Lawmakers fast-track $103M in new funding for school districts reeling from state aid cuts
School districts battered by years of funding cuts would get a one-year $103 million boost in state aid under a new bill.
National ban on transgender athletes in girls’ sports passed by U.S. House panel
The bill would amend Title IX to require student athletes to compete in sports in accordance with “a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth."
Judges revive complaint that state is not providing enough funding to Lakewood’s schools
The state must conduct a “thorough review” of parents' complaint that Lakewood's schools are unconstitutionally underfunded, Monday's ruling says.
Governor Murphy touts educational investment in new budget plan
Gov. Phil Murphy stopped at a middle school Thursday to say strong public schools are "critical to our economic future."
Black student loan borrowers at risk as U.S. Supreme Court weighs forgiveness plan
Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt. Many likely were recipients of Pell Grants for low-income students.
Assembly GOP proposes more state aid for schools, fewer district costs
The GOP plan, backed by business groups, would require schools to reduce tax levies by an amount equal to increases in state aid.
N.J. legislators propose punishing social media companies for kids’ online addiction
Social media companies would have to remove addiction-forming features for underage users — or face fines — under new legislation.
Dozens recount years of harassment at Ocean County school following student’s death by suicide
Central Regional High School student Adriana Kuch, 14, died by suicide days after video circulated of her being attacked by classmates.
Lawmakers hear pleas to end high school graduation exam requirement
New Jersey 11th graders are mandated to pass a standardized test in order to graduate, but some lawmakers want to do away with that requirement.
House GOP preps for debates on ‘parents’ rights,’ school vouchers and transgender athletes
A House hearing Wednesday examined public funding for charter schools and voucher programs, as well as increasing parents’ oversight of school curriculum.
Lawmaker wants to create a state ‘learning loss czar’
The learning loss czar would be appointed by the governor and act as a liaison between their office and the Department of Education.
Let students put whatever name they want on their diplomas
It's no one else's business what name a student wants on their diploma — only the student's opinion counts.