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7-18-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ Top Court Rules Student Records Not Covered by Open Access

In split decision, court upholds appellate ruling, shuts the door on all requests for confidential records, even those that have been redacted

In a case with potentially broad implications for both public schools and public access to student records, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that those records are confidential and not subject to disclosure, even if redacted, under New Jersey’s public records law.


Colleen O'Dea | July 18, 2019



NJ Spotlight--Superintendent’s 2020 Plan for Newark’s Schools: What to Expect

Observers are watching closely to see whether Roger León’s ideas translate into action and improvements for students


Devna Bose, Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | July 18, 2019



Star Ledger--Murphy defends hiring Cory Booker’s brother — with a quote from a football coach

Before Cary Booker was hired for a top state education job in New Jersey, he co-founded a Tennessee charter school that was described as a “clusterf---” and ordered to close in 2016 for poor performance.

Gov. Phil Murphy doesn’t seem to mind.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jul 17, 8:17 PM; Posted Jul 17, 2:32 PM


Star Ledger--N.J. now requires schools to have panic alarms. It may soon be law across the nation.

New Jersey got a new law earlier this year that will require its 2,500 public schools to have silent panic alarms to help protect students during emergencies like an active shooter.

Now, it may become law across the nation.

Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jul 17, 12:07 PM; Posted Jul 17, 11:06 AM


Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed: Is Skill Set of Cory Booker’s Brother Worth 150G?

Was the hiring of Cory Booker’s brother, Cary, just another scratch-my-back, I’ll-scratch- yours patronage hire by Governor Murphy?


Randy Bergman| July 18, 2019

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