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NEWSFLASH: Ciattarelli, Murphy’s GOP Challenger, at Odds With NJ Teacher Union Leaders

Jack Ciattarelli, the Republican challenger to Gov. Phil Murphy, has reached an impasse with leaders of the New Jersey Education Association.  While he received an

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COMMENTARY: If Phil Murphy Wants a Second Term, Here’s the Course-Correction He Needs Most

If you’ve been following NJ Education Report’s coverage of the dissolution of Asbury Park Public Schools, first under the direction of Lamont Repollet and then

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ARONSOHN: 180 Nations Discuss Human Rights of People With Disabilities but America Is Missing

Paul Aronsohn, who comes from a family with disabilities, is New Jersey’s Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families. Previously, he

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COMMENTARY: New Jersey Is Autism-Chic And That’s Bad For Kids

Does one in every 32 New Jersey children really have autism, compared to a national rate of one in 59? Rutgers’ Dr. Walter Zahorodny says 

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‘State of Emergency’ or ‘Not a Failure’? Dueling Takeaways on Learning Loss at State Board of Education Meeting

There was some dissension yesterday during the New Jersey State Board of Education meeting. Vice President Andy Mulvihill, upon hearing that 37 percent of NJ

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Teacher Union Staff Members Vote To Strike–Against Teacher Union Leaders

The National Education Association Staff Organization (NEASO), the union that represents employees who work in the National Education Association’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., authorized a

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NEWSFLASH: Ciattarelli, Murphy’s GOP Challenger, at Odds With NJ Teacher Union Leaders

Jack Ciattarelli, the Republican challenger to Gov. Phil Murphy, has reached an impasse with leaders of the New Jersey Education Association.  While he received an

Commentary

COMMENTARY: New Jersey Is Autism-Chic And That’s Bad For Kids

Does one in every 32 New Jersey children really have autism, compared to a national rate of one in 59? Rutgers’ Dr. Walter Zahorodny says 

Montclair News

Montclair Teachers Union: Don’t Lay Off Our Teachers!

The Monclair Board of Education announced last week that, due to budget issues, it was cutting 36 positions. In response, the Montclair Education Association (MEA)

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This Educator Says New Jersey’s Backlash Against Testing Is Hurting Our Neediest Students

Did you know that in New Jersey only 47% of adults read at middle school-level? In Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties it’s ten points lower.

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The ‘Progessive’ Murphy Administration Is Discriminating Against Adults with Disabilities

Tomorrow the New Jersey Assembly Women and Children Committee will hold a hearing on the difficulties experienced by parents of children and adults with Intellectual

Asbury Park News

Asbury Park Superintendent Needs a Math Lesson

Friday morning Asbury Park staff and students arrived at school to find that Superintendent Sancha Gray was closing the district because too many staff members

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BODENHEIMER: Weingarten’s Political Theater On School Reopenings Is a Slap in the Face to Parents Like Me

This is a guest editorial by Rebecca Bodenheimer. It first appeared in The Grade, a media watchdog project dedicated to improving news coverage of education

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New Data on Student Learning Loss Sounds the Alarm for NJ Education Department-Mandated Summer School Programs

Last year the Trump Administration allowed states to waive annual standardized testing due to all-remote instruction. This year the Biden Administration cut states a break,

Asbury Park News

BREAKING: Asbury Park Schools Shut Down Unexpectedly Due to Teacher Protest; ‘Official Statement’ From Gray

(See “official update” from Superintendent Sancha Gray below.) This morning Asbury Park teachers and students arrived at district schools for classes, only to find that

Camden News

New Report: Most State Takeovers Don’t Help Students, Except in Camden

A new working paper out from Brown University studies the impact of state takeovers on 35 school districts. The authors, Drs. Beth E. Schueler and

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Asbury Update: A ‘Whistleblower’ Gets Suspended and the School Board Plays Charades

Reginald Mirthil, the principal of Thurgood Marshall Upper Elementary School, has been suspended. On Tuesday he sent out a tweet that led to a lockdown

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Bill That Would Protect Students With Disabilities Stalled on Murphy’s Desk

A month ago the New Jersey State Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would offer 700 students with disabilities an additional year of high school

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Trenton Charter School Students Steam Ahead Through Pandemic

Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit focused on dramatically changing education and life outcomes for underserved children, has been assisting public districts across the country

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EXPLAINER: What Are Standardized Tests and Why Do We Need Them?

Few education topics get parents, teachers, and school leaders more riled up than discussions about using results from student tests to measure the quality of

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New Jersey Schools Have $3 Billion to Spend. How Will an Anemic Education Department Manage?

“Districts have serious needs, and this could help them address equity issues worsened by the virus. But as welcome as this money is, the state’s

Asbury Park News

BREAKING: Asbury Park Schools District on Complete Lock-Down After Principal’s Tweet

Update: All schools are now open. Asbury Park High School, the only school in the city where citizens can vote (today is Primary Day), is

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Murphy Says, ‘Okay, Maybe We Don’t Need Masks In Schools.’

New Jersey is enduring a heat wave. Teachers and students are sitting in classroom with temperatures of 90 degrees while wearing masks because the Governor’s

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Will Kids Need to Wear Masks in Schools in September? Murphy is Hedging His Bets as School Leaders Protest

If you’re a little confused by the “to-wear or not-to-wear” mask discussions, you’re not alone. Last Tuesday Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Morning Joe that