- N.J. wants colleges to explain what the heck students are paying for
- > Jul 31, 5:42 AM: New Jersey hasn’t been able to rein in the rising cost of higher education, but it at least wants colleges to better explain why they cost so much money. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver on Tuesday signed a new law requiring public
- Against all odds, Camden schools make big strides | Editorial
- > Jul 23, 5:25 AM: And according to a new study out of Stanford University, the Camden schools revamped under charter management are now starting to close the gap. They remain well behind state averages, but they are making faster gains in
- Judge tosses petition to nullify 4-year contract with Jersey City teachers
- > Jul 11, 5:44 AM: Schapiro is the last remaining board member who was aligned with Parents for Progress, a group of education reform-minded parents that controlled the board for a number of years until candidates backed by the JCEA won
- School district must pay for students who attend out-of-town charter schools
- > Jul 3, 6:04 AM: The superintendent of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District said he disagrees with a recent ruling which compels the district to pay the tuition for students who live in Manalapan or Englishtown, but attend a
- Murphy vows to protect free community college funding in 2020 budget
- Jun 27, 8:17 AM: Gov. Phil Murphy is gearing up for a fight to increase the funding he made available last year for the state’s free community college program.
- Op-Ed: More Accountability Should Be Endgame for Charter Schools
- > Jun 27, 5:28 AM: The communities that most require wraparound services to meet the social and emotional needs of students, are those that are most likely to be negatively impacted, while their schools are educating a disproportionate
- Here’s 1 way school districts can save millions of your tax dollars
- Jun 26, 7:05 AM: Mark Finkelstein says public schools now have a terrific opportunity to reclaim a substantial amount of taxpayer money that could be used to hire more teachers and/or to stabilize the school tax rate.
- Newark’s schools have clearly improved, researcher says. But why?
- > Jun 25, 5:29 AM: While Newark’s strong and expanding charter sector – now enrolling a third of the city’s public school students – has been responsible for some of these gains, recent improvements in test scores and graduation rates at
- What Colleges and Business Think NJ High School Graduates Need
- > Jun 24, 7:33 AM: From the birth of the movement for education standards and testing in the 1980s and 1990s, the obvious question has always come back to what exactly students should know and be able to do to succeed beyond high school.
- Op-Ed: Does NJ High School Diploma Signal Readiness for a Successful Future?
- > Jun 18, 6:07 AM: High school graduation season is in full swing across the Garden State. Students are donning caps and gowns to collect their high school diplomas while parents, educators, and community leaders stand in ceremony to
- Opinion: Charter teachers can (and do) do it all
- > Jun 11, 7:32 AM: When I hear people share the sentiment, “charter school teachers don’t work as hard as traditional public school teachers,” I agree. We work harder. We are not held to the same standard, either. We are held to higher
- Schools are closed in this N.J. district after teachers go on strike over contract talks
- > Jun 11, 7:28 AM: The contract dispute centers largely on health care costs. A number of Bergen County districts -- Allendale, Waldwick, Lyndhurst and Mahwah -- have agreed to a lower permanent cap of 26 percent on health care expenses to
- Charter schools move into churches, with room for conflict
- Jun 3, 7:40 AM: As charter schools have opened and expanded in New Jersey over two decades, many have found a home in shuttered Catholic school buildings.
- NJ manufacturing jobs grow, but will parents let kids skip college?
- May 29, 6:13 AM: Aquatherm, a Lakewood manufacturer that makes solar heating systems for swimming pools, has no shortage of ideas that could help its business grow.
- Newark Nonprofit Says Public, Charter Schools Can Co-Exist
- May 14, 7:44 AM: It doesn't have to be "us-versus-them" when it comes to Newark's schools. That's the mantra of a new nonprofit in the Brick City: the New Jersey Children's Foundation (NJCF).
- Jersey City, Poster Child for What's Wrong with School-Funding Reform?
The district says cuts to state aid mean teacher layoffs and canceled after-school programs, but some pols and advocates argue Jersey City has the means to end its budget shortfall.
- 166 teachers will be losing their jobs in this N.J. city. Their union leader wants to sue the state.
- > May 10, 7:09 AM: The head of the Paterson teachers’ union facing massive jobs cuts is asking the school district to join a lawsuit, filed by Jersey City, challenging how the state is providing funding in some urban districts.
- Long held up as a model, N.J. school funding system facing legal challenge
- > May 9, 7:35 AM: New Jersey’s school-funding formula is held up as a model by education advocates. But the state is confronting a new legal challenge from a district that says the Garden State isn’t sending it enough money.
- Charter schools say district sent them fewer students -- denying them the funding that comes with them
- > May 3, 7:10 AM: The fate of a system that allows Newark families to use a single application to apply to most traditional and charter schools in the city is in question after several charter operators accused the district of misusing the
- Shhh. Here’s a secret, education advocate says. Newark’s schools are actually doing really well.
- > Apr 26, 5:09 AM: The national media can’t stop talking about Cory Booker’s record as a champion for Newark’s public schools -- but too many get the story flat wrong. “Cory Booker has a school choice problem,” writes New York Magazine. The
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