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.
Warning of crisis, child care advocates ask for federal dollars
Child care centers need assistance to compete with firms raising wages amid a hiring crunch, advocates said Monday
What monkeypox outbreak? Little planning by colleges as students resume classes
The attempt by colleges and universities to return to something resembling normal could be truncated by monkeypox
Bill would make ‘bleed control’ part of high school curriculum
Two lawmakers, acting on concerns about mass shootings, want to require N.J. high schools to teach students how to stop traumatic bleeding.
Governor asks state watchdog to examine state university’s flagging finances
New Jersey City University has spent down its reserves, accumulating millions in debt amid enrollment declines.
Bill requiring schools create threat assessment teams now law
The teams will be responsible for identifying students who pose a risk of violence or other harm.
Teens in N.J. can work longer summer hours under new law
Teens can now work longer shifts during the summer months under a bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law in the midst of the busy shore season. The legislation (A422) allows 16- and 17-year-olds to work up to 50 hours a week — up to 10 hours each day — when they aren’t in school. […]
N.J. colleges would be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccine under new bill
Many New Jersey colleges already require some students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but a new bill would require colleges to do so.