New Jersey

School choice activists hope that they will be able to alter the future of education finance litigation through a new state lawsuit in New Jersey.
July 26, 2006 – Education Week
In what they are calling a national test case, voucher proponents have launched an effort to use school choice as a remedy for students in 95 New Jersey schools that have failed to provide the "thorough and efficient" education guaranteed by the state's constitution.
July 13, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
New Jersey’s education department announced a partnership last month with the International Education and Resource Network, or IEARN, a New York City-based nonprofit group, to help students and teachers learn about the different histories and cultures of the world through collaborative online projects with students in other countries.
July 12, 2006 – Education Week
Rocked by allegations of mismanagement, the Camden, N.J., school district has chosen retired educator Leonard Fitts to run the troubled district until a permanent superintendent is chosen.
July 12, 2006 – Education Week
New Jersey this fall will begin testing some of its high school athletes for steroids, making it the first state to institute such a program for athletes statewide.
June 21, 2006 – Education Week
Five urban school districts were named last week as finalists for an annual award recognizing systems posting the greatest improvement in student achievement.
April 12, 2006 – Education Week
At least two investigations are under way in the Camden, N.J., school district, where questions about irregularities on state tests and allegations of a cheating scheme have sparked anger.
April 5, 2006 – Education Week
Lawmakers in New Jersey are calling for major reforms in compensation practices for public school administrators in the wake of a scathing report that concludes that millions in taxpayer dollars were spent on lucrative contracts, hidden perks, and pension padding for dozens of superintendents and their top deputies.
March 29, 2006 – Education Week
Gov. Jon S. Corzine of New Jersey last week signed an executive order designed to get the state’s problem-plagued School Construction Corp. back on track.
February 15, 2006 – Education Week
Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey, making his second and final State of the State Address since he stepped in to finish his predecessor’s term, urged New Jersey lawmakers to invest in school construction and higher education even as they battle a huge budget deficit.
January 18, 2006 – Education Week

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