Conversations on New Jersey Education


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A forum to explore education issues and the impact of state-level politics on New Jersey’s public school districts, hosted by Ray Pinney, of New Jersey School Boards Association. The format brings together state and local education leaders for a lively dialogue on the latest developments. Our children’s education is too important not to discuss and debate.

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The reorganization meeting is the first meeting of the new board, and important business is conducted. New board members are sworn in, and typically the board leadership is decided. What actions does a board need to make at this... more

Most people view sustainability as just another environmental project. Yet the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools is much more than a ?green? program. Being ?green? is just one of several aspects of the Sustainable Jersey programs. The... more

Election Day is almost here and soon many people will go from being a school board candidate to a school board member. Once elected what should the new board member be prepared for? What is your legal responsibility? How do... more

Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe has been in the position less than a year, but he has already taken an aggressive stance to inform the public about the Common Core State Standards in New Jersey. Acting Commissioner... more

State standards and standardized tests are not new concepts and have been part of New Jersey's education landscape for some time. However there have been recent concerns raised by some community members and educators about... more