English Language Arts (ELA)

New Data Shows What Schools Must Do For Kids Far Behind in Reading and Math

About 58% of the students we looked at in K-8 are about 1 to 3 years behind in reading. About…

4 months ago

‘We Need to Shift the Way We View Teachers,’ Says New Jersey Educator: Here’s Why

Robert Moore wrote this story for Honored, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping great teachers in the classroom and to…

7 months ago

COMMENTARY: Is This School Really a Remedy For NJ’s Intensely-Segregated School System?

Yesterday the New Jersey Monitor had a fine piece on the Garden State's long struggle to integrate schools, currently the…

7 months ago

MILLER: New Organization Aims to Improve Reading Instruction in New Jersey

Susan Miller is the Assistant Director of the Robinowitz Education Center, a NJ certified LDT-C, certified Dyslexia Therapist, and teacher…

2 years ago

New Report Grades New Jersey’s Teacher Prep, Evaluation, and Pay Policies

As we head into the final term of the 2020-2021 school year (and kick its butt on the way out…

2 years ago

New Newark Student Learning Data: All Newark Students Rise, With Variations Among Charter, Magnet, and District

Today Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released an analysis of student academic performance in all Newark…

2 years ago

Many NJ Students Need ‘Strong Support’ To Recover From Pandemic Learning Loss

Last Fall the New Jersey Department of Education offered  "Start Strong" assessments to all school districts. The DOE described these…

2 years ago

Meet Chika OgbuokIrI, Seventh Grade Poet at Camden’s KIPP Lanning Square Middle School!

Chika OgbuokIrI is a seventh grader at KIPP Lanning Square Middle School in Camden. Yet another Poet Laureate in the…

2 years ago

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh-Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration,…

2 years ago

RICCARDS: 48 U.S. States Teach Reading More Effectively Than New Jersey

“Follow the science.” For nearly a year now, that has been the mantra governing all decisions regarding New Jersey’s public…

2 years ago