New Jersey

Schools in New Jersey will no longer be required to commemorate certain holidays.
January 24, 2007 – Education Week
Too often, writes Saul Cooperman, parents of urban school students are part of the problem, rather than the solution to raising student performance.
January 24, 2007 – Education Week
A need to reduce property taxes in New Jersey—and to restructure the school funding that drives those taxes—formed the centerpiece of Gov. Jon Corzine’s State of the State address.
January 17, 2007 – Education Week
The New Jersey Schools Construction Corp. has filed a lawsuit against contractors to recover more than $3.5 million over allegedly shoddy work in an elementary school construction project in Essex County.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
New Jersey officials are promoting research that says bilingual education methods have an edge over English-only methods.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
It was a special session of the New Jersey legislature that produced the most significant education-related developments of the year. By year’s end, most of those ideas remained at the proposal stage, and were only beginning to be drafted into legislation.
December 20, 2006 – Education Week
Alarmed that so many young people lack the skills to excel at work, the business community has been using summits, papers, and political alliances to urge stronger preparation for adolescents. But in New Jersey, businesses have taken their ideas from the bully pulpit straight into classrooms.
December 20, 2006 – Education Week
In an attempt to reduce property taxes in New Jersey, a legislative committee is recommending that the state completely rewrite the way it finances schools and wipe out the special-needs designation that has driven billions of dollars in extra funding to its poorest urban districts.
November 29, 2006 – Education Week
New Jersey leaders have launched a campaign to build support for boosting high school rigor, but some are worried that the effort could produce a higher dropout rate as the state phases out an alternative exam used by nearly 15 percent of its students.
October 18, 2006 – Education Week
New Jersey’s attorney general is trying to get a judge to throw out a lawsuit that would give publicly funded vouchers to the parents of children who attend low-performing schools so that those children can attend other schools.
October 18, 2006 – Education Week

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