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Montclair Superintendent Surprises Everyone–Including the School Board–With 83 Staff Cuts

To the surprise of Montclair families, teachers, and support personnel, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds just announced that the district has issued 83 non-renewal letters—48 to paraprofessionals

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Newark High School Teacher Explains Why Students Are ‘Flagrantly Skipping Class’

In a no-holds-barred op-ed today, Newark history teacher Yvette Jordan explains why Newark district high school students have “have unconsciously initiated a general strike” due

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DEMINISKI: New Jersey’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Is a Gay Kid’s Worst Nightmare

Jeff Deminski is a talk show host on 101.5 where this first appeared. Some are calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill New Jersey edition.

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COMMENTARY: Yes, Murphy’s DOE Flunked Remote Learning But Let’s Not Get Carried Away

The new Rutgers paper, “Digital Divide, Critical and Crisis-Informatics Perspectives on K-12 Emergency Remote Teaching During the Pandemic,” is a valuable (if jargony) overview of

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DEMINISKI: New Jersey’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Is a Gay Kid’s Worst Nightmare

Jeff Deminski is a talk show host on 101.5 where this first appeared. Some are calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill New Jersey edition.

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COMMENTARY: Yes, Murphy’s DOE Flunked Remote Learning But Let’s Not Get Carried Away

The new Rutgers paper, “Digital Divide, Critical and Crisis-Informatics Perspectives on K-12 Emergency Remote Teaching During the Pandemic,” is a valuable (if jargony) overview of

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Murphy and Legislators Gave a Gift to NJEA That No One Knows About

In April 2018, two months before the U.S. Supreme Court released its Janus v. AFSCME ruling that said mandatory union dues were a violation of

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JERSEYCAN Launches Free Statewide Parent Training Advocacy Program

Parent Champions for Strong Schools to Provide Parents this Summer with Resources, Tools, Support, and Instruction to Become Strong Advocates within their Local Communities JerseyCAN,

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What Is the ‘Overlooked Secret’ at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School?

No matter the color of their skin, how much money their parents have, or whether their parents went to college, if provided with opportunities, kids

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VIDEO: Newark Superintendent Wants You To Send Your Kid To the 9th Worst School in New Jersey

In 2013, then-Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson was asked about Malcolm X Shabazz High School after an article in the Star-Ledger described how hallways were “choked

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New Jersey Public School Enrollment Takes a Hit: COVID-19 Restrictions or Birthrate?

According to recently released data from the New Jersey Department of Education, over the last two years enrollment in the state’s K-12 public school system

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Testa Will Introduce Bill To Let Parents Opt Out Of Districts With Mask Mandates

This is a press release. Senator Michael Testa will introduce legislation to allow parents to create a path to choose a different school district if

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LILLEY: NJ Is #1–At Least In School Closings and Remote Instruction

While the NJEA wants to claim that learning loss did not really occur, a new study by Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research sheds some much-needed light on

Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful? News State

Murphy’s 2020 Sop To Teacher Union Leaders Is Hurting School District Budgets and Taxpayers

When Gov. Phil Murphy signed  a new teacher health care law in 2020 called Chapter 44, leaders of the New Jersey Education Association celebrated but

Montclair News

Montclair Superintendent Surprises Everyone–Including the School Board–With 83 Staff Cuts

To the surprise of Montclair families, teachers, and support personnel, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds just announced that the district has issued 83 non-renewal letters—48 to paraprofessionals

Newark News

In Newark This Weekend: Free In-Person School Fair Will Help Families Choose the Best School For Their Children

My Schools Newark announced today that it will host a school fair this Saturday, May 21st, from 10am-2pm at Military Park. The fair will assist

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LILLEY: Deb Cornavaca, the NJEA, and Gov. Murphy Are One Revolving Door of Special-Interest Influence

Well, well, well, as night follows day, a NJEA political organizer cycles into the Murphy administration as a senior officer and then cycles right back

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Fifty Years After the Newark Teacher Strikes and Riots, Black Families Demand To Be Heard

In June 1972, the New Jersey Department of Education issued a report called “Teachers’ Strikes in Newark, 1964-1971.” The document includes a timeline that details

Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful? News

From NJEA to the Murphy’s Office and Back Again! Chief of Staff Gets a Promotion.

The New Jersey Education Association just announced the hiring of Deborah Cornavaca, currently Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Phil Murphy, as the union’s new

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Hopewell Valley Student Files Lawsuit Against District and Teacher For Multiple Sexual Assaults

Sara Stillitano, a 19-year-old high school senior, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Hopewell Valley Public Schools District (Mercer County) and Mark Amanti, her

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‘We Can’t Breathe’: Elizabeth City Community Members Assail District Leadership

At Elizabeth Board of Education’s public meeting last Thursday, racist social media posts by Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer’s husband weren’t the only sore spot.  During the

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‘We Need to Shift the Way We View Teachers,’ Says New Jersey Educator: Here’s Why

Robert Moore wrote this story for Honored, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping great teachers in the classroom and to inspiring a new generation of

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BREAKING: Chaos in Elizabeth As Community Calls Out Racism

Last night’s Elizabeth Board of Education meeting was raucous and chaotic, coming on the heels of explosive accusations by a former special education teacher.  Yet

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‘Doing Less Was Not an Option.’ How One New Jersey Charter School Kept Kids Learning No Matter What.

Note: Achievers Early College Prep is one of seven high-performing public charters with previously-approved expansions that the Murphy Administration’s Education Department recently reversed. Currently 90

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