10-31-12 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight - NJ Spotlight Roundtable: NJ Schools Aren’t Making the Grade…Forum participants tackle problem of graduates ill-prepared for college, work force
Star Ledger editorial - Lies in Newark over teacher contracts: Editorial
10-26-12 Court Decision on Superintendent Salary Caps based on Legislature's law, known as 'A4', passed in 2007
The Record - N.J. appeals court upholds caps on superintendent salaries for 3 districts, including Passaic
"...The superintendants, along with the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, said the Christie administration had encroached on the Legislature’s authority when it imposed the caps in 2010...Christie said at the time that he was “disappointed” that superintendants’ salaries had become a “political football,” and the state Department of Education argued that a 2007 law gave it the power to oversee school district’s financial management...
10-25-12 Late Morning Breaking News - 'Court sides with state on salary cap case'
GSCS Note: Per our Note published in out 10-1-12 Emailnet..."There is no doubt that the salary caps have had a negative impact on the stability of public school leadership in New Jersey. The dramatic loss of chief school administrators has been recorded and reported accurately. GSCS observes this via its membership and board table. There is clear reason for concern, and the issue is not going to go away..."
10-25-12 Camden T&E Case Snagged at Admin Law Judge Level...Spin-off Newark Teacher Group Rejecting Proposed Contract
NJ Spotlight - Judge Rules Against Parents in Camden Case, Kids to Remain in District Schools…Citing poor test grades and decaying public schools does not sway judge in petition for emergent relief
NJ Spotlight - Jeers and Cheers Greet Newark Teachers Contract Agreement…Dissident NTU faction helps ensure that contract is not a done deal
10-24-12 Education in the News
Press of Atlantic City - Education commissioner stresses finding new ways to be effective at school boards conference in Atlantic City
10-23-12 Education Issues in the News
NJ Spotlight - NJEA Boss No Fan of Newark Contract Deal…Vincent Giordano quietly disagrees with two key components of the tentative deal: performance benefits and peer evaluation
10-22-12 Impact - Nov school board elections...Interaction - Facebook and Newark Contract
NJ Spotlight - Facebook Foundation Turns Corner with Contribution to Newark Contract…On eve of agreement, head of Foundation for Newark's Future talks about organization’s work so far
10-21-12 In the News - Take on Newark Teachers Contract & Reducing State Takeover bill Introduced
The Record - Lawmakers seek to end N.J. takeover of schools
10-19-12 Newark Teachers Contract Changes, Anti-Bullying Reports and Support
Philadelphia Inquirer - N.J. school bullying apparently not widespread… “With 603 New Jersey school districts and 75 charter schools, application of the law is uneven for a variety reasons, including economics.The state awarded $1 million in implementation grants in the 2011-12 school year after the state Council on Local Mandates ruled the law was an unfunded mandate. Districts requested $5 million.
This school year brought no new state anti-bullying funds. "It would be very helpful if there was state support in this," said Lynne Strickland, director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools.
10-18-12 Groundbreaking Ed News - Merit Pay in Newark Contract, Supreme Court to hear Charter Case
Star Ledger - Newark teachers strike historic deal including bonuses for top educators
NJ Spotlight- Quest Academy Charter to Get Its Day in Supreme Court…After being denied a charter for a record five times, Quest questions if the state is meeting its own 'standard for review'
NJ Spotlight - Newark Teacher's Contract Culmination of Two Years Give and Take…The new deal includes large-scale bonus system and teachers evaluating teachers
10-17-12 Choosing Evaluation Models - in the News
10-16-12 Charter program seeking growth in Camden
10-15-12 Three Camden parents say their children not receiving a thorough and efficient education
10-15-12 Education Issues in the News
Courier Post Online - Guidebook helps N.J. schools prepare for violent crises
10-9-12 Education and Related Issues in the News
10-12-12 Principal Evaluations Program and Timeline in the News
10-12-12 Online schools face backlash
10-11-12 Education in the News
10-10-12 State Testing Contract Extended...Two Small Districts considering regionalizing
10-5-12 Education Issues in the News
10-3-12 Education in the News
10-2-12 Charters and Anti-Bullying 'Respect Week' in the News
10-1-12 Education Issues in the New
Garden State Coalition of Schools