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The Christie Exception: When the Teachers Union Doesn’t Get Its Way

This piece is part of an ongoing series: Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful in New Jersey? As Lenape high school student Sasha Lapham’s experience with

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Commentary Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful?

The Christie Exception: When the Teachers Union Doesn’t Get Its Way

This piece is part of an ongoing series: Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful in New Jersey? As Lenape high school student Sasha Lapham’s experience with

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LILLEY: New Jersey Teachers Are Poorly Served By Their Union Leaders

The New Jersey Education Association, the state chapter of the largest teachers union in the country, boasted more than 200,000 members and $154 million in

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COMMENTARY: My Take on Randi Weingarten’s Belief that Jewish Privilege Drives the Push to Reopen Schools

Okay, this is personal. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has labeled American Jews as “part of the ownership class” because (some of us?

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Commentary Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful?

The Christie Exception: When the Teachers Union Doesn’t Get Its Way

This piece is part of an ongoing series: Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful in New Jersey? As Lenape high school student Sasha Lapham’s experience with

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NJ Public Charter Schools Outline New Best Practices After One Year Of Remote Learning

As millions of children across the nation continue to be engaged in remote learning because of COVID-19, public charter schools across New Jersey today released

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New Report Provides Concrete Solutions to Support Students, Families and Educators with New Federal Funding

JerseyCAN, a nonprofit  advocating for high quality schools for all New Jersey students, released today a framework for state actions to accelerate student learning through

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LILLEY: New Jersey Teachers Are Poorly Served By Their Union Leaders

The New Jersey Education Association, the state chapter of the largest teachers union in the country, boasted more than 200,000 members and $154 million in

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New Grant Lets Camden School Board Livestream Its Meetings in Spanish

On March 23d at 5:30, Janet Pablo, a Camden mother of three, turned on a Facebook app on her phone and, for the very first

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EXPLAINER: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding in New Jersey

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Open Day Programs for Individuals 21+ with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey!

The day program my son Jonah attends has been closed for thirteen months. Like many parents and caregivers of adults with disabilities, we’re holding on

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COMMENTARY: My Take on Randi Weingarten’s Belief that Jewish Privilege Drives the Push to Reopen Schools

Okay, this is personal. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has labeled American Jews as “part of the ownership class” because (some of us?

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Latest From Lakewood: ‘The School Board is Controlled By the Private Community,’ Says Education Law Center

This evening the Lakewood Township Committee will introduce its $108.9 budget, largely accrued from property taxes. The biggest piece of the pie for New Jersey’s

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NJ Charter School Leaders Applaud Biden’s Plan to Upgrade Facilities and Close the Digital Divide

New Jersey public charter school leaders released statements earlier this week on the first phase of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which includes initiatives

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Feds Approve New Jersey’s Request to Replace State Tests with “Alternative Assessment Tools”

Earlier today, the US Department of Education sent a letter stating that New Jersey’s proposal to replace this spring’s NJ-SLA exams with a series of alternative assessment

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Spring Break Goes COVID-Wild: Focus on Equity

Twenty-four students at Glen Rock High School in Bergen County tested positive for the novel coronavirus after returning from Spring Break so for the rest

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MCKENNA: Enough With the Puzzle Pieces: Let’s Really Change the World for People With Disabilities

Laura McKenna is a New Jersey parent of two teenage boys, one currently studying at Rutgers University and the other a high school student with

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In Blasting Camden Superintendent, Union Leader Reveals His Agenda.

How does Camden teacher union president Keith Benson feel about Camden Superintendent Katrina McCombs? He’s “very much encouraged” by her long tenure in Camden City

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This West Orange Teacher Is Raising Money For His “Absolutely Amazing” Students with Autism

As we head into Autism Awareness Month, Joseph Postiglione, a teacher at West Orange’s Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, is raising money for a special project:

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East Orange Superintendent: The Window Of Opportunity Is Here and Schools Must Reopen Before It’s Too Late

Abdul Saleem Hasan, Ed.S., is Superintendent for East Orange Public Schools DIstrict and a former assistant state education commissioner. This first appeared in the Star-Ledger.

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New Report Grades New Jersey’s Teacher Prep, Evaluation, and Pay Policies

As we head into the final term of the 2020-2021 school year (and kick its butt on the way out the door), policy-makers, school leaders,

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When Union Power Goes Too Far: The Case of Sasha Latham

This piece is part of an ongoing series: Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful in New Jersey? Two years ago, with some trepidation, Sasha Latham (not

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Inside Info From Asbury Park as Superintendent Takes Flight

A week ago we reported that Asbury Park Superintendent Sancha Gray resigned unexpectedly, announcing a departure day of June 30th. Today the Asbury Park Press