Covid Testing

Governor Murphy Announces Independent Review of State’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Murphy today announced the beginning of an independent review of the State’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the…

4 days ago

Newark School Board Loses Its Battle To Force Teachers to Use Sick Days When Isolating From Covid–Plus, A Look Back

While Covid-19 was devastating schools, the Newark Board of Education decided to require teachers to use their sick days when…

6 days ago

Formal Statement from Murphy On Cancellation of COVID Testing Mandate

 Following recent updates to COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in advance of the upcoming school year,…

4 months ago

Murphy Will End Weekly Testing in Schools for Unvaccinated Staff

Update: Gov. Murphy just issued the Executive Order. Full text here. In accord with the Centers for Disease Control's new…

4 months ago

Sen. Corrado Demands Murphy End Mandatory COVID Testing for Unvaccinated School Staff

(This is a press release.) Senator Kristin Corrado today called on Governor Murphy to end his executive order that requires…

4 months ago

McKENNA: School Shutdowns Hurt Kids and We Owe Them More Than They’re Getting

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…

4 months ago

Here’s Why It’s Time For New Jersey Legislators to Finally Pass a Voucher Bill

The ramifications of this pandemic will take years to unpack but here’s one thing we know for sure: support for…

5 months ago

Newark Will Spend Only 5% Of COVID Funds on Tutoring Students

Newark Public Schools has revealed how they're spending the $182 million in the last phase of federal emergency funds intended…

8 months ago

Murphy ‘Suggests’ New Mask Rules for Schools

Yesterday the Murphy Administration released new guidelines for mask-wearing in schools as the mask mandate is lifted on March 7th.…

9 months ago

COMMENTARY: This Is What Murphy Is Getting Wrong About COVID and Schools

Here we go again. As the list of shuttered New Jersey school districts grows, Governor Phil Murphy remains on mute,…

11 months ago