Lawmakers fast-track $103M in new funding for school districts reeling from state aid cuts

BY: and - March 20, 2023

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

BY: - March 9, 2023

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

BY: - March 7, 2023

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

BY: - March 2, 2023

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

BY: - February 24, 2023

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

BY: - February 23, 2023

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

BY: - February 22, 2023

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

BY: - February 17, 2023

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

BY: - February 10, 2023

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

BY: - February 9, 2023

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’

BY: - February 1, 2023

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

BY: - January 30, 2023

It's no one else's business what name a student wants on their diploma — only the student's opinion counts.