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South Orange-Maplewood Rushes to Enact Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions. What’s Really Going On?

Last night, four hours into the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education public meeting, President Thair Joshua introduced an “urgent” resolution that had not been on

Opinion

Opinion

In Contrast to NJ Policy Perspective, NJ Ed Report Provides a Fair and Data-Driven Look at State Education Spending

[Editor’s note: The analysis Sunlight refers to, “Let’s Talk About NJ’s Education Spending Accurately,” was written by guest contributor New Jersey Education Aid.] Sunlight Policy

Opinion State

Let’s Talk about NJ’s Education Spending Accurately

(And Does NJ Neglect Non-Education Spending?) When New Jerseyans talk about New Jersey’s education spending, there is a widespread assumption that New Jersey’s per pupil

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Nikole Hannah-Jones Needs a History Lesson on School Choice

Why do “school choice” advocates never advocate eliminating school district boundaries/funding schools by local property tax and allowing poor, Black students to attend white, wealthy

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Newark News

Newark Teacher Union President Tells Black School Board Member She ‘Cannot Serve Two Masters’

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas is a Newark School Board member with a remarkable history. At the ripe old age of 23, this life-long Newarker has founded and

Opinion State

Let’s Talk about NJ’s Education Spending Accurately

(And Does NJ Neglect Non-Education Spending?) When New Jerseyans talk about New Jersey’s education spending, there is a widespread assumption that New Jersey’s per pupil

News

South Orange-Maplewood Rushes to Enact Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions. What’s Really Going On?

Last night, four hours into the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education public meeting, President Thair Joshua introduced an “urgent” resolution that had not been on

COVID-19 News State

BREAKING: New Jersey Parent Files Lawsuit Re: Murphy’s ‘Tone-Deaf’ and ‘Talent-Blind’ Response to Parents Seeking Virtual Choice

Last week New Jersey resident Makarand Bidwai filed a Public Interest lawsuit* against Gov. Phil Murphy in the civil division of the State Supreme Court.

COVID-19 News

Masks On, Jabs In: Murphy’s School Vaccine Mandate Starts Today

“We’re going in the right direction but we’re not there yet,” was the message from the Governor’s Office today, October 18th, the first day a

COVID-19 News

NJ Mom on In-School Mandate: ‘Murphy Promised to Protect Us and Then He Threw Our Kids Under the Bus’

Deanna Nye is a mom of three in Bridgewater and her two sons have Individualized Education Plan (IEP’s, or individualized annual academic goals and services

COVID-19 Newark News

Newark Father and Political Hopeful Launches Petition Demanding Newark Shares Plan for Federal Spending

Oscar James of Newark Truth has launched a campaign demanding that Newark City Public Schools reveal its plans for spending $282 million in federal stimulus

Education on the Ballot News

Did NJEA Sponsor the Murphy-Ciattarelli Debate or Not?

At Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate between incumbent Phil Murphy and challenger Jack Ciattarelli, those in attendance and those watching remotely repeatedly saw a familiar symbol:

Asbury Park COVID-19 News

Live From Asbury Park: More Internal Emails As Class Size Reaches 36 Students

In this set of email correspondence (see the first set here), John Napolitani, President of the Asbury Park Education Association (APEA), and Sheron Jones-Ward, Human

Newark News

Newark Families: ‘This Lunch Sh*t is Not Even Cooked and It’s Cold’

A lot of kids at school don’t eat lunch because it’s not good. It’s times where it’s so bad you just don’t eat all day.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Nikole Hannah-Jones Needs a History Lesson on School Choice

Why do “school choice” advocates never advocate eliminating school district boundaries/funding schools by local property tax and allowing poor, Black students to attend white, wealthy

News

Did the Teacher in South Orange-Maplewood Really Pull the Student’s Hijab Off?

After countless stories from the likes of the Patch, the Jerusalem Post, and NBC, as well as social media sites Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it

Education on the Ballot News

Education Highlights From Last Night’s Murphy-Ciattarelli Debate

Tuesday evening incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy and challenger Jack Ciattarelii duked it out at Rowan University at Glassboro for their second and final debate before

COVID-19 Opinion

New Jersey Parent Begs Murphy To Permit Option of Virtual Learning During Pandemic

Anamika Roy-Choudhury lives in Bridgewater and has two children in public district schools. She is a member of a large group of New Jersey parents

Education on the Ballot News

Ciatterelli Calls for Accountability in Lakewood Re: Lawyer’s $1 Million Annual Compensation

You’ve got to hand it to GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli: he didn’t pull a Murphy. When asked for his opinion about Lakewood district attorney

Asbury Park COVID-19 News

Internal Emails: Asbury Park Acting Superintendent Berates Teacher Union President, Plus Where’s That $22 Million Going?

Below are six emails between Asbury Park Acting Superintendent Rashawn Adams and Asbury Park Education President John Napolitani, which I received from four  sources on

COVID-19 News

Jersey Jazzman’s District Makes ‘Disgusting’ Headlines!

Mark Weber (aka Jersey Jazzman) loves to write about low-income students of color in New Jersey and how their academic trajectory is hurt by efforts

Opinion

LILLEY: Sorry, Guys: It’s Not ‘Reparations’ If the Extra Money Goes to White Teachers

History has taught me that the New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) duo of Mark “Jersey Jazzman” Weber and Bruce Baker can be relied on for

COVID-19 News

Murphy Announces New School Mandate For Reporting COVID Cases

Gov. Phil Murphy announced yesterday that the state Department of Health will order all schools to provide weekly reports with data on infections among staff

Lakewood News

Lakewood Lawyer Gets $3 Million in Pay-Outs Over Four Years and Murphy Says He Has ‘No Insight’

It’s not often that I get the opportunity to agree with Education Law Center so today’s a red-letter day. Here’s Executive Director David Sciarra speaking

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