Schools

Lawmaker wants to create a state ‘learning loss czar’

BY: - February 1, 2023

The learning loss czar would be appointed by the governor and act as a liaison between their office and the Department of Education.

COMMENTARY

Let students put whatever name they want on their diplomas

BY: - January 30, 2023

It's no one else's business what name a student wants on their diploma — only the student's opinion counts.

Bill would require schools to let students use preferred names on diplomas

BY: - January 24, 2023

The bill would allow New Jersey students to put their preferred names on their diplomas without getting a legal name change.

Poverty, income biggest predictors of internet quality in N.J., study finds

BY: - January 9, 2023

Affordability, not infrastructure, drives the digital divide that keeps high-speed internet out of low-income N.J. households, study finds.

Court ruling denies tuition refunds to students who sued over pandemic rules

BY: - January 4, 2023

A three-judge panel found state law shields universities from lawsuits related to New Jersey's pandemic response.

Governor Murphy signs bill eliminating test requirement for would-be teachers

BY: - December 16, 2022

Education advocates have said the state-mandated testing requirement was a financial burden for low-income prospective teachers.

Charter school officials push for state aid for construction projects

BY: - December 9, 2022

Advocates for charter and renaissance schools say state aid for school construction projects should not go just to traditional public schools.

Test scores plunged during pandemic as students struggled with disruptions

BY: - December 8, 2022

The state's first educational assessments since the pandemic started show N.J. students' reading and math scores fell calamitously.

Lawmakers hear plea for fewer standardized tests in school

BY: - December 7, 2022

Advocates urged state education officials to reduce standardized tests — especially one measuring the pandemic's effect on education and high school exit exams.

Measure would require state to study high school dropout rate

BY: - December 2, 2022

New Jersey's statewide dropout rate hovers around 1%, but some districts see rates five times as high.

Lawmakers launch push for grief education in schools

BY: - November 21, 2022

Union County senators' bill would require schools to educate students in eighth through 12th grades about grief symptoms and coping skills.

Bill permitting police at polls in schools and senior centers gets Assembly OK

BY: - October 29, 2022

A handful of white Republican lawmakers denied that police make anyone feel uncomfortable anywhere during a fiery debate Thursday.