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

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

Left Out in the Cold By School Funding Decision

By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn

Almost immediately after the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its ruling, ordering more funding for high-poverty schools, speculation flared about tensions between the so-called Abbott and suburban districts.  Read more of this post

State Supreme Court Education Funding Decision Q and A

By Jim Hooker

John Mooney, founding editor and education writer for NJSpotlight.com, offers insight into the state Supreme Court’s ruling on funding for poor school districts.  Read more of this post

New Jersey Supreme Court Releases School Funding Ruling

By Michael Aron

The NJ Supreme Court found in favor of the plaintiffs, the Education Law Center, that this year’s cuts to education violate prior Supreme Court rulings in the long-running Abbott v. Burke case.  Read more of this post

Supreme Court Orders Increased Spending on Poor School Districts

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered the state to increase spending on poor school districts by an estimated 500 million dollars.  Read more of this post

Special Task Force Offers Recommendations For Implementing Teacher Evaluation

By Jerry Henry

Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force briefed the Senate Education Committee on their recommendations for linking teacher reviews to student achievements and teaching practices.  Read more of this post

Education Issues Impact State School Boards and PTAs

By Jerry Henry

The annual meeting of the state’s school boards and parent teacher associations had Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno reminding attendees that a proposal to eliminate voting on school budgets is a part of the Governor’s tool kit reform.  Read more of this post