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Closing Loophole in Law Protecting Students Against Sexual Predators

Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2018 | Education

Right now, teachers accused of sexual misconduct can change schools without a report about their behavior following them

Poor Students Still Not Getting Breakfast in Many NJ Schools

Carly Sitrin | February 13, 2018 | Education
Report indicates that New Jersey remains 19th in country for participation in school breakfast program, essentially the position it held in previous school year
Can Murphy Live Up to His Promises About Higher Education?
John Mooney | February 7, 2018 | Education
The new governor’s intentions are good, but he has yet to offer much in the way of specifics concerning his strategy
After 22 Years, Newark Enters New Era of Local Governance
Patrick Wall | February 1, 2018 | Education
As city reclaims control of its schools, leaders want to get it right
Education Transition Report Delivers Some Details and Early Directions
John Mooney | January 29, 2018 | Education
Report touches on most of Murphy's education promises, but in some cases seems to step away from several high-profile goals
Time to Scrap the Superintendent Salary Cap?
Carly Sitrin | January 26, 2018 | Education
Senate bill could be an early step to dismantle Christie's education legacy
New Education Boss Would Take Seat in Trying Time for State’s Schools
John Mooney | January 16, 2018 | Education
Murphy names Asbury Park’s Lamont Repollet as commissioner of education
Putting the Force of Law Behind Students Trying to Pay for College
Colleen O'Dea | January 9, 2018 | Education
Four bills looking to ease “predatory” practices employed by some New Jersey loan providers are waiting for the governor’s signature
2018 and Counting: Drawing a Bead on Gov.-Elect Murphy’s Education Policies
John Mooney | January 2, 2018 | Education
In some ways, Murphy campaigned as ‘not Christie,’ but now it’s time to start delivering on his education promises and programs
Teaming Teachers, School Staff, and Parents to Fight Chronic Absenteeism
Colleen O'Dea | December 19, 2017 | Education
While there have been some gains in the war against absenteeism in the past year, too many students are still missing too many days
Fighting the War on Opioids, Substance Abuse on School Front
John Mooney | December 7, 2017 | Education
Administration consolidates tools, lesson plans on one website to help educators spend time teaching rather than searching
Can a ‘No-Zero’ Approach to Schoolwork Make the Grade in New Jersey?
Carly Sitrin | December 4, 2017 | Education
No zeros should be a no-brainer: but some teachers, parents, and even students would rather stick to traditional grading policies
Essex County College Could Lose Accreditation
NJTV News | November 29, 2017 | Education
Troubled institution, that expanded rapidly in recent years, given notice it must fix ‘administrative issues’ by March 2018
New Jersey’s Public Schools Still Among Most Segregated in Nation
John Mooney | November 20, 2017 | Education
Almost 10 percent of all students attend “apartheid schools,” where 99 percent or more of the student body is nonwhite
NJEA Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Recent Election
NJTV News | November 17, 2017 | Education, Politics
Many members erroneously believe teachers union spent only funds from voluntary donations on recent political battles
At AC Teachers Convention, Many Claim ‘Disconnect’ from Politics
Carly Sitrin | November 13, 2017 | Education
There may not be much interest in NJEA’s costly attempt to unseat Sen. Sweeney, but Gov.-elect Murphy gets roaring welcome from crowd
From Pro-Assad Syrian Diplomat to Teaching Politics at Rutgers University
Matt Katz | WNYC News | November 13, 2017 | Education
New Lighthouse District Initiative Shines Light on Top Schools
John Mooney | November 7, 2017 | Education
Rollout of initial recipients spotlights small districts that are very smart about how they use data to tune curriculum, teacher advancement
Understanding, Addressing Disproportionality in NJ Schools
Dr. Jennifer Meller and Matthew Korobkin | November 6, 2017 | Education, Sponsored Content
Disproportionality can be defined as an over-representation of students from certain racial/ethnic groups in special-education programs
Governor’s Race 2017: Candidates Deeply Divided on Education
John Mooney | November 2, 2017 | Education, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
From school funding to student testing, Murphy and Guadagno could be speaking different languages
Governor’s Race 2017: Murphy, Guadagno Short on Specifics for Higher Ed
Colleen O'Dea | October 27, 2017 | Education, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Both have ambitious plans to boost STEM studies, slow tuition increases, ease student debt — but neither has a roadmap showing how to get there from here
Tackling the Toughest Questions Facing NJ’s Public Education System
John Mooney | October 18, 2017 | Education
A new report in the “Crossroads NJ” series recommends a variety of solutions to problems like school funding and segregation
New Bond Issue Edges Closer as Vo-Techs Make Case for Urgent State Funding
John Reitmeyer | October 18, 2017 | Education
Garden State’s vocational high schools appeal for more money to help them keep pace with the rising demand for technical training
Memo to Next Governor: Appoint Blue Ribbon Panel on Higher Education
Colleen O'Dea | October 17, 2017 | Education
State support for higher education has diminished markedly in past two decades, while tuition has gone up without making more funding available to low-income and middle-class students
South Jersey School District Shuts Down Because of Mold Contamination
WHYY News | October 13, 2017 | Education
Parents express frustration with way officials in Monroe Township have handled the problem
One Last Question: The Candidates on District Consolidation
John Mooney | October 11, 2017 | Education, Elections 2017
Home rule is still the order of the day, but both candidates understand the economic boost that would come with regionalization
Small Steps in Dyslexia Education Add up to Measurable Progress
John Mooney | October 11, 2017 | Education
The release of a long-awaited educator’s guidebook, as well as pending legislation on teaching reading, truly help make October Dyslexia Awareness Month
PARCC Past, PARCC Present, and PARCC Future
NJ Spotlight Staff | October 6, 2017 | Education
Knowing where PARCC has been may help get a sense of where the online test is going
Latest PARCC Results Released, But Fate of Tests After Elections Is Murky
John Mooney | September 29, 2017 | Education
Most recent scores show gains statewide, but proficiency levels in math and language arts don’t break 60 percent of test takers
NJ School Districts Asking Voters for $320M for Renovations and Repair
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2017 | Education
Projects in 15 districts range from windows and ceiling tiles to building expansion, high-tech installations, and enhancements to make schools world class
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