3-28-13 Education Issues in the News
Press of Atlantic City - School districts get help on debt payments... "Local state legislators said Tuesday they will work to reduce or cap the increased payments school districts are expected to make in 2013-14 for construction grants they received from the state Schools Development Authority..."

The Record - State urges patience on new report cards... "Many North Jersey superintendents have expressed concern that drafts of a new version of the state's school report cards, to be released soon, contained a number of errors..."

NJ Spotlight - Ruiz Raises 'Severe Concerns' About Administration's Teacher Evaluation Program Chief architect of tenure reform cautions against putting too much importance, too soon, on student performance on state tests... "The pace of changes has been one of the prime concerns about the new regulations since they were introduced last month. The administration does not appear to be bending much, however, as the proposed code goes to the state Board of Education for a second discussion and its first public hearing next Wednesday..."