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Conversations on New Jersey Education

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The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) presents 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 NJSBA. 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. To learn more about NJSBA, visit https://www.njsba.org.

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The last two years have seen dramatic changes in public education in New Jersey. Commissioner Christopher Cerf has made Education Reform a top priority. Commissioner Cerf has made closing the Achievement Gap a priority for the... more

Special education in public schools has always been a delicate balancing act between meeting the needs of the students while keeping costs within the district's budget. Litigation for school boards can be very costly, even if the... more

There have been important education reform measures passed with bipartisan support in 2012 with more measures proposed for the fall legislative session. Join Conversations on New Jersey Education host, Ray Pinney, and his guest,... more

Whether the issue is meeting notices, minutes, committees or public comment periods, local boards of education and charter schools are governed by two laws: the Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Act. These laws... more

The way we evaluate teachers in New Jersey is going to change, and it started this year with 11 school districts piloting a new teacher-evaluation process. What were the lessons learned in these districts? What were the positive... more

Is it tough when it seems the whole world is looking to reform your profession? What does the average teacher think when they hear the public discourse on tenure reform and teacher evaluations? Please join host Ray Pinney as he... more

Few New Jersey politicians can claim to have the experience of Sen. Richard Codey. He served in the General Assembly from 1974-1981, and the State Senate since 1982. He spent several years in the position of Senate President,... more

How much should school districts spend on technology, and how can they be more efficient? Please join host Ray Pinney as he discusses ways that districts can save money through ?virtualization? and other means with... more

Most school districts received an increase in state aid this year. However, New Jersey's school-funding formulas – both the current one and previous versions – have been erratic, at best. New Jersey contains diverse... more

Many believe that the education agenda of Gov. Christie and the Senate Democrats is not that far apart, but it is in the Assembly where much of the legislation – such as tenure reform and charter school legislation... more

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