Murphy names his first State Board of Education nominees
Governor seeks to replace incumbents opposed to state's sex education standards, but senatorial courtesy could snare his plans.
Information literacy curriculum bill clears Assembly panel
Advocates say information literacy curriculum is sorely needed as more Americans, including children, turn to social media for news.
Bill barring controversial teaching test gets conditional veto from governor
Gov. Phil Murphy's veto pen left intact provisions removing edTPA as a requirement for teaching certificates, but Murphy wants other tests to take its place.
More than one million eligible for student loan relief in New Jersey, feds say
More than one in nine New Jerseyans will qualify for student loan forgiveness, and nearly 600,000 could see $20,000 in debt cleared.
Jersey City regains full control over school district after 33 years of state oversight
N.J. took over Jersey City's troubled public schools in 1989. The district this week regained control — and even got kudos as "high-performing."
Governor Murphy touts aid for schools in state budget
Gov. Phil Murphy stopped at a Somerset County high school Monday morning to tout his administration’s investment in public education. Murphy highlighted the $9.9 billion in state aid for schools in the current fiscal year budget, a $650 million increase from the prior year. Since 2018, the Murphy administration has increased school aid by $1.8 […]
Bill would create protections for private student loan borrowers in N.J.
New legislation is aimed at protecting the quarter million New Jerseyans who owe over $9 billion in private student loan debt.
Teacher-student diversity gap widens in New Jersey
N.J. has five times as many white educators as teachers of color. Advocates call that lack of diversity, coupled with widespread vacancies, a crisis.
Report finds decrease in mental health help for Black and Latino students
The report finds access to mental health staff in school has been declining for Black and Latino students since 2008.
Families left to find new schools as charters are denied permission to expand
Charter school supporters say they are unfairly denied expansion by the Murphy administration.
N.J. to spend $6.5M to aid shooting responses by digitizing school maps
The federal funding will help New Jersey digitize blueprints of half of the state's 3,100 school buildings (the state has already done half).
Ruling allows lawsuit to proceed that pits special education parents against N.J.
The judge's decision advances a lawsuit centered on delays in how N.J. resolves disputes over children’s special education programs.