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Bristol-Myers Squibb Awards Grant to Support STEM Education

TRENTON, June 26, 2013 –The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ) today announced it received a $5,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) to support programs that will train school officials in implementing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives in their schools.

Technology's Impact on the Sunshine Law

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.

Discussing Education Reform Issues With Senator Tom Kean Jr

Education reform has become a priority among New Jersey’s state legislators. In the fall, Governor Christie spoke about his education initiatives on NJSBA’s online radio program, Conversations on New Jersey Education. That was followed by a broadcast featuring Sen. Stephen Sweeney, who gave the Democrats’ perspective. On this show Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. will discuss education reform from the perspective of Senate Republicans. Please join host Ray Pinney as he talks with Sen.

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

Acting as One District

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

Technology's Impact on the Sunshine Law

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.

Is Sustainability the Answer to the Financial and Academic Success of New Jersey Schools?

Will retrofitting existing school buildings with clean energy technology benefit student achievement?  Will it reduce operating costs, decrease tax dependency and provide more funding for the classroom?

Logged-On Learning

K-12 online education is growing throughout the country. What’s happening in New Jersey?
By Janet Bamford

Brain Under Construction

Educators should take note
By Richard Zweier

The Power of Mouse to Mouse

School districts can communicate better with their stakeholders on a one-to-one basis
By M. Larry Litwin