Student Learning

Jersey City Teacher/School Board Member: Both the State Education Department and The City Have Failed To Improve Our Schools

Yesterday Marilyn Roman published a very long analysis of the failings of New Jersey's second largest school system. As a…

2 months ago

Play (Foot)Ball! Or, Miracle in Asbury Park

Last Friday Asbury Park Superintendent Rashawn Adams announced the varsity football team, the Blue Bishops, would forfeit their first game…

3 months ago

Newark’s Roger León Is On a Lying Spree: Focus on Bomb Threats

Here's Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León at last week's School Board meeting: “As it relates to bomb threats, if…

6 months ago

REILLY: Teachers Are Stuck in a ‘Survival Mindset’: Here’s How to Help

John Reilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director For Thrive Alliance Group. After two years of disruption, fear…

8 months ago

Will Starting High Schools Later Create Different Problems?

Rob Jennings is a reporter at Advance Media, where this first appeared. 5:48 a.m. That’s when my alarm went off…

8 months ago

Newark Student: ‘Covid Turned Me Into a Mental Health Activist and My School Listened’

Dashawn Sheffield, a rising 11th-grader at Uncommon Schools' North Star Academy Washington Park High School in Newark, explains why he…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

Data Point: As Newark Charter Enrollment Increases, All Schools Rise

Just several weeks after New Jersey earned a spot at the top of national rankings for public education, a new Stanford…

2 years ago

While NJ Teenagers Boycott Hybrid Education, My Son with Autism Is the Last Kid in School

Laura McKenna is a New Jersey parent of two teenage boys, one currently studying at Rutgers University and the other…

2 years ago

Breaking: NJ Legislature Prepares to Act on Bill to Help Kids, Despite Inaction From DOE and Opposition From Lobbyists

Last week the New Jersey State Senator passed a bill, S-3214,  mandating  that Acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillen “require each school…

2 years ago