New Jersey issues grants for school regionalization studies

BY: - August 7, 2023

The grants will fund studies exploring cost-cutting mergers in four mostly rural school districts, furthering a long-sought goal.

Top Democrats rebuke N.J. school board over equity rules

BY: - August 4, 2023

Senate President Nicholas Scutari, right, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the board needs to coordinate with lawmakers and parents.

New Jersey school board OKs new equity rules slammed by critics

BY: - August 3, 2023

The narrow vote approving the new rules came after hours of deliberation, including some behind closed doors.

Governor Murphy signs bill allowing retired teachers to return to classrooms, keep pensions

BY: - July 20, 2023

New Jersey’s shortage of teachers is long-standing and has historically been most severe in special education, science, and instruction for non-native English speakers.

Bill to halt residency requirement for N.J. teachers in limbo for the summer

BY: - July 11, 2023

Lifting the in-state residency requirement for teachers needs more support before moving forward, one assemblywoman said.

Some bills left in limbo after breakneck June voting sessions

BY: , and - July 6, 2023

June is a dizzying time in Trenton, with lawmakers passing hundreds of bills. But hundreds more are stuck in limbo until the fall.

US Supreme Court strikes down use of affirmative action in college admissions

BY: and - June 29, 2023

Chief Justice John Roberts said the admissions processes at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

How Wayne’s school board flipped to a conservative majority

BY: - June 29, 2023

The October 2021 confrontation in Wayne is one of dozens of incidents at school board meetings across the country that ProPublica has examined.

Legislators advance bill to feed all students free lunch in New Jersey by 2028

BY: - June 15, 2023

Supporters of free school lunches for all say it would eliminate the stigma that keeps some hungry, low-income students from participating.

Panel advances bill that would stop state aid cuts for some school districts

BY: - June 8, 2023

The bill would exempt some regional school districts from state aid cuts required by the state's school funding formula.

Lawmakers advance bill banning high school graduation test requirement

BY: - June 5, 2023

Critics of the exam say it does not accurately reflect what a student has learned in high school, and contributes to racial disparities.

Governor Murphy calls on textbook publishers not to censor educational texts

BY: - June 2, 2023

The letter from 10 governors, including Gov. Phil Murphy, urges the textbook publishers to not give in to political pressure.