Education Issues


Another Alternative On How We Evaluate Teachers

While Governor Christie through Executive Order 42 established a New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force, a separate group of educators formed to create their own recommendations in the area of teacher evaluations. The group was called EQuATE (Educator’s for the Quality Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness) and its report is also now public. Teacher evaluations are now at the forefront of the education reform movement.

The Implications of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Law on NJ School Districts

On Jan. 5th Gov. Christie signed into law the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights which is historic legislation. By most accounts this legislation will have a dramatic impact in our school districts. Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, administrator or school board member this legislation will affect you. Please join host Ray Pinney as he interviews school board attorney Paul Green a partner with the firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, on the implications of this law.

Talking Tenure Reform With A Teacher

What are teachers’ everyday concerns with proposals to change tenure, seniority rights, and evaluation methods? Ray Pinney, host of Conversations on New Jersey Education, will discuss these issues with Joseph Cheff, a teacher in the Paterson School District and president of the Passaic County Education Association.

Assembly Education Committee Chair, Patrick Diegnan, Discusses Governor's Education Reform Agenda

Conversations on New Jersey Education, will feature the Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick Diegnan. Host Ray Pinney will interview Assemblyman Diegnan on pressing issues including the governor's proposed budget and education reform agenda.

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.

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.

Acting as One District

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

Buying Power

Cooperative purchasing programs allow districts to save

By Dennis Coxi