Educators have known for years that teenagers are getting too little sleep and heading to school too early, but few New Jersey schools have been able to surmount the hurdles that could lead to better student outcomes.
Hoping to alleviate community concerns over the school district’s universal enrollment system, Schools Superintendent Christopher Cerf is pushing new measures to improve the process — and get more feedback along the way.
Unity Charter School is proud to announce that is has been selected, by the New Jersey School of Character Committee, as a 2017 Honorable Mention School of Character! The selection was made by the New Jersey Association for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD).
New Jersey schools that reported inaccurate and misleading data about teacher attendance won’t be able to change those statistics in the state’s school report cards, according to the state Department of Education.
None of Piscataway Township’s teachers took a sick day last year, faculty at one Sussex County school were absent for nearly half of the year, and teachers at another school showed up only 10 percent of the time.
The Princeton Charter School saw a surge in families from town trying to have their children admitted for September, despite a barrage of criticism by the Princeton school district and others against a school often seen as a lighting rod within the community.
The city school district may eliminate more than 200 jobs – including at least 96 teaching positions – under last-minute cuts revealed Wednesday night shortly before the Board of Education voted down the controversy-plagued 2017-18 budget.
New Jersey’s new plan for grading its schools for the federal government places less weight on passing state exams and extra importance on other factors, such as the performance of students learning to speak English and academic progress among students who don’t pass standardized tests.
After more than two decades of state supervision, Newark’s public schools are slated to return to local control. When the state hands the keys back to the city, local leaders will inherit a district that’s in a fundamentally different position than it was in 1995, the year the state took over.
McEntee is accused of verbally attacking and intimidating a vice principal at School 4 last December during a visit he made to the school to look into employee concerns, according to district officials and rank-and-file employees.