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This District Will Cram All State Sex Ed Standards Into Half-Hour On Last Day of School

East Hanover Superintendent Natalee Bartlett says she’s not “bucking” the new Student Learning Standards on health and physical education, just “loosely interpreting them.” That’s true.

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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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‘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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We Don’t Trust The State or Local School Boards To Get Sex Education Right. Is This the Answer?

More than half of Americans do not trust the federal government and don’t think it helps people like them, says a new survey from Partnership

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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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As Murphy ‘Relentlessly Assaults’ Charter Schools, Reviewers Take Note

The Center for Education Reform, a non-profit dedicated to expanding educational opportunities, just released its 2022 rankings of states’ charter school laws, finding that 14

Camden News

Camden Education Fund Leads Collaborative Celebration of Student Success

Last week the Camden Education Fund collaborated with Camden City, the traditional school district, and charter and renaissance schools to host Camden’s first CItywide College

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EXPLAINER: What Is the Charter Schools Program and Why Are Equity Advocates So Angry With Biden?

Today thousands of Americans are gathered in Washington D.C., protesting the Biden Administraton’s gutting of a 37-year law called the Charter School Program (CSP). Through

Newark News

Newark Mom Charges School Aide With Beating Her 7-Year-Old and Pushing Him Down a Flight of Stairs

Last month, say new charges, a teacher’s aide assigned to students with disabilities pushed a seven-year-old boy down a flight of stairs at Quitman School

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We Don’t Trust The State or Local School Boards To Get Sex Education Right. Is This the Answer?

More than half of Americans do not trust the federal government and don’t think it helps people like them, says a new survey from Partnership

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BOOKER: Support My Proposal To Raise Teacher Salaries, Especially Those Who Work in High-Poverty Schools

Cory Booker was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2013 and is serving his second term. He was Mayor of Newark from 2006-2013. My family’s

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Trenton City Council President Challenges Teacher Pay and Poor Schools

Many committee meetings become heated at times, with members vying for face time and soundbites. Then there’s Trenton City Council–one political insider describes it as

Opinion

Newark Public Charter Finds the Formula: Parent Engagement + Student Achievement = Success

Jamira Watkins, Cheryl McCants and Sonia Alleyne are members of Impact Consulting Enterprises. Roseville Community Charter School (RCC), located in Newark, N.J.’s north ward, recently

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NJ GOP Releases Proposal to Repeal Murphy Administration’s New Sex Ed Standards

Senator Holly Schepisi and Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho have introduced new legislation that would repeal controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey

News State

Special Education Teacher Accuses Elizabeth School District Leadership of ‘Horrific Acts’ Against Community

At last night’s public meeting of the Elizabeth Board of Education, former special education teacher Luann Breese charged school board members and Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer

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What Our Teachers Deserve: How To Keep New Jersey Teachers In Their Profession

Dr. Liz Brooke is Chief Learning Officer for Lexia Learning. She guides the pedagogical approach and research strategy for Lexia’s personalized literacy programs. While students have

Opinion

MCKENNA: Reclaiming Our Kids’ Mental Health, Or, Strange Times Call for Strange Parenting

Laura McKenna is an education writer based in New Jersey. You can find her at www.lauramckenna.com. This was originally published at Laura McKenna’s Newsletter, Apt. 11D. The mental

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NJ School-Building Agency Continues To Shell Out Taxpayer Money As Scandals Multiply

About three years ago, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA), which is responsible for building and maintaining facilities in Abbott districts (now called “SDA”

Opinion

WHITE: Hero Worship of Teachers is a Platitude So Here Are Two Ways To Show Your Appreciation

We’ve all had that friend who says they love us but never seem to be able to show up to pack for our big move,

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Sex Ed Wars Continue At Today’s State Board of Education Meeting

This morning the 13-member State Board of Education had a heated discussion about New Jersey’s health and physical education student learning standards, approved in June

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If Education Law Center Says the ‘DOE Is In Crisis,’ Something’s Really Wrong

At last week’s meeting of the State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, Acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan responded to questions about the new sexual education learning

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BREAKING: Four State Board of Education Members Demand Murphy Administration Re-Examine Sex Ed Standards

This is a letter, just released, from four members of the New Jersey State Board of Education, in anticipation of their public meeting tomorrow at

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