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First Reactions to Gov. Murphy’s 2022 Plan for State School Aid

This afternoon Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his 2022 Budget Address. Below are some education-relevant notes, reactions from insiders, and the pre-K-12th grade education section of

Opinion

Opinion State

NJEducationAid: New Jersey Policy Perspective’s Fictions on NJ’s Outmigration

There is a lot of room to argue about the causes of NJ’s high rate of domestic outmigration.  Reasonable people can disagree about what role

Opinion State

Choosing the Best New Jersey Private School for Children with Special Needs

Julie Mower is Executive Director of The Phoenix Center, an accredited non-profit, private school that serves nearly 140 students ages 5-21 with autism, multiple disabilities,

Camden News Opinion

Here’s What Mark Weber Gets Wrong About Camden Charter Schools’ Impact on Teacher Diversity

Mark Weber may have anticipated feeling a trifle abashed after this week’s publication of  a data-driven apolitical analysis he wrote for the Fordham Institute. In

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COVID-19 Opinion

RICCARDS: Biden Administration Boldly Declares Importance of Measuring Academic Impact of Pandemic Year

Rest easy, Garden State. The Biden Administration and its U.S. Department of Education has now made the tough decision for us. The decision no one

COVID-19 News

South Orange-Maplewood Parents Rally Against Teachers Union’s Refusal To Teach In-Person

A group of 11 parents from the South Orange-Maplewood schools is suing the district for remaining all-remote despite low Covid-19 infection rates. Yesterday a crowd

News State

Sneak-Peak at Murphy’s School Budget Proposal!

Tomorrow Gov. Phil Murphy will propose a 2022 budget that includes an additional $578 million in school aid, according to a scoop by Carly Sitrin

News State

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Encourage District Consolidation and Lower Property Taxes

This is a press release from New Jersey State Senators Steve Sweeney, Vin Gopal, and Declan O’Scanlon, who just introduced bipartisan legislation intended to incentivize

State

Explainer: How Are Schools Funded in New Jersey, and Why Are My Property Taxes So High?

New Jerseyans love to complain about their property taxes —with some justification. According to WalletHub, we pay the highest property taxes in the country, with

State

All Eyes on Murphy’s School Aid Proposal in 2022 Budget Address

Tuesday at 1 pm, Gov. Phil Murphy will deliver his 2022 Budget Address (prerecorded and streamed on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube instead of its typical

COVID-19 News State

State Public Charter School Association President Commends Gov. Murphy’s ‘Commonsense Approach’ to Learning Loss

New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association President and CEO Harry Lee issued the following statement reacting to Governor Murphy’s announcement about State learning loss initiatives,

Newark

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh-Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy

COVID-19 News State

Chris Christie Says the CDC School Reopening Guidance Was Unfairly Influenced by Teacher Union Leaders

Follow the science. That was Joe Biden’s promise to the American people—until Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers disagreed. That’s the opening line

News NJ DOE State

New Jersey Gets Low Marks for Charter School Law

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools just issued its 2021 ranking of state charter school laws. New Jersey’s charter school law, passed in 1995

COVID-19 News State

Groups Urge Governor Murphy to Prioritize Programs Alleviating Learning Loss

Yesterday more than 15 groups, comprised of education advocates, business associations, parents, and teachers, joined in urging Governor Murphy to prioritize the creation of statewide

Opinion State

NJEducationAid: New Jersey Policy Perspective’s Fictions on NJ’s Outmigration

There is a lot of room to argue about the causes of NJ’s high rate of domestic outmigration.  Reasonable people can disagree about what role

COVID-19 State

NJ School Boards Association Explains How To Reopen School While Integrating the “New Normal”

Last week at a virtual meeting with the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Public Schools, New Jersey School Boards Association staff testified on how

Camden NJ DOE

Camden Union President Flouts DOE Commissioner’s Request for Respect

Recently I published a piece about Camden Union President Keith Benson’s and Camden Superintendent Katrina McCombs’ meeting with New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Angelica

Newark News

Superintendent León’s ‘Flimsy’ and ‘Hostile’ Attack on Newark Public Charter Schools

NJ Education Report isn’t the only platform criticizing Newark Superintendent Roger León’s not-so-subtle attack on the city’s charter school sector, regarded as the best in

Opinion State

Choosing the Best New Jersey Private School for Children with Special Needs

Julie Mower is Executive Director of The Phoenix Center, an accredited non-profit, private school that serves nearly 140 students ages 5-21 with autism, multiple disabilities,

Asbury Park News NJ DOE

Is the Captain of Asbury Park Schools Abandoning the Ship? Rumors of Sancha Gray’s Departure and Why You Should Care

According to inside sources who will remain anonymous, Asbury Park Superintendent Sancha Gray is on the verge of leaving her position, which she has held

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Court Rules in Favor of Montclair Teachers Union; Experts Beg to Differ

Essex County Superior Judge James Paganelli has just ruled in favor of the Montclair Education Association, which is challenging the Montclair Board of Education’s lawsuit

COVID-19 News State

State Legislature Divided on Whether To Waive Spring Standardized Testing

There’s a rift in the State Legislature: Two Assemblywomen, Pamela Lampitt and Mila Jasey, will introduce a bill next week that would require the New

Camden News Opinion

Here’s What Mark Weber Gets Wrong About Camden Charter Schools’ Impact on Teacher Diversity

Mark Weber may have anticipated feeling a trifle abashed after this week’s publication of  a data-driven apolitical analysis he wrote for the Fordham Institute. In