New Jersey lawmakers edge closer to school construction fix
An Assembly panel amended a school construction funding bill to remove grants for charter schools and replace them with low-interest loans.
New law would let New Jersey teacher candidates skip basic skills exam
The state’s largest teachers union has long said the test is a barrier to entry for low-income New Jerseyans who want to be teachers.
Cursive makes a comeback — by law — in public schools
Some educators say cursive writing is a skill worth reviving even — or especially — in an age when kids spend hours daily on smartphones.
Attempt to kill Biden student debt relief plan tied to income fails in U.S. Senate
U.S. Senate Republicans failed to block a new Biden administration rule on an income-driven repayment plan for federal student loans.
New Jersey will spend $25M to expand free, full-day preschool by January
Twenty-six school districts in 13 counties will get almost $25 million to expand all-day preschool, Acting Gov. Tahesha Way announced.
New Jersey lawmakers mull tweaks to school funding formula
Critics say the funding formula is out of step with the actual costs of education as New Jersey has expanded its learning standards and introduced new curricula.
Judge’s ruling on lawsuit targeting segregation in N.J. schools frustrates plaintiffs, activists
The lawsuit hinges on the accusation that because of a state requirement mandating children attend the schools in towns where they live, schools in New Jersey are heavily segregated.
As migrants arrive, some schools need more buses, books and bilingual teachers
An increase in immigrant kids has created challenges for schools in areas that have seen a recent wave of migrants, from Texas to Illinois, Massachusetts to Florida.
N.J. panel to hear dispute over anti-teachers union emails sent to educators
A teachers union claims its school district should have blocked anti-union emails a third party was sending to its members.
With New Jersey Legislature on ballot, candidates debate parents’ rights
Parental rights is a favorite Republican slogan that some Democrats have embraced too, but critics warn it harms schools and students.
Hanover schools’ parental notification policy enjoined by judge
A Superior Court judge found the district's policy would likely require school employees to violate the state's anti-discrimination law.
Court battle heats up over Hanover policies on parental notification, transgender rights
Hanover public schools is asking a judge to reject the state's effort to reinstate a district policy protecting gay and transgender students.