Education Issues


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The Board and Student Achievement (Part I)
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The Board and Student Achievement (Part II)
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Driving Student Learning
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Safe and Secure Schools Panel Discussion
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Safe and Secure Schools, Dr. Maurice J. Elias
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Mayor Booker at BUILD NJ
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New School Board Members "Get on Board"
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Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
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The Difference Between Leadership & Management
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Michael A. Vrancik on Scholarship Vouchers
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Articles

Two Perspectives on School Funding in New Jersey

Since 1990, school funding in New Jersey has been guided by the state Supreme Court’s decisions in 

A View from Inside and Out on School Boards Effectiveness

The institution of boards of education has always been criticized but in recent years the attacks have seemed to push legislation that undermines the authority of school boards.  What are the benefits of school boards and where are they less successful?  Gene Maeroff who is not only a senior fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University and a former national education correspondent for the New York Times but he is also a president on the Edison Township BOE has authored a book on the subject.  The book 

Acting as One District

How Delaware Valley Regional High School and its sending districts share services.

A Student's Solution to Bullying in our Schools

Sometimes when the state passes laws like the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights we tend to focus on the issue from a statewide perspective.  Bullying in school however is a very personal matter.  Ashley Craig was a student who experienced bullying firsthand but took that experience and used it to find a way to fight bullying where ever she can.  Please join host Ray Pinney as he interviews Ashley about her experience and the group she founded 

Are School Vouchers Coming to New Jersey? Part 1

The Opportunity Scholarship Act has received Senate Committee approval—with bi-partisan support. Join host Ray Pinney as he discusses the proposal with Gordon MacInnes, former New Jersey state senator and assistant commissioner of education. Mr. MacInness is an opponent of the Opportunity Scholarship Act.

The Abbott Rulings: An Opponent’s Viewpoint

Over a generation of court decisions in the Abbott v.

One School District’s Experience in Reducing Energy Costs

In this era of tight budgets,school districts must find creative ways to save costs. The Jackson Township School District employed energy audits to pinpoint possible cost reduction areas and to create a plan that would save the school district money. Join host Ray Pinney as he discusses the use of energy audits with Michelle Richardson, Jackson Township district business administratorand, Tom Gialanella, superintendent, as well as Joe Sullivan, Concord Engineering’s vice presidentof Energy Policy & Development.  Any district board member or administrator interested

Are School Vouchers Coming to New Jersey? Part 2

The Opportunity Scholarship Act has received Senate Committee approval—with bi-partisan support. Join host Ray Pinney as he discusses the proposal with Christopher Emigholz, Director of Legislative Affairs for the NJDOE. Mr. Emigholz is a supporter of the program.