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Asbury Park Students Bring Weapons to School and, Once Again, Leaders Cover It Up

Last Tuesday, September 14th, Asbury Park High School students and staff were ordered into an AED lockdown for about 45 minutes, a procedure used when

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COVID-19 Opinion

Jersey Man Calls On Public To Join Act of Civil Disobedience to Protest Murphy’s In-School Mandates

Makarand Bidwai, a parent in the Princeton area, in this petition addressed to Gov. Phil Murphy, Acting Department of Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan, and cc’d

COVID-19 Opinion

A Full COVID-19 Recovery Tomorrow Means Investing in Our Kids Today

Graig Weiss is the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies, a high-performing charter school network in Trenton.  For the last year and half, we have

Commentary Education on the Ballot

COMMENTARY: Three Guesses Why Murphy Won’t Listen To Parent Concerns About In-School Instruction

Seven months ago, before the Delta variant of COVID-19 reversed hard-won decreases in disease transmission, Gov. Phil Murphy issued a mandate that “all students will

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Asbury Park News

Asbury Park Students Bring Weapons to School and, Once Again, Leaders Cover It Up

Last Tuesday, September 14th, Asbury Park High School students and staff were ordered into an AED lockdown for about 45 minutes, a procedure used when

Asbury Park News

BREAKING: Asbury Park Principal, a Hero to the Community, Resigns From the District He Called a ‘Crime Syndicate’

Late Friday Reginald Mirthil, the principal of Asbury Park Schools District’s Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, handed in his resignation letter. Mirthil is well-known in Asbury

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What’s Another $6 Billion a Year in State School Spending for New Jersey Taxpayers?

Bruce Baker and Mark Weber have another paper out at New Jersey Policy Perspective where they report (accurately) that systemic, structural racism disadvantages students of

Newark News

University Heights Charter School Opens New Facility in Downtown Newark

University Heights Charter School (UHCS) has just announced that it is relocating its Junior High School and Central Office to a renovated Downtown Newark, NJ

COVID-19 Opinion

Jersey Man Calls On Public To Join Act of Civil Disobedience to Protest Murphy’s In-School Mandates

Makarand Bidwai, a parent in the Princeton area, in this petition addressed to Gov. Phil Murphy, Acting Department of Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan, and cc’d

COVID-19 Opinion

A Full COVID-19 Recovery Tomorrow Means Investing in Our Kids Today

Graig Weiss is the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies, a high-performing charter school network in Trenton.  For the last year and half, we have

Commentary Education on the Ballot

COMMENTARY: Three Guesses Why Murphy Won’t Listen To Parent Concerns About In-School Instruction

Seven months ago, before the Delta variant of COVID-19 reversed hard-won decreases in disease transmission, Gov. Phil Murphy issued a mandate that “all students will

Commentary COVID-19

ANSWERED: How Can You Keep Your Kids on Track During COVID?

As children return to school after an unprecedented year of learning disruption, we face huge challenges in getting students back on track. While some parents

COVID-19 Newark News

New Poll: Newark Parents Support Mask/Vaccine Mandates but Share ‘Widespread Concern’ About in-Person Learning

Project Ready, the Newark-based social justice and advocacy group, just released a new poll as Newark students return to in-person instruction. This poll asked 300

Asbury Park News

Asbury Park Acting Superintendent and Teacher Union President Respond to NJ Education Report Article

Late last week Asbury Park Schools District Acting Superintendent Dr. Rashawn Adams posted on Twitter and Instagram a response to a NJ Education Report article

News State

New Analysis: Murphy’s $7 Billion Pension Contribution Aside, NJ Teachers Are Still Getting Cheated

According to a new analysis from Bellwether, New Jersey’s teacher pension system, the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), is in just about the worst

COVID-19 State

Two Corrections to New Jersey Teachers Union President Sean Spiller’s Op-Ed

Sean Spiller, newly-coronated president of the New Jersey Education Association, had an opinion piece in the Star-Ledger Monday exulting in his conclusion that NJ teachers,

Asbury Park News

BREAKING: Asbury Park District’s First Day Classified as a ‘Shitshow’

Asbury Park Public Schools District opened today for students—teachers started Tuesday–and sources tell me that much was awry under the leadership of newly-appointed superintendent Rashawn

COVID-19 Newark News

Newark Public Charter Schools Announce 2021-2022 Reopening ‘Compact’ To Guarantee Safety, High Expectations, and Transparency

As the new school year begins, Newark public charter schools just announced a collective COVID-19 safety pledge to parents, staff, and the greater community. This

Opinion

LILLEY: NJEA Leaders Get Desperate as New Jersey Teachers Look To Opt Out Before Tomorrow’s Deadline

Well, it looks like Sunlight’s campaign to inform New Jersey teachers of their 1st Amendment rights has hit a nerve.  It appears that the NJEA

Commentary COVID-19 Education on the Ballot

COMMENTARY: With Ban on Remote Instruction, Murphy Misses a Political Opportunity and Jayden’s Family Pays the Price

Last week’s Star-Ledger had a heart-breaking story about the Almazan family of Wanaque, New Jersey. Eight-year-old Jayden is slated to start school tomorrow but his

COVID-19 News NJ DOE

SCOOP: NJ Education Department Persuades State Board to Continue Remote Therapies for Students With Disabilities

This morning at the New Jersey State Board of Education meeting, the Department of Education formally asked Board members to allow districts to continue to

COVID-19 Newark Opinion

Don’t Worry Newark, Nothing Has Changed…. And I Sure Ain’t Done!

As many of you may remember, I started this blog for really one reason — like so many other Newark parents during COVID, I could

Education on the Ballot News

Murphy Says Only ‘Dramatic Outbreak’ Will Get Him to Soften Stance on Remote Instruction

At Phil Murphy’s press briefing Wednesday (where questions focused on gubernatorial challenger Jack Ciatarelli’s claim that Murphy tolerated a “frat-boy” culture during the 2017 campaign

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Local Union Places a Coffin With an Image of a Dead Body in Front of This Elementary School

Children arriving for their second day of school at Lincoln Elementary School in Edison were greeted by a funeral casket draped with an image of

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