Opinion

Commentary from New Jersey Education Report’s editors, contributors and guest writers.

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…

6 days ago

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…

7 days ago

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…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks ago

New Jersey, It’s Time To Thank Isaac Abankwa

Isaac Abankwa is a teacher, grade level chair for enrichment, and a teacher coach at KIPP Upper Roseville Academy. According…

2 weeks ago

Youth Advocacy Group Hits Back At NJ Republican ‘Crusade’ Against New Sex Education Standards

This is a statement from Debra Hauser, President of  Advocates for Youth, regarding the backlash to the Murphy Administration’s revision…

2 weeks ago

MCKENNA: As School Problems Mount and Staff Shortages Persist, Parents Are Pissed

Laura McKenna is an education writer based in New Jersey. You can find her at www.lauramckenna.com. This was originally published at Laura…

3 weeks ago

EL-MEKKI: Recruiting Black Teachers Into A Burning Schoolhouse Won’t Help To Retain Them

Sharif El-Mekki is the founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. He is a former principal of…

3 weeks ago

Forget Bruno. We Need to Talk About Shakespeare.

Lisa Hollenbach is Senior Digital Manager for brightbeam. She has also developed digital and content strategy for Teaching Channel and…

3 weeks ago

REILLY: Teachers Are Stuck in a ‘Survival Mindset’: Here’s How to Help

John Reilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director For Thrive Alliance Group. After two years of disruption, fear…

3 weeks ago