Category: Education

UPDATE: MVC locations close while courts, schools pivot to online operations

TRENTON, N.J. – The rolling shutdown of New Jersey government continued on Sunday afternoon and into the evening.  Governor Phil Murphy announced on Sunday his plans to order all state schools closed (though most made that decision already without him). Read More

Murphy’s student aid plan penalizes “red” N.J. counties, especially those fighting sanctuary statehood

By Matt Rooney _ You’ve heard that Governor Murphy delivered his reckless $41 billion budget address on Tuesday; on Thursday, with far less fanfare, the Governor’s administration shared its district-by-district overview of its proposed 2020-2021 school aid disbursements totaling $9 billion. Read More

Kids should be in school on Presidents’ Day learning something about America. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Full disclosure: I’m solidly in the camp of folks who believe the modern version of Presidents’ Day (formerly “Washington’s Birthday”) is utterly useless and pointless. There was a time when Americans would celebrate and honor our Read More

N.J. Assemblyman seeks to create religious exemptions for school materials, lessons

TRENTON, N.J. – Don’t want your kid participating in a sex ed class? Or controversial lesson? You could soon be in luck. Assemblyman Bob Auth (R-39) has introduced the “Protecting Parental Involvement in Curriculum Act.” – If adopted, parents would Read More

Voters in Edison, North Arlington reject school spending proposals

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. – Residents in three New Jersey municipalities shot down multi-million dollar school district spending proposals on Tuesday. In North Arlington (Bergen), a $10 million security upgrade referendum went down 906 votes to 585. – In Edison (Middlesex), Read More