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NJ Assembly Members To Murphy’s Ed Department: What’s the Plan? Our Kids Can’t Wait.

Yesterday the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee held a hearing on Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed $48.9 billion budget and, at…

4 months ago

With Friends Like Biden and Murphy, Who Needs Enemies?

Last week Newark Public Schools District reported the alarming news that, based on results from internal assessments, only 6% of…

4 months ago

LILLEY: NJEA Leaders Are Trying To Pretend COVID Learning Loss Didn’t Happen and That’s Hurting Kids

In an article entitled “In-Person Classes Boost Test Scores,” the Wall Street Journal reports that American students are scoring lower on reading and…

4 months ago

Why Isn’t the Murphy Administration Taking Student Math Loss Seriously?

Imagine that you go in for your annual medical bloodwork and something alarming turns up: say, your platelets are through…

6 months ago

JerseyCAN & NJ Teachers Join Together To Provide Recommendations and Advice for New Jersey Parents

JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, announced today a series of short video interstitials…

6 months ago

JerseyCAN–Once Again–Fills the Vacuum Left By Murphy Administration’s Education Department

Yesterday the Star-Ledger published a long interview with Patricia Morgan, executive director of the education policy watchdog group JerseyCAN and…

7 months ago

If You’re A Rich White Kid in NJ, Don’t Sweat Over Midterm Exams

There’s an emerging trend among New Jersey high schools: administrators are either canceling midterm exams or diluting their consequences in…

7 months ago

‘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…

7 months ago

New Jersey Was Given an Inch By the Feds for State Testing But ‘We’re Taking a Mile’

Today Dale Chu considers the "well-intentioned offer from the federal government" to give states greater flexibility in mandatory state standardized…

1 year ago