Governor Chris Christie signed three executive orders this week naming panels to advisory committees on education and higher education.
The annual Jersey Shore Science Fair, a prelude to the big Delaware Valley Science Fair, is looking for a few more judges.
The state Board of Education swore in four new members in February who will help set policy for the Christie administration's education agenda.
Tenure guarantees that teachers accused of an offense get a fair hearing. But a chronic complaint is that it can take years for the process to make its way through the system.
New Jersey doesn't just spend a lot of money on education, it also makes a good effort to distribute it in a fair way that benefits all students according to a report released today.
A bill has been introduced in the state Legislature that would require school districts to incorporate dating violence education into the health education curriculum.
New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation in the number of residents with at least a two-year college degree, according to a report released by the Lumina Foundation today.
If your child came home today knowing a little bit more about the U.S. Constitution you can thank Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who pushed for a law that would require all schools that get federal funds to acknowledge the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
College may be fun and educational, but the eventual goal is to use what you learn to find a job.
The $400 million in lost Race to the Top federal education funds was the hot education topic last week, and while the Legislature can have all the hearings it wants on the issue, the money has been doled out and New Jersey isn't getting any.
New Jersey's education standards earned a "C" from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute's "State of State Standards" released Wednesday.
The Governor's office late Tuesday afternoon released the report of the Study Commission on New Jersey Nonpublic Schools.
Moody's Weekly Credit Outlook is a bit concerned about the debt load at New Jersey's public colleges.
The public school choice bill that would allow students to attend public schools in other districts, is one step closer to becoming law.
A New Jersey appellate court has upheld Gov. Chris Christie's authority to withhold excess surplus from school districts this year.
The Education Law Center is heading back to the state Supreme Court in its battle with the state over funding for children in the 31 urban districts commonly known as the Abbotts.
The number of school districts that have signed up to join New Jersey's federal Race to the Top II application jumped from 171 on Monday to 292 as of 2 p.m. today (Tuesday.) There are 658 public school districts and charter schools eligible to participate.
Gov. Chris Christie unveiled his promised tool kit Monday. It's designed to help schools, colleges and municipalities spend less and cope with the recession. Like most major legislation, there is something in it for everyone to love or hate.
The American Federation of Teachers (the other teachers' union) has launched a "Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips" campaign to save teaching jobs across the country.
So here's another reason to pay more attention in math class.
As voters prepare to head to the polls for one of the most difficult budgets in decades, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez was out Monday drumming up support for the federal “Keep Our Educators Working Act.” The federal act, sort of a "stimulus II" would create a $23 billion Education Jobs Fund to prevent teacher and education job losses.
A second round of stimulus money could be on the way from the federal government, this batch specifically targeting schools and the jobs they provide.
New Jersey students continue to score among the top states in reading according to the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress results for students in grade four and eight.
Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula is introducing two bills that would, in effect, create countywide school districts by centralizing public school administration and governance.
Gov. Chris Christie sent a letter to the New Jersey School Boards Association and the New Jersey Education Association Tuesday asking them to consider a wage freeze for 2009-2010 to help save jobs that could be cut because of state aid reductons.
The New Jersey School Boards Association, still reeling from state aid cuts, on Thursday proposed several measures to help school districts get through next year.
The state Department of Education wants to delay a new requirement that all high school students get a half-year course in personal financial literacy.
There's been a lot of speculation about school aid for next year, and none of it is good.
A new website, www.njdrivereducation.com, offers New Jersey Driver Education instructors with free, ready-to-use curriculum, videos, and other information.
States are moving closer to aligning high school requirements with college expectations according to a report issued Monday. But there is still quite a way to go according to the fifth "Closing the Expectations Gap" report published by Achieve, Inc. as part of the American Diploma Project.
It looks like 2010-2011 is shaping up to be the year the recession really hits school districts in New Jersey. And teachers may bear the brunt of the cuts.
Gov. Chris Christie's candidate for Education Commissioner, Bret Schundler came before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday for his confirmation hearing. For someone so allegedly controversial, he was pretty low key.
The state's teacher's union and its members' pensions have been taking a good deal of the blame for pretty much every financial problem in the state.
Acting state education commissioner Bret Schundler had a chummy first meeting with the Assembly Education Committee Thursday in which everyone agreed that the interests of children should outweigh party politics. Glad they got that out of the way.
Everyone has an opinion on how to run their local schools.
A bill to expand the public school choice program is alive again in the state Legislature.
Residents of the Jersey shore know all about sun worship. We rely on it to help fuel the shore economy.
Two state legislators want to make it easier for prospective teachers to start their college educations at a two-year community college.
Substitute teachers are supposed to be just that - temporary replacements.
It's still snowing out, and too early to tell if schools will open on Monday or if yet another storm may hit. With power outages on top of snow, it's not looking too promising.
Richard Stockton College and Montclair University have made impressive progress in improving the graduation rates of minority students according to a report by the Education Trust.
The state Department of Education has provided more information about how school district legal costs will be tracked.
School districts will have to make their legal expenses a little more publicly transparent under new guidelines for how districts file their school budgets.
Gov. Chris Christie won't give his budget message until March 16, but school districts are already well into the 2010-2011 budget planning process, and it's not going to be pretty.