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Q&A: Psychologist On Law Adding Mental Health To Ed. Standards

John Mooney | August 16, 2019 | Education

Kelly Moore, chief investigator at the Children's Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery at Rutgers sees measure as ‘game-changer’

New Contract to Raise Newark Teacher Salaries, End Performance Pay

Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | August 15, 2019 | Education
Pay-for-performance provisions, hailed as groundbreaking when introduced in 2012, are being eliminated
New State Guidance on Resolving Special Education Disputes
John Mooney | August 8, 2019 | Education
Every year there are hundreds of special ed disputes between school districts and families. The Department of Education has issued new rules in hopes of settling them more quickly
Where Are Teachers of Color as Schools Try to Serve Students of Color?
Carly Sitrin | August 1, 2019 | Education
A new approach called ‘social-emotional learning’ helps students form meaningful relationships with teachers, a key to improving grades and attitudes
Two New Laws Will Help Protect Student Borrowers
Michael Aron | NJTV News | July 31, 2019 | Education
Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver puts her ‘Jane Hancock’ on legislation that ensures students understand college tuition costs before and after loans are added in
State School Safety Bill Could Go National
David Cruz | NJTV News | July 31, 2019 | Education
Rep. Josh Gottheimer promises to take New Jersey’s Alyssa’s Law, which requires panic buttons to be installed in all public schools, nationwide
Barchi by the Numbers: The Data on Tenure of Rutgers’ Outgoing President
John Mooney and Carly Sitrin | July 26, 2019 | Education
There’s sure to be no shortage of opinions pro and con concerning the ‘Barchi years’ at Rutgers University. Here’s what the numbers say
State Fires 30 at Schools Development Authority
Carly Sitrin | July 24, 2019 | Education
Murphy administration also releases three reports into personnel controversies at the SDA under its former CEO Lizette Delgado Polanco
Murphy Scraps Christie’s Salary Cap for School Superintendents
John Mooney | July 22, 2019 | Education
Nine years after former Gov. Chris Christie limited how much New Jersey superintendents could be paid, his successor ends the restriction
New Law Will Require NJ Schools to Teach About Sexual Abuse
NJTV News | July 22, 2019 | Education
New Jersey is latest state to adopt ‘Erin’s Law,’ calling for age-appropriate education on the topic from preschool to 12th grade
NJ Top Court Rules Student Records Not Covered by Open Access
Colleen O'Dea | July 18, 2019 | Education
In split decision, court upholds appellate ruling, shuts the door on all requests for confidential records, even those that have been redacted
Superintendent’s 2020 Plan for Newark’s Schools: What to Expect
Devna Bose, Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | July 18, 2019 | Education
Observers are watching closely to see whether Roger León’s ideas translate into action and improvements for students
No Funding in Sight to Repair Newark’s Crumbling Schools
Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | July 11, 2019 | Education
Buildings in cash-strapped district have leaky roofs, damaged walls, peeling paint, old electrical systems, missing sinks and toilets
Two Days on the Job, BOE President Talks Takeovers, Exit Tests, and More
John Mooney | July 9, 2019 | Education
Kathy Goldenberg is a big believer in public education, and an equally big believer that New Jersey students deserve the best
Despite Murphy’s Line-Item Cuts, Education Budget Remains Intact
John Mooney | July 2, 2019 | Education
Overall state aid to school districts didn’t change, though governor lopped $38 million from Sweeney program
New Jersey University Won’t Sell Music College to Chinese Firm
NJ Spotlight | July 2, 2019 | Education
Rider U. and Kaiwen Education agree to drop controversial plans for Westminster Choir College
Gov Slams Legislature’s Cut to Free Community-College Program
Michael Aron | NJTV News | June 27, 2019 | Budget, Education
Murphy contrasts lawmakers’ rejection of millionaires tax with their failure to agree to increased funding for the colleges
Rutgers Gives Itself Great Report Card, Leader of Faculty Union Differs
Carly Sitrin | June 25, 2019 | Education
Five-year report celebrates achievements in funding, construction and diversity; union official takes issue, particularly on tuition
What Colleges and Business Think NJ High School Graduates Need
John Mooney | June 24, 2019 | Education, Roundtables
In NJ Spotlight roundtable, college and business leaders detail what they see as the important skills for those preparing for further studies and careers
Putting Faces to Students Aided by Free Tuition at Community Colleges
Carly Sitrin | June 20, 2019 | Education
Governor hopes to expand Community College Opportunity Grants to reach 18,000 students, but budget cuts could shrink program significantly
First International Baccalaureate Grads for Paterson School
Carly Sitrin | June 19, 2019 | Education
Forty participants in rigorous program are headed to schools like Columbia, Penn, Lehigh and NJ Institute of Technology
Newark Superintendent’s Plan for ‘Stronger, Wiser’ School System
Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | June 18, 2019 | Education
After one year in charge, Roger León gives broad outline of his vision; sets stage for return of full local control of district
Charge that Taxpayer Funds to Defunct Charter Schools Can’t Be Traced
Carly Sitrin | June 17, 2019 | Education
Report claims shortcomings in federal accountability processes mean millions of dollars in New Jersey and billions nationwide cannot be tallied
Community College Faculty Ramps Up Call for President’s Ouster
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | June 17, 2019 | Education
Grievances include lawsuits, allegations of racial discrimination and the resignation of a longtime faculty member
Strong Support for Expanding Mental Health Education in NJ Schools
Lilo H. Stainton | June 11, 2019 | Education
Members of Assembly committee vote for age-appropriate mental health curriculum in public schools, beginning in kindergarten
Do HS Coaches in NJ Need Bill Guaranteeing Longer Contracts?
Carly Sitrin | June 11, 2019 | Education
Some winning high school coaches, including Hall-of-Famers, argue disgruntled parents have cost them their jobs — and gotten them blackballed
Lawmakers approve oversight for companies servicing student loans
Carly Sitrin | June 7, 2019 | Education
Retracing a step to help state residents get out from under a mountain of debt, now estimated at $43B
Booker Brother Takes on Senior Role in New Jersey Education
John Mooney | June 6, 2019 | Education
Six positions in state Department of Education are filled; Cary Booker takes on responsibility in Division of Early Childhood Education
Part-Time Lecturers Ratify New Contract with Rutgers
Carly Sitrin | June 3, 2019 | Education
Union leader says next step is a fight for healthcare benefits for the university’s part-time lecturers
School Funding Formula Threatens Layoffs, Program Cuts for Some
WNYC News | May 31, 2019 | Education
As districts across New Jersey say they will be forced into big layoffs, John Mooney of NJ Spotlight discusses the thorny issue of school funding
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