A Rumor is Circulating

that Dr. Aaron Graham, currently Executive County Superintendent in Bergen, will be appointed Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Education, replacing Willa Spicer.

DOE Strategic Blunder

It’s been a bad week for the NJ Department of Education. Acting Commissioner Rochelle Hendricks’ conspicuous absence at last week’s NJEA Convention produced volumes of

Logical Corollary

The Star-Ledger Editorial Board worries today that the recent surge in applications for new charter schools – a record 51 at last count — will

DOE Accepting Calculator Donations

The final number of students who failed to graduate is still not determined, officials conceded. That’s from NJ Spotlight’s report today on a new template

Redefining School Reform

Let’s start with something we can all agree with: some of NJ’s public schools are great and some stink. The worst schools are usually in

Call Me Bret

If nothing else, Bret Schundler’s testimony before the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee underscored the odds against New Jersey’s battle to provide equitable educational opportunities for

Charter, Shmarter

Lady Liberty Academy Charter School in Newark, a K-8 school with 456 kids (273 are on the waiting list), is the subject of a 4-page

Another Wireless Wrinkle

In the most detailed news report yet on Wireless Generation’s relationship with the NJ DOE, Asbury Park Press reports that former Gov. Corzine’s administration first

Things Fall Apart, The Center Cannot Hold

According to New Jersey Newsroom, the NJDOE missed a “self-imposed deadline” of 5 p.m. yesterday to turn over to Senator Barbara Buono documents related to

Is the Third Time the Charm?

Seven hours of Legislative hearings yesterday about New Jersey’s Race To The Top bonk resulted in old news: the Department of Education has smart people