Schools

Striking Rutgers educators say they are fighting for ‘basic needs’

BY: - April 10, 2023

The work stoppage at N.J.s largest university — the first in Rutgers' 257-year history — comes just weeks before final exams and graduation.

Colleges and universities with support programs welcome students with autism

BY: - April 7, 2023

College support programs for students with autism and other developmental disabilities exist in New Jersey, but many don't know about them.

New Jersey teacher shortage persists, but severity unclear

BY: - April 7, 2023

Tuition assistance, work-life balance improvements, and residency requirement waivers are recommended as the state struggles to find educators.

Report dings N.J. for no long-range plan on funding repairs at low-income schools

BY: - April 1, 2023

More than 50 schools statewide need more than $5 billion in repairs, but the state can't get more specific than that, a new report found.

Legislature sends $103M school funding bill to Gov. Murphy’s desk

BY: - March 31, 2023

The bill was fast-tracked to address concerns from school districts expecting state aid cuts under Gov. Phil Murphy's budget plan.

School officials suggest lifting cap on property tax hikes to boost school funding

BY: - March 27, 2023

Some cuts to state aid to schools cannot be addressed with property tax hikes because of a cap on tax increases, officials said Monday.

Measure would expand how teachers can use sick time

BY: - March 24, 2023

Teachers say they can't care for sick parents or attend school conferences for their children because of an "outdated" law on sick days.

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.