Schools

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.

Warning of crisis, child care advocates ask for federal dollars

BY: - August 22, 2022

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

BY: - August 20, 2022

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

BY: - August 15, 2022

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

BY: - August 5, 2022

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

BY: - August 1, 2022

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

BY: - July 6, 2022

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

BY: - June 22, 2022

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.