady Charter Funding Is Essential
Misha Simmonds | March 30, 2016 | Opinion
As funds have dried up, essential services for at-risk students have disappeared
Opinion: When Not Losing is Winning -- Competition's Impact on NJ’s Tax Policies
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | March 29, 2016 | Opinion
New Jersey doesn’t have to win on taxes. It just has to avoid losing jobs and business
Op-Ed: Guilty Until Proven Innocent -- Unprecedented Challenge for NJ Businesses
Marcus Rayner | March 28, 2016 | Opinion
Sick-leave and equal-pay proposals aren’t inherently bad, but they can make it difficult if not expensive for fair-minded businesses to operate
Op-Ed: Fix NJ’s Social Studies Standards, Let History Take a Backseat
Brian Rock | March 24, 2016 | Opinion
How can students learn civics, economics, and geography when they’re expected to cover so much history?
Op-Ed: A Year Goes by Without COAH -- For Better or for Worse?
Lori Grifa | March 22, 2016 | Opinion
Council on Affordable Housing was far from perfect, but low-income New Jerseyans feel the vacuum that its passing left
Op-Ed: For Businesses, Workers, OMNIA Offers Cure for Rising Healthcare Costs
Tara Cambria | March 18, 2016 | Opinion
For the first time in years, I was able to offer employees a decrease in their payroll deduction for health insurance
Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education
Tawayna Peeples | March 17, 2016 | Opinion
Charter school has been supportive of me and my family, and has instilled a sense of hope in my children
Opinion: Memo to Christie, Sweeney -- Hands Off the NJ Supreme Court
Carl Golden | March 17, 2016 | Opinion
Turning the state’s highest court into a political football erodes the essential belief that it is above partisan considerations
Opinion: When Water Utilities Are Sold, the Customers Should Benefit
Daniel J. Van Abs | March 15, 2016 | Opinion
It’s a fact often overlooked or misunderstood, but it’s customers -- not simply taxpayers -- who pay for water utilities
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