Schools

Murphy names his first State Board of Education nominees

BY: - September 30, 2022

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

BY: - September 22, 2022

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

BY: - September 22, 2022

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

BY: - September 21, 2022

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

BY: - September 15, 2022

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

BY: - September 13, 2022

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.

BY: - September 12, 2022

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

BY: and - September 9, 2022

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

BY: - September 7, 2022

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

BY: - September 6, 2022

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

BY: - August 30, 2022

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.

BY: - August 24, 2022

The judge's decision advances a lawsuit centered on delays in how N.J. resolves disputes over children’s special education programs.