1-3-17 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Education 2017: You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard

Can Christie continue to dominate? Will the chief justice shape the state’s top court’s ruling on Abbott? Who’s likely to head up the NJEA …

A new governor to be elected, an old governor looking to cement his legacy, and, oh yeah, there’s that guy moving into the White House later this month. Two days in, and 2017 is already shaking out to be an eventful one for New Jersey.

That’s nowhere truer than in education: The Garden State is already facing a host of challenges about funding, charter schools, and teacher quality — to name just a few.

But NJ Spotlight is looking beyond just the issues, to some of the people and personalities that will likely help shape New Jersey’s public schools and the policies and laws that guide them.

Here’s just a few to keep an eye on:


John Mooney | January 3, 2017


Star Ledger--5 things N.J. parents and students should watch for in 2017

New Jersey students return to the classroom this week as 2017 ushers in a time of uncertainty in education. 

With a new president taking office in January and an election for a new governor in November, both federal and state education policies may soon be shifting. 

In the meantime, Gov. Chris Christie still has one more year to try to leave his stamp on New Jersey's education system. And schools will continue to operate under the status quo, including another round of standardized testing. 

Here are five things parents and students should watch for over the next 12 months: 


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| January 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM, updated January 02, 2017 at 10:02 AM