Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • Get with the program or stay home

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog This is the FINAL PART (#12) of a multi-part series on an important topic, Save Jerseyans. Click here for Part One (You’re Kidding, Right?), here for Part Two (Snake Oil and Politics), here for Part Three (Vaccinations or Communicable Diseases), here for Part Four (Herd Immunity and Unvaccinated), here for Part Five (Who are […]

  • VIDEO: Christie duels with NJEA in Matawan

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog So much for that historic roadmap concord… Here’s a taste of what you missed from Town Hall #134 on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, on the same day that New Jersey’s highest court agreed to hear a key pension appeal:

  • With 2017 in play, Guadagno champions charter schools at A.C. conference

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Whether she ultimately runs for (and wins) the GOP nomination for governor in 2017 remains a topic of interest in Republican circles state-wide, Save Jerseyans, but what’s not in doubt is that Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno is actively trying to keep her options open. Traversing the state while Governor […]

  • Christie can’t afford to ignore PARCC spying scandal

    By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog There has been steadily growing concern about the impact PARCC testing will have on education in New Jersey, Save Jerseyans. Local groups such as the Concerned Citizens of New Jersey have been working diligently to educate and alert New Jersey parents, teachers and students of the problems […]

  • N.J. GOP Assemblyman demands PARCC spying investigation

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At least one Republican is demanding answers after it was revealed that Pearson and the New Jersey Department of Education were monitoring students’ social media activity during the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam, Save Jerseyans. On Tuesday, Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth and Ocean) sent a letter […]

  • Deciphering Your School District’s Budget

    By the Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Armed with your proposed budget, your most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and your most recent Financial Report Update, you are ready to ask the Business Administrator and School Board pinpoint questions. Be forwarned: it seems intentionally confusing. The problem arises from having to prepare and […]

  • Ledger snubs former reporter’s viral PARCC story

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s funny what passes for news these days, Save Jerseyans. Right now, as of this writing, the top story on concerns a man whose family vacation was allegedly ruined by a rat infestation. Nowhere to be found? Coverage of a sensational story from former Star Ledger reporter […]

  • Christie: “I’m not gonna kill PARCC before we even take PARCC”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Despite moderating his rhetoric in support of the Common Core curriculum standards, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie defiantly refused to condemn controversial PARCC testing at Wednesday’s town hall appearance in Fair Lawn. “We are going to have to test,” Christie declared, frustration apparent in his tone. “We need to know […]

  • TEXT: Chris Christie’s FY2016 Budget Address

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As prepared for delivery: Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Prieto, Lt. Governor Guadagno, members of the Legislature, friends, fellow New Jerseyans: I come before you today to present my budget for the Fiscal Year 2016. For the sixth time in a row, the budget I present is balanced. […]