Parental notification policy shines light on fight over gender, LGBTQ issues in schools

BY: - May 26, 2023

Schools in New Jersey have increasingly adopted policies decried as anti-LGBTQ, from book and rainbow flag bans to "forced outing."

State watchdog slams New Jersey City University for mismanagement that led to financial crisis

BY: - May 18, 2023

Nearly a year after New Jersey City University declared a financial emergency, a state watchdog blames top officials' mismanagement.

Protestors blast gender-affirming care, sex ed in schools, more

BY: - May 15, 2023

About 60 people rallied in Trenton for parental choice, complaining about school sex ed standards, legislation on transgender care, and more.

N.J. lawmakers look for more solutions to teacher shortage

BY: - May 12, 2023

Lawmakers have spent hours debating the teacher shortage and introduced dozens of bills, but they don't know if anything has had an impact.

Rutgers unions ratify contracts, ending strife-filled spring

BY: - May 8, 2023

Most of the 9,000 faculty members who called a historic strike last month voted to ratify union contracts Monday.

Advocates want more state oversight of university finances

BY: - May 2, 2023

Lawmakers are told N.J. needs to do more to ensure schools are on solid financial footing after two public colleges face massive fiscal cliffs.

Rutgers, unions reach tentative deal on new contract

BY: - May 1, 2023

The university and unions announced a set of tentative agreements to end months of contract negotiations. Union votes to start this week.

A top GOP lawyer wants to crack down on the college vote. States already are.

BY: - April 28, 2023

A GOP election lawyer caused a stir when she told GOP donors the party should make it harder for college students to vote in key states.

Biden administration warns U.S. House GOP debt limit bill would slash education

BY: - April 25, 2023

Under House Republicans’ debt limit proposal, school funding would drop for 26 million low-income students and 7 million disabled students.

High court hears arguments in case of Catholic teacher fired for premarital sex

BY: - April 24, 2023

A Catholic teacher's 2014 firing for premarital sex pits state discrimination-protection law against a federal religious-freedom exception.

A pandemic experiment in universal free school meals gains traction in the states

BY: - April 21, 2023

A growing number of states across the country are enacting universal school meal laws to bolster child food security and academic equity.

Both sides of Rutgers impasse announce deal to end strike

BY: - April 15, 2023

The agreement includes "unprecedented gains" for Rutgers faculty members who have been on strike for five days, a union leader said.