Remote Instruction

‘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…

2 weeks ago

Montclair Superintendent Asks All Families and Staff to Delay Travel Plans

Montclair Superintendent Jonathan Ponds has requested that families, caregivers, and district staff, regardless of vaccination status, delay all unavoidable travel.…

2 weeks ago

1,100 Toms River Students Are Stuck at Home While the Murphy Administration Ignores Pleas for Virtual Learning

Last week, by a vote of 6-3, the Bridgewater-Raritan School Board approved a resolution telling Gov. Phil Murphy to have…

3 weeks ago

No Mazel Tov for Chris Christie’s Brother, Who Hosts Son’s ‘Super-Spreader’ Bar Mitzvah

Predictably, transmission of COVID-19 is affecting schools' commitment to in-school instruction and Chris Christie's posh school district is no exception.…

4 weeks ago

Jersey Man Calls On Public To Join Act of Civil Disobedience to Protest Murphy’s In-School Mandates

Makarand Bidwai, a parent in the Princeton area, in this petition addressed to Gov. Phil Murphy, Acting Department of Education…

1 month ago

A Full COVID-19 Recovery Tomorrow Means Investing in Our Kids Today

Graig Weiss is the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies, a high-performing charter school network in Trenton.  For the last…

1 month ago

COMMENTARY: Three Guesses Why Murphy Won’t Listen To Parent Concerns About In-School Instruction

Seven months ago, before the Delta variant of COVID-19 reversed hard-won decreases in disease transmission, Gov. Phil Murphy issued a…

1 month ago

New Poll: Newark Parents Support Mask/Vaccine Mandates but Share ‘Widespread Concern’ About in-Person Learning

Project Ready, the Newark-based social justice and advocacy group, just released a new poll as Newark students return to in-person…

1 month ago

Newark Public Charter Schools Announce 2021-2022 Reopening ‘Compact’ To Guarantee Safety, High Expectations, and Transparency

As the new school year begins, Newark public charter schools just announced a collective COVID-19 safety pledge to parents, staff,…

1 month ago

COMMENTARY: With Ban on Remote Instruction, Murphy Misses a Political Opportunity and Jayden’s Family Pays the Price

Last week’s Star-Ledger had a heart-breaking story about the Almazan family of Wanaque, New Jersey. Eight-year-old Jayden is slated to…

1 month ago