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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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NJSBA has new leadership with the appointment of Dr. Larry Feinsod as the Association's executive director. What is his vision on how to improve NJSBA – and improve services to school boards? Please join host Ray Pinney... more

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is much more than just science or math classes. STEM is a curriculum philosophy that motivates students and generates greater student achievement. Is your district infusing... more

On Aug. 6, Gov. Christie signed into law the TEACH NJ Act, the groundbreaking tenure-reform legislation that dramatically changes the way teacher tenure is acquired and kept in New Jersey schools. The cornerstone of the law will be the... more

This year for the first in New Jersey history we will be electing candidates to the local Boards of education in a November election. Yet it does not matter much when the election is held because there is always a difference between being a... more

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