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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
Teaching the young how to recognize and report sexual abuse
Colleen O'Dea | May 30, 2019 | Education
Lawmakers approve bill requiring development of curriculum for all public school students in New Jersey, including pre-K
Feds Order NJ to Come Up with Better Way to Resolve Special-Ed Disputes
John Mooney | May 28, 2019 | Education
New Jersey has been given three months to improve its much-criticized process for settling disputes involving students in special education
Spotlight: The State of School Facilities in NJ
John Mooney | May 24, 2019 | Education
With the Schools Development Authority engulfed in scandal and all but out of funds, when will there be money to fix this Paterson school and others like it?
Sweeney Wants $50M Extra for Special Ed But No More Funds for Losing Districts
John Mooney | May 23, 2019 | Education
Increase would go to ‘extraordinary aid’ for students with greatest needs. Senate president says districts facing steep cuts in state support shouldn’t expect additional aid
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Running in the Red
Andrew Schmertz | NJTV News | May 23, 2019 | Education
University unveils plan to turn around flagging fortunes of its Big Ten sports program — and reverse teams’ current losing streaks
Sweeney Delivers Seven Bills That Take on Thorny Issues in NJ Education
John Mooney | May 20, 2019 | Education
As part of his ‘Path to Progress’ campaign, senate president presents proposals on school consolidation and special education
Some Part-Time Lecturers Not Happy with New Rutgers Contract
Carly Sitrin | May 20, 2019 | Education
‘The people at the top got what they wanted but the rest of us didn’t,’ said a founder of new Rank-and-File Caucus
Lawmakers Hear From Officials About Teacher Shortage In New Jersey
Raven Santana | NJTV News | May 17, 2019 | Education
State officials are working to address shortfalls in the ranks of math, science, bilingual-instruction, ESL and career and technical educators
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
Legislators re-evaluate standardized student testing
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | May 15, 2019 | Education
Lawmakers hear about possible next steps after court ruling that PARCC test is unconstitutional
Jersey City, Poster Child for What’s Wrong with School-Funding Reform?
Carly Sitrin and John Mooney | May 14, 2019 | Education
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
NJ Makes Move to Recruit More Men of Color as Teachers
Colleen O'Dea | May 13, 2019 | Education
New Jersey is more diverse than the nation, yet the state’s teacher ranks are a long way from reflecting that diversity
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
Fight over School Funding Is Focus of Senate Budget Hearing
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | May 1, 2019 | Education
Teachers, students and administrators rally outside State House to protest cuts in aid to their districts
Jersey City BOE Sues State Department of Education over Cut to Aid
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | April 30, 2019 | Education
Board members say proposed cut in state aid would be catastrophic for the district, could put the future of its 30,000 students at risk
Murphy Names Acting CEO of Schools Development Authority
NJTV News | April 29, 2019 | Education
Move comes swiftly on resignation of embattled former CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco
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
Schools Development Authority CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco resigns
NJTV News | April 24, 2019 | Education
Embattled head has been at center of patronage scandal because of hirings and firings at the SDA
Education Coalition Urges Governor, Dems to Rethink School Funding Cuts
John Mooney | April 23, 2019 | Education
Murphy’s spending plan would cut state aid to almost 200 districts; coalition wants him and legislative leaders to come up with a less bruising proposal
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