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Beleaguered Christie Holds Town Hall in Friendly Territory
John Mooney | October 19, 2016 | Education
But even in suburban New Providence some question his ‘Fairness Formula’ to equalize state aid to schools
Phil Murphy Hedges on Charter Schools, Says ‘It’s Complicated’
John Mooney | October 17, 2016 | Education
‘NJ Spotlight on Cities’ brings early focus to charter schools in 2017 governor’s race
Catch the Live Stream from the 2nd Annual NJ Spotlight on Cities
John Mooney | October 14, 2016 | Planning
Can’t make the conference? Watch a live stream of the keynote conversation and the session on the 2017 gubernatorial race
The Data Behind the Discussions at NJ Spotlight on Cities Conference
John Mooney | October 13, 2016 | Planning
We teamed up with Rutgers’ Eagleton Poll to find out what New Jersey residents really think of the state’s cities
Christie Proposes Giving Top-Performing Charter Schools New Flexibility
John Mooney | October 6, 2016 | Education
Education chief says easing certification rules for teachers would be five-year pilot program
NJ’s Teacher of the Year: From Armenia to Pascack Valley High
John Mooney | October 6, 2016 | Education
The first arts teacher to win the honor in more than ten years, refugee Argine Safari has found her passion teaching music
Salaries for NJ Teachers Moving Up After Several Years in Doldrums
John Mooney | October 5, 2016 | Education
Teachers union says pay hikes do not compensate for bigger employee contributions to pensions and healthcare
NJ Spotlight on Cities: ‘Reimagining’ Our Urban Centers
John Mooney | October 5, 2016 | Planning
One of the country’s foremost thinkers on urban renewal will take part in conference geared to creating an urban agenda for the Garden State
Agenda: New Charter School Regulations Finally Unveiled
John Mooney | October 4, 2016 | Education
State board to take first look at Christie’s deregulation proposal; NJ Teacher of Year also to be announced
NJ Spotlight on Cities Puts ‘Community Schools’ in Perspective
John Mooney | October 4, 2016 | Education
As the name suggests, ‘community schools’ serve as the nexus for a range of services, one of them being education
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Help Chart the Future of Our Urban Centers
John Mooney | September 26, 2016 | Planning
A day-long conference featuring 50 speakers geared to creating an urban agenda for the Garden State
Fine Print: State Auditor Calls Out ‘Convoluted’ Allotting of School Aid
John Mooney | September 22, 2016 | Education
Auditor confirms Christie administration’s underfunding — and overfunding — of school districts
Christie Asks Top Court to Let Him Rewrite School-Funding Formula
John Mooney | September 19, 2016 | Education
The governor, who has decried the Supreme Court as ‘activist,’ asks it to sweep aside 30 years of support for Abbott rulings
Sweeney to Bypass Christie to Set Up School-Funding Commission
John Mooney | September 12, 2016 | Education
Senate president hopes to work with Republicans in the Legislature to create a bipartisan commission by resolution
Q&A with Former Gov. Kean — Fighting Terrorism, Beyond the 9/11 Commission
John Mooney | September 12, 2016 | Politics
A new effort that is neither military nor based strictly on intelligence is seen as the next critical step in the war on terrorism
Agenda: Hespe Makes His Swan Song as Commissioner
John Mooney | September 7, 2016 | Education
Back-to-school meeting dives into fiscal rules, puts off some other more controversial topics
Final Year of Christie Administration Could See Big Education Battles
John Mooney | September 6, 2016 | Education
School funding and state controls for Newark and other cities, PARCC graduation requirements and superintendent caps — It could be a bumpy ride
‘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
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