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BREAKING: Murphy Cans State Board of Education Members Who Dare To Question His Administration’s Competence

It’s no secret that the stature of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Education Department has been diminished through missteps by Acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan and her high-level

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CHIRICHELLO: One Out of Four Eighth-Graders Has Considered Suicide. Here’s What We Have To Do Next.

Michael Chirichello has been a school superintendent, principal, teacher, and international consultant in urban and suburban school districts. He also served in higher education at

NJ DOE Opinion State

MATRISCIANO: Murphy’s Education Department Hoards Power in NJ’s Sex Ed Wars. Here’s How To Change That.

Vince Matrisciano is a certified Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Human Capitol Strategist. He has made a career of successfully engaging

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LILLEY: NJ101.5 Gets It Wrong About Healthcare Premium Hikes for Teachers: Property Taxpayers Will Pick Up the Tab

Unfortunately, a recent news story by NJ101.5 got it all wrong about an increase in teacher healthcare premiums.  We have nothing against NJ101.5, which usually does a good

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Bergen County Teacher Sues His School District Because ‘Jewish People’ Made Him a ‘Perfect Scapegoat’

Robert Welsh, a seventh-grade social studies teacher in Bergen County, is suing Woodcliff Lake Public Schools for indefinitely suspending him (with pay) last February and

COVID-19 Opinion

CHIRICHELLO: One Out of Four Eighth-Graders Has Considered Suicide. Here’s What We Have To Do Next.

Michael Chirichello has been a school superintendent, principal, teacher, and international consultant in urban and suburban school districts. He also served in higher education at

COVID-19 News State

New Jersey Parents: Step Up and Be Part of the Equation!

Those of us who follow education improvement efforts in America have heard all about the “science of literacy” and the desperate need for teachers trained

NJ DOE State

BREAKING: Murphy Cans State Board of Education Members Who Dare To Question His Administration’s Competence

It’s no secret that the stature of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Education Department has been diminished through missteps by Acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan and her high-level

Lakewood News

Lakewood’s Looming Fiscal Cliff (a Different One This Time)

It’s not often that I get a chance to browse through school board agendas but once in a while I take a poke at Lakewood

Newark News

KIPP Schools in Newark Celebrates Their Third-Grade Scholars!

This past Friday, KIPP Newark’s North 13th Street Campus celebrated the grand opening of its new playground. The guests of honor were the school’s third-grade

NJ DOE Opinion State

MATRISCIANO: Murphy’s Education Department Hoards Power in NJ’s Sex Ed Wars. Here’s How To Change That.

Vince Matrisciano is a certified Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Human Capitol Strategist. He has made a career of successfully engaging

State

Westfield Teacher Tenure Case Shows How The System Is Rigged Against Districts and Families

Four years ago the Westfield Board of Education filed tenure charges against Frank Fuzy, a third-grade teacher in the district. After much litigation–including Fuzy suing

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As Top Staffers Depart, Murphy’s Education Department is Strained, Understaffed, and Lacking ‘Institutional Knowledge’

Kevin Dehmer, a 16-year veteran and leader at the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education, handed in his resignation letter late last week. Politico got a

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Scharfenberger & Flynn: Governor Should Punish Criminals, Not School Districts That Don’t Want To Teach Sex Ed

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn (Monmouth – R’s) are demanding that Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education end the

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LILLEY: NJ101.5 Gets It Wrong About Healthcare Premium Hikes for Teachers: Property Taxpayers Will Pick Up the Tab

Unfortunately, a recent news story by NJ101.5 got it all wrong about an increase in teacher healthcare premiums.  We have nothing against NJ101.5, which usually does a good

Education on the Ballot State

Murphy (Sort Of) Eliminates Controversial Teacher Test

Late yesterday Gov. Phil Murphy issued a “conditional veto” for a bill, S-896/A-677, that would eliminate the teacher certification test called edTPA. In brief, he

Asbury Park News

Strictly Business, Says Asbury Park Superintendent. Someone Should Tell the Ex-Athletic Director

How far will Asbury Park Superintendent Rashawn Adams go with his vendetta against the district’s long-time Athletic Director Mark Gerbino, just two days ago demoted

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Jersey City Teacher/School Board Member: Both the State Education Department and The City Have Failed To Improve Our Schools

Yesterday Marilyn Roman published a very long analysis of the failings of New Jersey’s second largest school system. As a retired Jersey City educator, City

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NJ Assembly Acts To Keep Kids From Turning Into Adults Who Use Nyquil to Marinate Their Chicken

In other legislative education news on this busy Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee released a bill (full text below) that adds “information literacy”

News

NJ Assembly Will Try to Pass ‘Community Schools’ Bill With Wraparound Services

Today the New Jersey Assembly released a bill, NJ A1168, which would create a five-year pilot program of “community schools.” These schools provide not only

COVID-19 Newark

JAMES: The New Pandemic In Newark!

We have more than one pandemic in Newark. As if COVID’s not enough, we have an escalating disease of car-jacking, car theft, and violence, particularly

Asbury Park News

Asbury Park School Board President Issues a Fat ‘F**k Yourself’ As Staff Members Flee or Face the Axe

What is that image below? It’s a Facebook post from Carritta Cook, the President of the Asbury Park Board of Education. As such, it’s not

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Sen. Pennacchio Blasts Murphy’s Department of Education For Escalating Threats About Sex Ed Standards

Senator Joe Pennacchio blasted the Murphy administration’s escalating threats to school districts that refuse to implement controversial new sex education standards imposed by the State

COVID-19 News

The Source of Learning Loss Is a Rigid, Inequitable System That Puts Adults First; Next Steps

The Center for Reinventing Education (CRPE) is the go-to resource for K-12 education since the onset of the pandemic, collecting data and issuing analyses on

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