|2-6-18 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--Fewer N.J. adults are getting their GED. Here's why.
When test makers overhauled the GED nearly four years ago, they said the new computerized version of the high school equivalency test would be a better, more accurate exam than the old pencil-and-paper version.
But, fewer New Jerseyans are taking a high school equivalency test in the wake of the 2014 makeover of the test, according to a new report by Rutgers University researchers.
Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted February 05, 2018 at 07:32 AM | Updated February 05, 2018 at 04:50 PM
The Record--Bill would offer grants, loan forgiveness to keep teachers on the job
Teachers would get grants, loan forgiveness and bigger tax exemptions under a new bill.
Teachers would get grants, loan forgiveness and bigger tax exemptions under a bill unveiled by Democratic New Jersey lawmakers Friday that aims to attract more people to the field and keep them there.
The bill was prompted by reports that teachers are leaving the classroom in greater numbers because of lagging pay, debt and a lack of support, while fewer are enrolling in teaching programs at colleges and universities.
Hannan Adely, Staff Writer, @AdelyReporter Published 6:23 p.m. ET Feb. 2, 2018 | Updated 2:54 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2018
Philadelphia Inquirer--In N.J., new administration giving 'pause' to charter schools
Kindergartners spun around in hula hoops and chased each other across a gym floor at Camden’s Pride Charter School this week, a joyful explosion of energy as recess began.
Most of them likely will stay with the charter network until they graduate from high school, predicts Superintendent Joe Conway. Demand has grown at his Camden’s Promise network, which enrolls 2,000 students, up from 100 sixth graders in 1998.
But Conway and other charter operators are concerned about what their future holds under the Gov. Murphy administration.
During his campaign, Murphy called for a “time out” on charter expansion — something about which his predecessor, Chris Christie, was bullish. Murphy has expressed reservations about how the schools, which are privately run but funded with tax dollars, are approved and operated. His transition team has recommended a “pause” on new approvals.
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