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‘Fed Up’ Rutgers Faculty Protest Slow Contract Talks, Threaten to Strike

Carly Sitrin | December 7, 2018 | Education

Hundreds of faculty union members picketed meeting of university’s board of governors, frustrated with stagnant wages and months of fruitless bargaining

Educators to Trenton: Go Back to School on School Monitoring System

Carly Sitrin | December 5, 2018 | Education
State DOE officials get an earful on the administrative burden imposed by a system designed to provide oversight and accountability in public schools
National Labor Leader Irate over Kean University’s New China Strategy
Carly Sitrin | November 30, 2018 | Education
‘How dare we let it happen right under our eyes,’ says AFT president Randi Weingarten, referring to transfer of faculty at Kean’s Wenzhou outpost to Chinese government employment
75 Gather in Morris for Training Session on School Shootings
NJTV News Online | November 29, 2018 | Education
Similar programs, focusing on prevention, will be held next month in other counties, including Bergen and Middlesex
Jobs the Focus as Governor Launches High School STEM Program
NJTV News Online | November 28, 2018 | Education
‘It’s STEM on steroids,’ says mayor whose city will be one of the first to benefit from the initiative
Newark Continues to Wrestle with Charter-School Issues
Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | November 28, 2018 | Education
As New Jersey takes a close look at charter schools, Newark’s large charter sector inspires passion — both for and against
Bills Aimed at Curbing Sexual Abuse in Schools Progress in State Assembly
NJTV News Online | November 27, 2018 | Education
‘We need to stop these predators,’ says Assemblywoman who has been at forefront of legislative efforts
Calls for Ouster of Trenton Superintendent over School Security Problems
NJTV News Online | November 21, 2018 | Education
City police officers patrol Trenton schools after private guards walk out in dispute involving school district and two private security firms
Lucky 13 — Some School Districts to Get Aid Restored After Budget Cuts
John Mooney | November 20, 2018 | Education
That leaves the out-of-luck 35, whose applications for more than $20 million all told were turned down by New Jersey Department of Education
Newarkers Demand Details of District-Charter Enrollment Deal
Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | November 20, 2018 | Education
At a hastily arranged meeting, the Newark school board OK’d a legal agreement that affects thousands of families. Few people have had access to the document
State Official Scrutinizes Payroll Switch for Faculty at Kean U Outpost in China
Colleen O'Dea | November 19, 2018 | Education
Secretary of Higher Education delves into controversy that has alarmed faculty. Union president says professors worry they will be under ‘control of the Chinese government’
Chinese Government to Control Kean U Faculty in Wenzhou? Union Up in Arms
Colleen O'Dea | November 16, 2018 | Education
Kean University president downplays change as Kean’s faculty union and some legislators question its financial and political implications
Teachers Sue State, NJEA for Allegedly Violating Supreme Court Ruling on Union Dues
NJTV News Online | November 16, 2018 | Education
Two Ocean Township teachers file federal class action suit, want to be able to opt out more easily
Booker Wants to Extend GI Bill Benefits for Student-Veterans
NJTV News Online | November 13, 2018 | Education
Measure would roll back a recent penalty on career military with more than 16 years of services
School Elections: There Was More on Tuesday’s Ballot than the Midterms
John Mooney | November 9, 2018 | Education
In 500-plus districts across the state, voters weighed in on who would take seats on school boards. In districts with referenda, spending on security was the dominant issue
State Superior Court Hears Arguments in Lawsuit over School Testing
Carly Sitrin | October 30, 2018 | Education
It could all come down to interpretation of a few words in case concerning replacement of old high school graduation exams with PARCC assessment
In Newark, Reporting Lapses Hide Thousands of Student Suspensions from Public View
Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | October 17, 2018 | Education
Troubling patterns and racial disparities are masked by state’s inaccurate school report cards, giving the false impression that Newark has all but eliminated suspensions
Setting Out to Fix Major Flaws in the Way New Jersey Funds Higher Education
Carly Sitrin | October 16, 2018 | Education
Lawmakers and administration embark on reorganization to make college more affordable and to improve access and equity
Charter Schools: Where Does Murphy Administration Really Stand?
John Mooney | October 10, 2018 | Education
That’s the big question no one knows the answer to as a major state review of the growing movement gets underway
PARCC Peace Breaks Out: Compromise Is Reached on High School Testing
John Mooney | October 4, 2018 | Education
Commissioner Repollet and State Board of Education agree on fewer tests, more flexibility. Questions remain
Murphy Announces Grants to Gear Up Schools for Science and Tech
NJTV News Online | October 4, 2018 | Education
School districts have until October 25 to apply for program that’s aimed at bringing computer science, other advanced courses to high schools
Repollet Hits ‘Pause’ for Charter Schools, Rejects Latest Two Hopefuls
John Mooney | October 3, 2018 | Education
Education commissioner turns down new charter schools for Trenton and Jersey City, as Murphy administration readies major review of the sector
Another Year, Another Attendance Campaign for Newark Schools
Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | September 28, 2018 | Education
Can the district’s new superintendent, Roger León, succeed where his predecessors failed?
Camden Schools Get Something to Celebrate: PARCC Scores Are Picking Up
NJTV News Online | September 26, 2018 | Education
One renaissance school — Camden Prep — sees double-digit jumps in test results; other city schools post more modest gains
Governor Punts on PARCC as Fate of Controversial School Test Still Unclear
John Mooney | September 19, 2018 | Education
Murphy maintains his opposition to the ‘high-stakes’ exam but defers to state education commissioner on whether and when it will be replaced
Edgy Debate in Trenton Over Murphy’s Planned Changes to School Testing
John Mooney and Carly Sitrin | September 18, 2018 | Education
Democratic legislators clash with education commissioner, suggest administration is moving to scale back and ultimately ditch controversial PARCC test without having properly prepared a replacement
Conflict Continues Over What It Should Take to Graduate High School in NJ
John Mooney | September 17, 2018 | Education
State wants to give students option of more than one type of test to graduate, but debate is strong over consequences, unintended and not
In Surprise Move, State Board Tables Vote on Cutting Back PARCC
John Mooney | September 13, 2018 | Education
Board president and education commissioner say more discussion needed, but some wonder if there were enough votes to make the change
Forcing NJ Universities to Come Clean on All their Hidden Fees
Carly Sitrin | September 13, 2018 | Education
The cost of tuition at colleges and universities in the state is one thing. But many students are blindsided by extra ‘hidden’ fees and legislators are pushing for transparency
Law Requiring Minimum Recess in Elementary Schools Is Put on Hold
John Mooney | September 11, 2018 | Education
Years in the making, a new obligation for elementary schools to provide at least 20 minutes of recess daily won’t go into effect this year
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