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With Student Loan Lawsuit, Grewal Again Takes On Trump Administration

John Reitmeyer | September 18, 2019 | Education

AG alleges federal Department of Education denies access to data that would help the state address fraud by loan processors

STEM Teachers Could Get Up to $20K in College Loan Aid

John Reitmeyer | September 17, 2019 | Budget, Education
Senate passes legislation to give STEM educators a hand with paying off existing student loans or help funding advanced degrees
Governor Marks Milestone for Arts Education in NJ
Michael Aron | NJTV News | September 10, 2019 | Education
Murphy says New Jersey is only state with universal access in schools to art programs
NJ DOE Tips Its Hand on New Proposal for Student Assessments
John Mooney | September 5, 2019 | Education
Department also delivers mixed results of last year’s statewide testing, with only about half of students passing math and language-arts exams
At Start Of School Year, An ‘Incomplete’ On Report Card For Murphy
John Mooney | September 4, 2019 | Education
Governor who campaigned on education platform has boosted school funding, but a number of to-do items remain unchecked
CPAs: Action From Congress Needed To Help Reduce Student-debt Load
John Reitmeyer | September 4, 2019 | Budget, Education
State professional association says indebted clients are putting off saving for retirement and buying a home
Governor announces $20M more for pre-K programs
David Cruz | NJTV News | September 4, 2019 | Education
New funding will go to 28 school districts, says Murphy, a longtime champion of preschool education
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
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