New Jersey State Board of Education

‘If You Don’t Think This Is a Crisis Then I Don’t Know What Else Will Make It More Alarming’

“I am heartbroken, disappointed and outraged,” State Senator Teresa Ruiz, the outgoing chair of the Senate Education Committee who will…

6 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…

7 months ago

SCOOP: Murphy’s Ed Department Gives Up on Student Success After High School

Yesterday the State Board of Education convened to hear a presentation from the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education on the…

7 months ago

‘All Kids Back in School,’ Says Murphy–Except for Kids With Disabilities Because ‘That’s Too Hard’

Paul O’Neill is co-founder and senior fellow of the Center for Learner Equity. New Jersey’s rules are clear – remote learning…

9 months ago

Sorry, New Jersey History Buffs: New Report Says Our Course Content Is ‘Mediocre’

This week the Fordham Institute released a report called “The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in…

1 year ago

‘State of Emergency’ or ‘Not a Failure’? Dueling Takeaways on Learning Loss at State Board of Education Meeting

There was some dissension yesterday during the New Jersey State Board of Education meeting. Vice President Andy Mulvihill, upon hearing…

1 year ago

NJ State Board of Ed Member Andrew Mulvihill on the Ed. Dept.’s Pivot on Spring Testing

Last Wednesday, March 3, the New Jersey State Board of Education held its monthly Public Meeting. On the agenda was…

1 year ago

Paterson Public School District Regains Local Control

This release is courtesy of InsiderNJ. For context, among the 25,000 students in the district, the average math proficiency score is 17%…

1 year ago

Local Control Run Wild: How NJ’s Fragmented School System Foments Segregation

This post, by Tim Evans, analyzes the relationship between school district fragmentation and the role it may play in fostering…

1 year ago

Senate Democrats: New Bill Would Require Ed Dept. To Collect Data on Covid Learning Loss

Following the Department of Education’s announcement on statewide assessments and the issuing of the New Jersey Children’s Foundation report on…

2 years ago