Charter School Advocates Disapprove of School Reform Legislation

By Kate Megargee

 Advocates contend the state’s 15-year-old charter school law needs some changes, but the proposed Assembly-sponsored reforms undermine charter school growth.  Read more of this post

Norcross Reacts to NJEA Ad

By Desiree Taylor

South Jersey power broker George Norcross said that the NJEA advertisement alleging he might benefit from proposed health care changes was inaccurate.  Read more of this post

Newark Public Schools Reform Plan Faces Union Opposition

By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn

The new plan to reform Newark public schools is being vigorously opposed by the city’s teachers union.  Read more of this post

Newark School District Reform Plan Released

By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn

The Newark School District has a new reform plan.  Read more of this post

Legal Advocacy Groups Appeal NJ Higher Education’s Denial of Student Aid

By Briana Vannozzi

The Legal Advocacy Group and the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic are appealing the decision of the NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority on behalf of a high school student who was denied tuition assistance because her mother is an illegal immigrant.  Read more of this post

College Prepares Students for a Career in Homeland Security

By Jim Hooker

Retired U.S. Army General Richard O’Meara is heading up what officials say is the state’s first ever homeland securities major at a community college.  Read more of this post

Governor Christie & Democratic Powerbroker Speak at Graduation Ceremony

By Jerry Henry

The commencement was for more than 100 graduates of the Camden Education Resource Network or CERN.  Read more of this post

Scholarships Target Youths with the “Wight” Stuff

By Briana Vannozzi

 For 25 years, Russell Wight has quietly used his personal fortune to change the lives of disadvantaged youth.  Read more of this post

Rutgers University President Announces Retirement

By Jerry Henry

After nearly ten years as head of the state’s largest university, Rutgers President Richard McCormick formally announced he’s retiring.  Read more of this post

Senator Ruiz Introduces Teacher Tenure Reform Bill

By Jerry Henry

Senator Teresa Ruiz (D) has introduced a teacher tenure reform bill that would increase the number of years new teachers must work before receiving tenure from three to four years.  Read more of this post