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Middletown School Board Calls Education Department’s Bluff on Sex Education

According to the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education, in September all New Jersey public schools must adhere to the new Student Learning Standards in Health

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CIATTARELLI: When Is the Right TIme For Our Youngest Students To Learn About Sex?

When it comes to sex education for our youngest students, what is age-appropriate and what is not? It’s a question a lot of New Jersey

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BREAKING: The New Jersey Sex Ed Wars Aren’t Really About Sex

Anyone reading New Jersey media this morning–or, in fact, most days for the past couple of months—could be forgiven for thinking we’re all obsessed with

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State Teachers Union: Special Interest Groups Are Spreading Lies About New Sex Education Standards

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Middletown School Board Calls Education Department’s Bluff on Sex Education

According to the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education, in September all New Jersey public schools must adhere to the new Student Learning Standards in Health

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Murphy Signs Law Requiring NJ Public Schools to Immediately Develop Threat Assessment Teams

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Trenton School Board Sues City Council President For Refusing to Approve Budget

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CIATTARELLI: When Is the Right TIme For Our Youngest Students To Learn About Sex?

When it comes to sex education for our youngest students, what is age-appropriate and what is not? It’s a question a lot of New Jersey

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BREAKING: The New Jersey Sex Ed Wars Aren’t Really About Sex

Anyone reading New Jersey media this morning–or, in fact, most days for the past couple of months—could be forgiven for thinking we’re all obsessed with

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Trenton City Council President Is Holding 18,000 Children Hostage

For the last month Trenton City Council President Kathy McBride has been refusing to allow the City Council to approve the school district budget because

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SNOWFLACK: School Board Meetings Are War Zones Fueled By Conservatives Angry Over ‘Woke’ Lesson Plans

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Five Reasons the NJ Education Department Made the Right Call!

There’s been a fair amount of blowback to the New Jersey State Education Department’s mandate that this fall schools administer the Start Strong standardized tests,

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Charter Advocates Applaud US Senate Support for ‘Innovative Student-Centered Public Schools’

Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, issues the following statement on the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations’

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What Do New Education Proposed Laws Mean For NJ Kids and Families?

The New Jersey State Legislature’s billing machine continues to grind on, including multiple education proposals that would affect your children’s schooling. Courtesy of the Burlington

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LILLEY: NJEA Executive Director Steve Swetsky (Very Quietly) Is Out After Less Than Three Years

(Update: NJEA just removed the job posting for a new executive director.) Sunlight was surprised to learn that the NJEA is seeking a new executive

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Last-Minute DOE Decision Hurts Newark Students and Families

University Heights Charter School (UHCS) has served public school students in Newark for 16 years. UHCS, which partners with Bethany Baptist Church, one of the

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