COVID-19 News State
BREAKING: Murphy Extends School Mask Mandate For 30 Days

One hour ago Gov. Phil Murphy reinstated a Public Health Emergency “to ensure that the State is able to respond to the continued threat of

Opinion

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This Mom Is Fighting the History of Corruption in Elizabeth Public Schools

We’ve been marginalized. We don’t matter. We are the leftovers. That’s Maria Lorenz, mother of Juan and Pablo (not their real names) who are classified

COVID-19 Newark Opinion

JAMES: More Remote Learning But Still No Plan For Newark’s Children

While it is not a very happy time for many of us right now, I do want to begin with wishing everyone a Happy New

COVID-19 Newark News Opinion

Newark Union President Would Trade ‘Entire City’ For ‘One Single Teacher Aid’

Here’s Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon in Sunday’s New York Times explaining why Newark’s 37,000 district students should continue learning remotely because the Covid-19

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Help Us Serve Your Education News Needs! Three Minutes of Your Time?

Dear readers, When we launched New Jersey Education Report last February, we didn’t know what to expect: Were there enough education news fiends and advocates

Commentary NJ DOE State

This Mom Is Fighting the History of Corruption in Elizabeth Public Schools

We’ve been marginalized. We don’t matter. We are the leftovers. That’s Maria Lorenz, mother of Juan and Pablo (not their real names) who are classified

News State

Verdicts on Murphy’s Inauguration Speech in the ‘Opportunity State,’ Plus Edu-Nuggets

Yesterday morning at the War Memorial in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov. Sheila Murphy were sworn in for their second terms. Gov. Murphy’s

Explainers State

EXPLAINER: What Is an IEP and How to Make Sure Your Child’s Needs Are Met

If you have a child with disabilities like me, you’re not alone: According to the latest data, over 7 million American schoolchildren — 14% of

COVID-19 News State

COMMENTARY: Murphy Is Rigid on Remote Instruction But Parents Rally For Change

Back in September Governor Murphy announced that all students would be back in school full-time, in-person and that parents “will not be enabled to broad

Newark News

Newark School Board President On Rampant Violence at High School: ‘It’s Some Fights’

Earlier this week Chalkbeat-Newark published an exposé of the district’s dysfunctional Malcolm X Shabazz High School, where violence is so rampant that parents are afraid

Lakewood News

Lakewood Municipal Gov’t Is Using COVID Emergency Funds To Reimburse Parents for Yeshiva Tuition. Is This Kosher?

Here’s a creative use of federal emergency funds intended to address learning loss suffered by low-income students during pandemic-induced school closures: Lakewood Township is offering

COVID-19 Newark News

New Newark Poll: Voters Strongly Support Charters But Many Think Education in Newark Is On the ‘Wrong Track’

Every year for the past three years New Jersey Children’s Foundation* has commissioned the progressive polling firm Change Research to measure the opinions of registered

Newark News

ANALYSIS: Newark Superintendent León Crosses the Line As He Promotes A School Fraught With Violence

Ready for your dose of cognitive dissonance? Yesterday at 10:39 am  Chalkbeat published an exposé of Newark’s Malcolm X Shabazz High School, describing the school’s continual

COVID-19 News State

BREAKING: Murphy Extends School Mask Mandate For 30 Days

One hour ago Gov. Phil Murphy reinstated a Public Health Emergency “to ensure that the State is able to respond to the continued threat of

COVID-19 Newark Opinion

JAMES: More Remote Learning But Still No Plan For Newark’s Children

While it is not a very happy time for many of us right now, I do want to begin with wishing everyone a Happy New

COVID-19 State

BREAKING: Murphy Will Extend In-School Mask Mandate, Despite Legislature’s Opposition

Today the State Legislature, in the last day of this legislative session, declined to extend Gov. Phil Murphy’s in-school mask mandate for the additional 90

COVID-19 Newark News Opinion

Newark Union President Would Trade ‘Entire City’ For ‘One Single Teacher Aid’

Here’s Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon in Sunday’s New York Times explaining why Newark’s 37,000 district students should continue learning remotely because the Covid-19

COVID-19 News NJ DOE

Murphy’s Education Commissioner on Her Way Out?

Update: Score one up for Politico, one down for North Jersey Media. Today Carly Sitrin reports that Murphy will renominate Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan

COVID-19 News NJ DOE State

Jersey Media Heats Up With the ‘Crisis’ Within Murphy’s Department of Education

There’s plenty to complain about New Jersey’s “media desert,” sandwiched as we are between those two behemoths New York City and Philadelphia,  but let’s give

Brightbeam Network Opinion

WRIGHT: A Year After the Capitol Insurrection It’s Unclear Whether We Have Woken Up a Changed Nation

Zach Wright, a New Jersey resident, is an assistant professor of practice at Relay Graduate School of Education serving Philadelphia and Camden. Prior to that,

COVID-19 News State

State Supreme Court: The Murphy Administration Didn’t Bother So We’ll Do It Ourselves

This is a press release from Education Law Center, which represents the plaintiffs who want the Murphy Administration to fully fund all building renovations and

Opinion

First-Gen Rutgers Grad Has Five Tips on Mentorship: First, It Takes a Village

Andrej Gjorgiev is a first-generation immigrant and graduate of Rutgers University-Newark’s Class of 2021. He is currently a Program Manager of Workforce Development at Braven.

COVID-19 NJ DOE State

‘If You Don’t Think This Is a Crisis Then I Don’t Know What Else Will Make It More Alarming’

“I am heartbroken, disappointed and outraged,” State Senator Teresa Ruiz, the outgoing chair of the Senate Education Committee who will become the new Senate Majority

COVID-19 Newark News

Newark Teachers and Students Confront ‘Low Morale’ and ‘Extreme Frustration’ With Return to Remote Instruction

From Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon: I hear your calls for clarity, and I am giving it to you now. All staff will remain

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