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Wanted, No Education Experience Necessary: School Supervisors Serving NJ's Most At-risk Students

Published on: June 13, 2011

The State Board of Education has published a new rule that would, if adopted, allow anyone with a college degree and no experience in education to serve as a chief administrator in New Jersey’s most challenging school districts.

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IS STATE DELAYING RETURN OF THE BIG THREE TO LOCAL CONTROL?

Published on: October 27, 2010

Earlier this month, the Joint Committee on the Public Schools held a hearing on implementation of legislation designed to quickly move the three State takeover districts -- Jersey City, Newark and Paterson -- back to local control.

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STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STILL FAILING OUR STUDENTS

Published on: June 17, 2010

There's a lot of heated rhetoric these days about "failing" public schools. Education Commissioner Bret Schundler took it up a notch when his spokesperson recently called New Jersey's public school system "wretched."

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ABBOTT GOES TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Published on: October 31, 2008

In 2006 he was asked to complete a black- and-white photo essay about New Jersey children educated in poor inner-city schools.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER LAUNCHES NATIONAL INITIATIVE

Published on: January 15, 2008

Education Law Center (ELC) today launched a new, expanded national initiative on behalf of public school children – Education Justice – as announced by ELC Executive Director David Sciarra. Education Justice (EdJustice) at ELC will support advocates, policymakers, attorneys and others, in states across the nation, who are working to strengthen and improve public schools, especially those schools serving low-income and minority students.

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KPMG: NJ ED DEPARTMENT HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS

Published on: October 16, 2007

A recently released evaluation of the NJ Department of Education by the national management firm of KPMG calls into serious question the agency’s ability to fulfill its responsibilities.

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COMMISSIONER ASKED TO DECIDE IF PLEASANTVILLE BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD STEP ASIDE

Published on: October 15, 2007

Parents and community leaders in Pleasantville are demanding that two Pleasantville school board members arrested on corruption charges last month resign in order to restore public confidence in the district.

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COMMISSIONER CHOOSES PRIVATE, CLOSED PROCESS TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR EVALUATION OF STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Published on: April 10, 2007

On the heels of another internal "reorganization" of the NJ Department of Education, Commissioner Lucille Davy has initiated bidding for an outside review of the Department.

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