12-5-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Educators to Trenton: Go Back to School on School Monitoring System

State DOE officials get an earful on the administrative burden imposed by a system designed to provide oversight and accountability in public schools

New Jersey’s monitoring system for its public schools has been much maligned for years for its onerous documentation and burdensome requirements, according to educators and administrators who attended a legislative hearing Tuesday. But the Murphy administration is promising it is getting better.

Carly Sitrin | December 5, 2018



Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed: NJ Pensions: Trenton’s Third Rail

The biggest burdens facing New Jersey spending are increasing pension and health-benefit commitments and continued increases in school aid.


ichard Keevey| December 5, 2018


Asbury Park Press—Freehold Boro Schools: From Cardboard Walls to New Classrooms

The construction project increases the district’s capacity from 1,148 to 1,589


Steph Solis| December 5, 2018


Education Week--When Hiring Teachers, District Leaders Prioritize 'Cultural Fit.' That Can Be a Problem

When hiring teachers, district leaders prioritize "cultural fit" above all else, including training and experience. But most are unable to measure what exactly that means. 

That's according to a new study from the Frontline Research and Learning Institute, which asked 594 school and district hiring managers from across the United States to describe their hiring preferences. Slightly more than half of the respondents were involved in recruiting and hiring decisions at the school level (like principals) and the rest served at the district level, mostly in human resources. Most of the respondents were from urban and suburban school districts. (The institute...


Madeline Will on December 3, 2018 4:29 PM