Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA)

GOODMAN: High-Stakes Tests Don’t Help Students Learn. Why Don’t We Try This New Model Instead?

Ten years ago Robert Goodman, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL), wrote a…

6 months ago

How Do New Jersey Schools Rate Through an ‘Equity Lens’? Not As Well As You’d Think.

Education Trust, a nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income…

9 months ago

ANALYSIS: NJ Ed Department’s Proposal for Dumbed-Down Tests Is 64 Floor Redux

Two years ago, under the leadership of Phil Murphy's Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet, the State Board of Education voted 12-1…

12 months ago

EXPLAINER: That $2.6 Billion Pandemic Relief Money for NJ Schools is Driven by Title 1. So What Is Title I?

When national politicians and lobbyists argue we should spend more money on K-12 education, they’re almost always talking about increasing…

1 year ago

EXPLAINER: What Are Standardized Tests and Why Do We Need Them?

Few education topics get parents, teachers, and school leaders more riled up than discussions about using results from student tests…

1 year ago

National Disability Advocates: If Biden's Transition Team Cares About Equity and Access, It Won't Choose Eskelsen Garcia as Education Secretary

This is the full copy of a letter sent yesterday to the Biden/Harris transition team from national advocates for students…

2 years ago

It's Every Student Succeeds Act’s Fifth Anniversary But There's Nothing to Celebrate

Five years ago TikTok, the video-sharing social networking platform, didn’t even exist. Today, the New York Times reports that over one-third of…

2 years ago