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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
Agenda: Teacher Evaluation Revisions Up for First Review
John Mooney | May 4, 2016 | Education
Protests expected over graduation requirements, while state board likely signs off on Common Core replacement
Administration Poring Over Pearson Contract to Assess PARCC Damages
John Mooney | April 25, 2016 | Education
Just determining what contract says about outages will be a chore; the agreement’s documents are nearly 1,000 pages long
Hespe’s Headaches: PARCC Glitch, School Funding, Anti-Bullying . . .
John Mooney | April 21, 2016 | Education
Flaky PARCC server throws a pall over commissioner’s State House visit
Fine Print: Annual OLS Quizzing of Christie Administration on Schools
John Mooney | April 20, 2016 | Education
Legislative staff probes charter funding and mysterious 2012 task force
Could 10,000 NJ High-School Students Miss Their Graduations?
John Mooney | April 19, 2016 | Education
Lawyers are negotiating to find an alternative to passing PARCC or other testing requirements, but no deal yet
Beyond Recognizing the Problem, Paying to Purify Drinking Water in NJ Schools
John Mooney | April 12, 2016 | Education, Energy & Environment
Parents, educators, teachers, and lawmakers start coming to terms with a situation that’s probably far more complex than anyone suspects
New Applicants Still Lining Up to Open Charter Schools in New Jersey
John Mooney | April 6, 2016 | Education
DOE received 24 applications for new schools while still giving more preference to expansions
Agenda: Should PARCC Exam Be Required for High-School Graduation?
John Mooney | April 5, 2016 | Education
Protests planned before board meeting; replacement of Common Core also slated for first vote
State at Beginning of Long Struggle to Purify Drinking Water in NJ Schools
John Mooney | April 4, 2016 | Education
DEP says it will be months to get a sense of size of problem, then hard work of remediation remains
DOE Wants to Know If Adolescent Students Should Be Allowed to Sleep In
John Mooney | April 1, 2016 | Education
Administration preps for pilot to determine if later start times make for smarter middle-school and high-school kids
Democrats Demand Immediate Lead Testing for Water in All NJ Schools
John Mooney | March 29, 2016 | Education
Money to update water infrastructure -- estimated at $20 million -- would be siphoned from state Clean Energy Fund
Considering Opting Out of PARCC? Make Sure You Get Your Lawn Sign
John Mooney | March 28, 2016 | Education
The opt-out movement gets organized, while the administration comes up with its own strategies to keep students in seats
More Voices Join Call for Statewide Testing of Drinking Water in Schools
John Mooney | March 23, 2016 | Education
Influential school boards association backs two bills introduced in state Senate
Legislature’s Resolution Prompts Demand to Fully Fund Abbott Districts
John Mooney | March 22, 2016 | Education
ELC warns of legal action if state doesn’t comply with court formula for aid to low-income schools
Parents, Advocates Measure How Far Dyslexia Education Has Come, Still Has to Go
John Mooney | March 21, 2016 | Education
Speaking out about the progress that New Jersey schools have made in dealing with reading disorder
Segment on ‘60 Minutes’ Turns Spotlight on Success of St. Benedict’s Prep
John Mooney | March 21, 2016 | Education
Headmaster of parochial high school in Newark talks about why focus on students’ hearts and souls leads to academic achievement
Lead-Tainted Drinking Water in Newark School System Gets Closer Inspection
John Mooney | March 18, 2016 | Education
District releases results of lead tests from 2012 on; mayor demands immediate action
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