Since 1990, school funding in New Jersey has been guided by the state Supreme Court’s decisions in
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.
On March 1
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
The Sunshine Law – also known as the Open Public Meetings Act – is landmark legislation that guides school boards in how they communicate and operate, not only with the public but with district administrators and themselves. When the law was enacted over 30 years ago, emails, teleconferencing, and other technological advances were not envisioned. In addition, boards face new issues dealing with personal emails and the Open Public Records Act.
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
Over a generation of court decisions in the Abbott v.
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
National survey results give a snapshot of board members concerned about improving student achievement and teacher quality.
By Frederick M. Hess and Olivia Meeks
Whether the issue is charter schools, vouchers, teacher evaluations or superintendent caps, the Christie Administration has changed the debate on public education in New Jersey. While the administration wants to head in one direction, Gordon MacInnes, a former assistant commissioner of education and state senator and assemblyman, believes many of the reform movement’s concepts will not bring about the desired changes – and he believes some may actually be detrimental to public education. Please join host Ray Pinney as he gets Mr.