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Midterms Prove Murphy Administration’s Fixation on Culture Wars Is a Losing Ticket

Between “Don’t Say Gay” in Florida and “Drag Queen Story-Telling” for New Jersey first-graders (featured at last week’s NJEA Convention: see photo above), you’d think

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LILLEY: JerseyCAN and Urban League of Essex County Organize a Forum on Learning Loss While Murphy, NJEA Remain AWOL

To the everlasting shame of Gov. Murphy and New Jersey’s largest teachers union, the NJEA, it has been left to two New Jersey non-profits, JerseyCan

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Wednesday’s Forum Will Highlight Murphy Administration’s Dishonesty About Student Learning Loss

Last month we reported New Jersey was one of nine states in the country that hadn’t released student test results from last spring’s standardized tests

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As Taxpayers, We Need To Pay Attention to Newark Before the State Does!

When I talk about how much money Newark Public Schools spends each year, people are surprised. How, they ask, can a district that serves 55,000

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What Is the Cost of the Murphy’s Administration’s Decision to Conceal Data on Student Learning Loss?

This is extraordinarily delayed. That’s Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz on the state Department of Education’s decision to delay releasing outcomes on last spring’s standardized

Lakewood News

U.S. Office of Civil Rights To Investigate Lakewood Schools’ Discrimination of Latino Student with Disabilities

NJ Education Report has received, through an anonymous source, a formal complaint against the Lakewood Public Schools (LPS). The complaint was filed with the U.S.

NJ DOE Opinion

LILLEY: JerseyCAN and Urban League of Essex County Organize a Forum on Learning Loss While Murphy, NJEA Remain AWOL

To the everlasting shame of Gov. Murphy and New Jersey’s largest teachers union, the NJEA, it has been left to two New Jersey non-profits, JerseyCan

Commentary COVID-19 News NJ DOE

Wednesday’s Forum Will Highlight Murphy Administration’s Dishonesty About Student Learning Loss

Last month we reported New Jersey was one of nine states in the country that hadn’t released student test results from last spring’s standardized tests

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Newark School Board Loses Its Battle To Force Teachers to Use Sick Days When Isolating From Covid–Plus, A Look Back

While Covid-19 was devastating schools, the Newark Board of Education decided to require teachers to use their sick days when they had to miss school

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How Did Anti-Sex Ed School Board Candidates Do in New Jersey? Answers Here.

Politico has analyzed the success of New Jersey school board candidates who espoused platforms decrying Covid-masking and vaccination policies and LGBTQ-inclusive student learning standards. The

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New Jersey Teachers Are Getting a Raw Deal From Their Union

According to a new report by Mike Lilley at the Sunlight Policy Center, New Jersey teachers’ enthusiasm and support for their union’s politicking has dropped

Newark Opinion

As Taxpayers, We Need To Pay Attention to Newark Before the State Does!

When I talk about how much money Newark Public Schools spends each year, people are surprised. How, they ask, can a district that serves 55,000

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JerseyCAN Fellowships Launch With Bipartisan Support From NJ Senators Gopal, O’Scalon, and Singleton

JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, recently launched two fellowship programs for parents and teachers looking to become

Newark News

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School Kicks off 2022 Shop Newark Campaign

High Performing Newark Charter Network Educating Over 2,000 Students Makes Annual Commitment To Support Local Newark & Minority-Owned Businesses this Holiday Season Great Oaks Legacy

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Chemistry Council of NJ’s Education Foundation Donates $20,000 To Support Trenton 9th Grade Academy’s Science Lab

The New Jersey Chemistry Council Education Foundation, which has raised more than $225,000 to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and the many

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Mt. Olive Superintendent’s Second Shift at Kean University Puts Student Teachers in a Bind

Mount Olive Superintendent Robert Zywicki was in the news last month when his school board put him on administrative leave and he threatened to file

Newark News

Newark Superintendent Promised to Fix the Chronic Absenteeism Problem. New Data Shows He Hasn’t.

More than half of our students were rarely absent at 50.7%. That’s Rochanda Jackson, executive director of Newark schools’ Office of Policy, Planning, Evaluation and

Asbury Park News

Asbury Park Lowers 64 Floor: Inside Info on New Grading Rules, Student Suspensions, and Special Education

NJ Education Report has received a trove of new information from Asbury Park, courtesy of inside sources who will remain anonymous due to fear of

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‘SOLD A STORY’: Please Drop Everything and Listen to This Podcast

Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D. is the author of “The Literacy Cookbook” and “Hit the Drum: An Insider’s Account of How the Charter School Idea Became a National Movement/

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Her Future is In the Hands of Murphy’s Education Department #LetMeLearn

In New Jersey, 20,000 students are on wait lists for public charter schools. Meanwhile, the Murphy Administration has reversed seven previously-approved expansions and approved only

Opinion

LILLEY: Hunterdon Teachers Decry Superintendent’s Decision to Cancel Learning For a Drag Queen Show

A friendly teacher sent Sunlight a copy of a letter written by a reportedly “large group” of Hunterdon Central Regional High School teachers (here’s the Hunterdon

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Murphy Administration Defends Elimination of School-Based Mental Health Services.

This is a press release. For counterpoint, see here.  After several weeks of public and stakeholder input, and in response to the youth mental health

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JerseyCAN’s Chief Calls Out Murphy’s Education Department For Withholding Student Test Data

In this 40-second video, JerseyCAN Executive Director Paula White explains why the Murphy Administration’s Education Department is hurting kids and families by refusing to release

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Newark Superintendent Is Advising School Board Members to Lie to the State

Just when you think Newark Public Schools District can’t get any more dysfunctional, another perversion pops up.  Example: today Chalkbeat reports that during October’s board

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