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‘Other’ School-Funding Plan Promises Fast Relief, but Does It Have a Chance?
John Mooney | August 16, 2016 | Education
Two Essex County legislators try again with a school-funding proposal, knowing the odds against it are high
State Allows Newark to Measure Academic Achievements in New Ways
John Mooney | August 9, 2016 | Education
Inching toward restoration of local control of schools, Newark receives waiver from standard QSACs
Court Challenge Likely for New HS Graduation Requirements Tied to PARCC Testing
John Mooney | August 4, 2016 | Education
New rules supposed to take effect in 2021 but critics, including ACLU, charge they violate state law
Politics Playing a Part, Christie Hails Improved Scores On PARCC Tests
John Mooney | August 3, 2016 | Education
The number of students taking the controversial tests was also up in the second year of the standardized exams
Agenda: State Board to Finalize HS Graduation Requirements
John Mooney | August 2, 2016 | Education
Midsummer meeting also considers teacher requirements and Newark state control
Long, Winding Road for Sweeney’s and Christie’s Education-Funding Plans
John Mooney | July 25, 2016 | Education
Getting either to the Legislature, never mind passed, is proving to be a tough challenge
Capital Perk: Sen. Sweeney's 'Chill-Pill' Advice on HS Testing
John Mooney | July 21, 2016 | Capital Perk
According to the Senate president, there's plenty of time to explore all reasonable options
Capital Perk: The Senate President and the South Jersey Powerbroker
John Mooney | July 20, 2016 | Capital Perk
Steve Sweeney and George Norcross have a lot in common, starting with their childhood
Is Sweeney Playing Coy About His Gubernatorial Ambitions?
John Mooney | July 19, 2016 | Video, Capital Perk
'Exploring the opportunities?' Why Sweeney isn’t ready to commit to a 2017 run for governor — at least not yet
Capital Perk: The President of the Senate on Gov. Chris Christie
John Mooney | July 18, 2016 | Video, Capital Perk
There have been some explosive, expletive-deleted exchanges between Sweeney and Gov. Christie. What’s it really like in the trenches?
New Jersey Schools Must Test Every Faucet and Drinking Fountain for Lead
John Mooney | July 14, 2016 | Education
Emergency regulations passed by state Board of Education take effect immediately
Capital Perk: Life Lessons in Gratitude
John Mooney | July 14, 2016 | Video, Capital Perk
Senate president Steve Sweeney opens up about what he's learned from his special-needs daughter
Agenda: Lead Testing Gets Regulatory Fast Track
John Mooney | July 13, 2016 | Education
State board to move on several state initiatives, including Abigail’s Law
Sweeney Calls State House Summit on School-Funding Plan, But Where is NJEA?
John Mooney | July 12, 2016 | Education
Christie cancels suburban town hall meeting on his school-funding scheme to be at Trump’s side
In Union County, a Surprising Response to Sweeney’s School-Funding Plan
John Mooney | July 8, 2016 | Education
Mayors and superintendents talk ‘accountability,’ one of the hot-buttons of Christie’s competing school-funding scheme
Gov. Christie Takes His ‘Fairness Formula’ On the Road
John Mooney | June 29, 2016 | Education
The governor is back pressing the flesh and taking questions in a venue highly reminiscent of his campaign trail town hall meetings.
Unfazed by Christie Plan, Sweeney Pushes His Education Proposal
John Mooney | June 27, 2016 | Education
Senate president looks for some Republican support, says he’s willing to go around governor if necessary
Q&A with Gov. Christie About His Radical School Funding Plan
John Mooney | June 23, 2016 | Education
‘Monumental change’ is how governor describes his reform, but will it meet monumental opposition?
Gov. Christie’s School-Funding Plan: Bold or Botched -- or Both?
John Mooney | June 22, 2016 | Education
All students getting the same would be fine in the leafy suburbs, but poorer districts would end up hemorrhaging money -- and teachers
Checking in on the South Hunterdon School Consolidation
John Mooney | June 21, 2016 | Education
The regionalization is running smoothly, but required more work than anybody involved ever imagined
Nine More Charters Advance Through Phase I of Application Process
John Mooney | June 14, 2016 | Education
Contenders include schools from three suburban towns, added to the mix of charters from urban centers
Sweeney on School Funding: Q&A with the State Senate President
John Mooney | June 13, 2016 | Education
Sweeney’s proposed plan calls for a four-member commission and an up or down vote on its recommendations. Here’s his thinking on the issue
Fine Print: Sweeney Proposes Commission to Report on School Funding
John Mooney | June 10, 2016 | Education
Task force to report in year on inequities in funding, followed by five years to implement recommendations
Christie Isn’t Ready to Talk About Expiring Caps on Superintendent Salaries
John Mooney | June 6, 2016 | Education
Caps will sunset in November of this year, but governor doesn’t expect to start thinking about issue before October
Assemblywoman Caride to Head Lower House’s Education Committee
John Mooney | June 2, 2016 | Education
Influential seat goes to relative newcomer to state’s take-no-prisoner education debates
Agenda: Career-Tech Education Gets Special Board Meeting
John Mooney | June 1, 2016 | Education
More talk to come on teacher evaluation and graduation requirements, but no charter regulations yet
Christie Stakes Legacy Claim to New Jersey Charter Schools
John Mooney | May 27, 2016 | Education
Speech to charter leaders and advocates mixes passionate rhetoric with regulatory changes
Perspectives on the Passing of ‘Zuckerberg Era’ in Newark Schools
John Mooney | May 19, 2016 | Education
The Foundation for Newark’s Future -- caretakers of original Facebook gift -- has spent down the money and closed its doors
School Performance Reports 101: What You Need to Know to Decode the Data
John Mooney | May 9, 2016 | Education
The state has released a treasure trove of data about all 2,500 public schools, but digging in is partly a matter of knowing where to look
To Get a Sense of Trump’s Education Policies, Look No Further than Christie
John Mooney | May 6, 2016 | Education
Teachers union, Democratic leaders argue that Trump’s ‘bully’ culture perfectly aligns with Christie’s treatment of NJ teachers
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