Governor Christie always behaves like the smartest kid in class, and there’s no doubting his intelligence – or his guile. But his decision to hold a special election on Oct. 16 to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy following the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg is the height of hypocrisy, and an insult to everyone’s intelligence.
Student test scores are faulty measure of teacher effectiveness: Opinion
New Jersey teachers and parents are anxious about the state’s new evaluation procedures, and the Department of Education isn’t helping. Last year, the New Jersey Education Association helped craft a new tenure law that reduced the time and cost of dismissing teachers deemed to be ineffective, while ensuring fairness. But using student standardized test scores to gauge teacher effectiveness, part of a controversial national “corporate” reform movement strongly supported by the Christie administration and its Department of Education, has raised real concerns among educators and evaluation experts.
Lincoln Third Graders Bird Museum Takes Flight
This is the second year the third grade was able to take part in a bird study thanks to an NJEA Hipp Foundation grant that was awarded to teacher Gayle Dubofsky. Read more
Caudill highlights a decade of Locks of Love
Amsterdam School teacher Lisa Caudill organized the school's tradition of holding an annual event cutting hair to benefit the Locks of Love program. Read more
From left: (front) Marge Decker; (back); Karen Cosgrove, Joan Blume, Fran Russo, Tina Richardson, Gina Palmieri, Ruth Foster. Photo credit: Neighbor News
Rockaway bus drivers compete in ‘Road-eo’
School bus drivers from around the state competed in the 45th annual New Jersey Transportation Professional’s Safety Training and Applied Road-eo Skills Competition. Congratulations to Rockaway Township drivers who took first, second, third, sixth and seventh place in their class! Read more
Governor Christie’s unbalanced priorities
In the fantasyland that is Gov. Chris Christie’s latest spate of commercials, spending is down, taxes are cut, and the state’s public schools are awash in funding. But behind the scenes, it’s a different story.
Young people often think of events that happened before they were born as ancient history—and terminally boring. Now, in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg in July, a new website called Gettysburg By The Numbers is helping to make history come alive for students, teachers, and families.
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Critics would like the public to believe that New Jersey’s public school system is broken and is failing the students, but here’s the simple truth: Our public schools work. In fact, according to a leading annual publication, New Jersey’s public schools are truly the best in the nation. Here are just a few of the latest statistics :
- High school graduation rate is #1 in the nation
- Writing scores are the best in the nation
- Reading scores are among the best in the nation
- Math Scores Are Among the Nation's Best
- Highest AP Scores in the Nation