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Marijuana Law Dies: What Now for Expungement, Investors and Medical Use?
Carly Sitrin | May 17, 2019 | Politics
After Senate President Sweeney decides to leave legalization of recreational cannabis to voters, there’s widespread confusion about what comes next
Part-Time Faculty at Rutgers Reaches ‘Groundbreaking’ Contract
Carly Sitrin | May 15, 2019 | Education
Full membership yet to vote on agreement that gives pay increases, more job security, other benefits but no contractual access to healthcare
Some Questions as State Expands Free Community College Program
Carly Sitrin | May 10, 2019 | Education
Initiative is a ‘gap filler,’ not a free ride, official says; up to 18,000 students are expected to benefit in 2019-2020 academic year
No Easy Answers About Why It Costs So Much to Attend NJ’s Public Colleges
Carly Sitrin | May 2, 2019 | Budget, Education
Murphy’s proposed budget allocates $1.65 billion to higher education, but some college and university officials politely explain that it’s not enough
Call to Ban Tax Assessors From Moonlighting With Reval Firms
Carly Sitrin | May 1, 2019 | More Issues
State watchdog finds multiple cases of officials working for companies around time a municipality’s property assessment overhaul was underway
At Rutgers, Battle Rages Over Salaries for Part-Time Faculty, Tuition Freeze
Carly Sitrin | April 25, 2019 | Education
University argues it’s tapped out after signing contract with full-timers, attempts to squeeze more out of budget will only drive tuition higher
Q&A: Katrina McCombs, New Superintendent of Camden City School District
Carly Sitrin | April 22, 2019 | Education
McCombs has big ambitions but is facing big challenges — not least a severe budget crisis
Winning Rutgers Faculty Union Vows to Aid Part-Timers in Contract Battle
Carly Sitrin | April 18, 2019 | Education
After agreeing a ‘historic’ contract, officials with the union representing thousands of full-time faculty and graduate employees say they will work for colleagues still at the bargaining table
Rutgers Reaches Tentative Deal with Faculty Union, Part-Timers Still Negotiate
Carly Sitrin | April 17, 2019 | Education
Although union members must approve agreement, a strike appears to have been averted. But no resolution yet for their part-time colleagues
Explainer: How the SDA Was Built — and Became Scandal-Ridden
Carly Sitrin | April 15, 2019 | Explainer
New Jersey’s Schools Development Authority is mired in controversy over its CEO’s hirings and firings. But the SDA has a history of troubling activities
Rutgers Teetering on the Edge of Major Faculty Strike
Carly Sitrin | April 10, 2019 | Education, The Booker Beat
Students, faculty, union members, and national organizations come together in final show of solidarity outside Newark campus center
Controversy Continues over NJ Schools Development Authority
Carly Sitrin | April 5, 2019 | Education
Amid storm over CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco’s hirings and firings, a show of support for embattled leader of the SDA
Student Bill of Rights Central to New State Plan for Higher Education
Carly Sitrin | March 27, 2019 | Education
Long-terms goals include making college more affordable, keeping talent in New Jersey, and giving students a stronger voice
Up in Smoke: Why Bill to Legalize Weed Was Pulled from Legislative Agenda
Carly Sitrin | March 26, 2019 | Politics
Caucus reveals 21 requisite ‘yes’ votes couldn’t be mustered in the Senate, but measure’s sponsors and leaders say they’ll be back, perhaps as early as May
Explainer: This Is What’s in New Jersey’s Landmark Marijuana Bill
Carly Sitrin | March 21, 2019 | Explainer
Some lawmakers say they haven’t been given enough time to study measure that would legalize marijuana in NJ. Here’s a comprehensive analysis of its contents
Senate and Assembly Committees Vote Out Bill Legalizing Marijuana
Carly Sitrin | March 19, 2019 | Politics
Measure could come to floor vote next week, but some pols disturbed over irregularities during hearings, raise concerns about ‘good governing’
Spelling Out How School Funding Formula Needs to Be Overhauled
Carly Sitrin | March 15, 2019 | Education
New report says so many things have changed since formula was created a decade ago that big adjustments are needed, including more money for special education
Murphy, Dem Leaders Now Must Round Up Votes for Marijuana Legislation
Carly Sitrin | March 13, 2019 | Social
Have they the support of enough Democrats to legalize adult use in New Jersey? That’s just one question arising out of this week’s agreement on legislation
Assembly Pulls PARCC Bill in Response to Worried Calls from Parents
Carly Sitrin | February 26, 2019 | Education
Mothers and fathers jump on unclear language that makes it sound as if more than one exam can be administered to high school students
Advocates Perturbed as Lawmakers Press on with School Testing Legislation
Carly Sitrin | February 22, 2019 | Education
The saga over graduation requirements for New Jersey’s high school students was thought to have been settled last week. Proposed new legislation is raising more concerns
PARCC Compromise Averts a Crisis for High School Seniors and Juniors
Carly Sitrin | February 19, 2019 | Education
But now New Jersey’s Department of Education must come up with graduation requirements for the class of 2021 and beyond
$1 Toll Hike Will Fund Major Capital Upgrades on Delaware Memorial Bridge
Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2019 | Transportation
Governors of New Jersey, Delaware sign off on resolution to pay for safety, infrastructure improvements on one of the most heavily traveled links in Northeast
Eight School Districts Sue NJ DOE Over Cuts in State Aid
Carly Sitrin | February 12, 2019 | Education
But Senate President Sweeney says they should have seen the writing on the blackboard, changes resolve long-standing inequities in state education aid
Stop-Gap Attempt to ‘Avoid Chaos’ as Court Action Awaited in PARCC Case
Carly Sitrin | February 8, 2019 | Education
A court’s recent strike-down of PARCC graduation requirements has led to widespread confusion. Lawmakers try to keep the requirements in place for current juniors and seniors
Why Don’t Kids Go to School? Students Have Their Say
Carly Sitrin | February 6, 2019 | Education
Lawmakers go straight to the source to hear about the obstacles that keep some kids from attending classes
Divided Reactions to Court Decision on PARCC and What It Means for Students
Carly Sitrin | February 5, 2019 | Education
Path to graduation still uncertain for about 170,000 high school seniors and juniors, but ‘business as usual’ for many school officials who continue to implement PARCC as a graduation requirement
Legislative Hold on PARCC Replacement Leaves No Clear Path to HS Diploma
Carly Sitrin | January 29, 2019 | Education
NJ lawmakers delay vote on measure after appellate court issues stay on ruling that would kill PARCC, students left out in the cold — for now
New Jersey Employers Search for Straight Answers on Cannabis in the Workplace
Carly Sitrin | January 24, 2019 | More Issues
Medical marijuana raises more questions than answers about drug tests and employee rights, while full-blown legalization seems like an invitation to lawsuits and court cases
State Officials Ask Judges to Let Classes of 2019 and 2020 Graduate Under Old Rules
Carly Sitrin | January 18, 2019 | Education
DOE says appellate court case is leaving nearly 170,000 current seniors and juniors without a clear path to graduation
Profile: The Right Stuff to Take Camden’s Schools to Next Level — and Beyond
Carly Sitrin | January 17, 2019 | Profiles
Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs already has plans in place to address Camden’s myriad problems — from gang violence to trauma — but she also needs the top spot
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