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New teacher evaluation standards lower weight of PARCC tests
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Sep 4, 6:28 AM: New Jersey educators are celebrating what they believe is a win as the state released new rules reducing the weight of PARCC test scores on teacher evaluations.
Column: Movement Builds to Reform School Funding in New Hampshire
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Aug 31, 5:12 AM: In Newport recently, about 150 people from around New Hampshire attended an informational session on school funding presented by Andru Volinksy and John Tobin — two of the attorneys who helped litigate a series of state Supreme >
Hundreds of N.J. school districts should be eliminated, experts say. Here's the list
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Aug 10, 7:23 AM: A new recommendation to curb rising property taxes and make local government more efficient calls for the elimination of nearly half of the state's nearly 600 school districts.
Charter, vocational, small NJ schools top-heavy with administrators
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Aug 10, 6:27 AM: Charter, vocational and small school districts offer things others don’t, including alternatives to troubled educational settings, special skills training and close-knit learning atmospheres.
Newark Students Struggle to Earn College Degree in Six Years
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Jul 31, 6:41 AM: Whether students from Newark complete college depends in large part on which high school they attend, new report finds.
Property tax break? Sweeping change in how NJ pays for schools is now law
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Jul 25, 4:56 AM: The decades-old debate in New Jersey over how to fairly fund public education took another turn Tuesday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the first major revamp of the state’s modern school funding formula since it was enacted >
Newark Public Schools wants more of its graduates to finish college. KIPP charter network wants to help.
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Jul 20, 6:07 AM: A group of Newark Public Schools guidance counselors will travel to Texas next week to learn how to help high school students pick the right college. KIPP, the national charter school network, will lead the training.
N.J. adding $351 million to schools, and 'moms' help make it happen
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Jul 17, 7:16 AM: Cavallaro-Fromm, 41, of Swedesboro, is among a group of parents that have been campaigning to change how New Jersey pays for public schools, after years of failure by the state to fulfill its formula for distributing money to >
Opinion: 3 ways Murphy could clean up PARCC and other school testing
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Jul 13, 5:02 AM: Over the years, the state has repeatedly changed the role of PARCC and other assessments in awarding high school diplomas. Current high school testing requirements are so complicated that the state Department of Education admitted >
Opinion: The Not So Hidden Agenda to Stall Expansion of Public Charter Schools in NJ
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Jul 10, 4:24 AM: When those opposed to education reform go after public charter schools, they typically adhere to the prototype of a direct attack, like this editorial by Diane Ravitch who charges that these independent schools are segregated, >
Lawmakers Want to Borrow $1B for Education Items but Leave Voters With Final Say
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Jul 9, 5:55 AM: Under legislation sent to Murphy last week, the state would issue long-term general-obligation bonds to raise money for improving security at K-12 school districts, expanding vocational-technical training facilities, and upgrading >
Column: After Christie's neglect, a good fix on school funding
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Jul 3, 5:50 AM: Over the last eight years under Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey's system of funding public schools broke down into complete dysfunction. He cut state aid in his first budget, then left it nearly frozen for several years as local >
Newark Schools Face Big Choices as Homegrown Leader Takes Reins
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Jul 2, 5:40 AM: Now, as León shakes off that setback and steps officially into his new role as superintendent, he is expected to announce his vision and 100-day plan. Supporters of the city’s charter schools, some of whom fear a frostier >
Katrina McCombs, city native, to lead Camden schools for now
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Jun 29, 5:46 AM: New Jersey's education commissioner on Thursday named McCombs as the district's acting superintendent. The state Department of Education also announced it plans to launch a national search process for a permanent superintendent, a >
Newark Digital Academy becoming part of Newark schools
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Jun 28, 6:35 AM: NDA keeps its status as a dropout recovery program, retains almost all of its staff and  continues with its blended model of online education and in person tutoring at its building on Woods Avenue, just a block away from Newark High >
Editorial: Can one teacher score knockout on mighty NJEA?
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Jun 25, 6:45 AM:

Should union dues be disbursed in ways that are often hidden from the people who pay them? No matter how Smith's lawsuit is decided, and whether or not her side is being backed in some way by Sweeney or some revenge-seeking pals, >

I want nothing to do with the NJEA, so stop taking my money, teacher's lawsuit says
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Jun 22, 7:13 AM: A South Jersey teacher who doesn't want anything to do with the state's largest teachers' union has filed suit saying she shouldn't be forced to "subsidize" the New Jersey Education Association and its >
Letter: Shame on Norcross Dems, Camden schools leader
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Jun 22, 6:19 AM: Yes, you read that right. This bill, crafted by George Norcross legislative operatives and outgoing Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, singles out only Camden parents to compel them to enter their families’ personal information, to >
Column: 50K students are enrolled in public charter schools, but state shortchanges funding
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Jun 21, 5:43 AM: As the governor and the state Legislature look to fix a broken school funding process, we call on them to rectify a long-overlooked part of school funding that is shortchanging tens of thousands of students throughout the state: >
Lakewood private school bus fleet hauls 32,000 kids over 13,600 miles each day
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Jun 19, 5:41 AM: Add into Lakewood's unique busing equation that this is one of the state's fastest-growing townships, and the choice parents have when selecting a private school. Parents can send their child to a school on the far side of the >

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