Understanding PARCC Instructional, Supports and Assessment Tools by Dr. Bonnie A. Hain, Director of ELA/Literacy Content and Instructional Supports, PARCC Inc.; A Look at PARCC Score Reports by NJDOE Assistant Commissioner/Chief Performance Officer Dr. Bari Erlichson; and What Parents, Educators and Students Need to Know About NJ's PARCC Testing by NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza (3/26)
“We’re in a new age,” Bozza said. “Social media’s exploded.” (3/20)
"The ideal solution is to fully fund the School Funding Reform Act. The fair solution is to divide what money does come to public education per the SFRA formula. The life ring to keep districts like Freehold Borough afloat is to fund the under adequacy aid..." (3/25)
Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59:59 pm EDT on Thursday, April 16, 2015 to be considered in-window. The extension of the application window will not slow down or adversely impact the review of applications or cause a delay in issuing funding decisions for those applications which have been submitted and certified.
Shared Services, Consolidation and Administrative Costs - Separating Fact from Fiction!
Administration Announces $12.7 Billion in Total Education Funding for Fiscal Year 2016
The proposal involves the following steps: • Freeze the existing pension plans; benefits earned to date would not be affected; • Align future public employee retirement benefits with private-sector levels; • Also align public employee health benefits with private-sector levels; • Fairly realign State and local responsibility for new and sustainable pension and health benefits; • Lock in fixed and certain pension funding with a constitutional amendment; this will protect employees and retirees from the vagaries of politics and the annual budget process, and • Transfer the assets, liabilities and risks of the existing pension and new retirement plans to employee entities willing and able to assume this obligation. (2/25)
Joint Memo from NJPHBSC and NJEA to the Governor, Senate President and Assembly Speaker. (2/25)
This Summit on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, 9:00am-3:30pm in Newark, will focus on the importance of afterschool and out-of-school time programming and its impact on the success of New Jersey’s youth and the communities in which they live. (3/9)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Dolan Performance Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth. (3/13)
With the passage of the Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act, New Jersey has set the standard by requiring that screenings be conducted for the silent cardiac abnormalities that may lead to the sudden death of a student-athlete. (3/12)
Chief Education Officer of the Somerville Public Schools, Dr. Timothy Purnell is named the 2015 Superintendent of the Year.
All districts received secure access to their 2013-14 teacher and principal/AP/VP Median Student Growth Percentile (mSGP) data on January 8, 2015. (1/16)
NJDOE has received a number of inquiries regarding the ability of parents and students to choose to not participate in the statewide assessment program, including the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. In an effort to clarify school district responsibility in this regard, the Department is providing the following guidance.
New statewide assessments to measure student achievement in high school Math and English graduation requirements, for the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018, have been announced by the New Jersey Department of Education. Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of NJASA explains what to expect for students earning a New Jersey high school diploma.
This decision is reflective of the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) ongoing efforts of nearly seven years of planning and field testing to provide New Jersey students with demonstrated proficiencies for career or college ready paths and the ability to receive a state-endorsed high school diploma.
The Association understands that clear, consistent and targeted standards benefit students throughout New Jersey.
Over the last several months, there has been a lot of talk about the Common Core. JerseyCAN wanted to hear directly from teachers how the standards impacted teachers and students in the classroom. Please share these videos with your colleagues so we can spread the word about how the Common Core is helping New Jersey's students and teachers.
Meanwhile, governor continues to push budget plan at ‘town hall’ meetings, the latest in Whippany
Enough: This hysteria about the PARCC exam needs to stop.
Promises to weigh impact of ‘opt-outs’ on assessment of teachers and schools, but asserts that new testing will prove its worth
At his 131st town hall here today, Gov. Chris Christie said his administration’s repeated failures to overturn the state’s school funding formula has been the “single most frustrating arc during my time as governor.” Read more at Fixing school funding ‘single most frustrating arc’ of tenure, Christie says
Hespe tells Senate panel participation is high despite ‘opt-out’ campaign, which he says is largely fueled by misinformation
The search is on for superintendents in several Central Jersey school districts, but finding a superintendent may not be an easy task.
State Senate president asserts that his own proposal calls for nothing less than eliminating the conventional fee-for-service payment model
The public hearings will center on Christie's proposed $33.8 billion budget, which assumes a 3.8 percent increase in revenue and affords little new money for schools...