Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Category: Education

N.J. legislator proposes mandating HPV immunization for school kids

TRENTON, N.J. — As New Jersey legislators move to limit the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations and in so doing dramatically expand the potency of the state’s existing school immunization requirements, another bill waiting in the wings is guaranteed to stir the pot even further on this controversial topic. A1847 – sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt of […]

Op-Ed: We’re Facing the Fate of Wall-E

When I first heard Toys ‘R Us was closing, I felt a deep twinge of loss. The news was made more painful by my twelve-year-old’s reporting of it. “Mom, it’s so sad. They’re closing because kids don’t play with real toys anymore.” The shuttering of the New Jersey-based retail giant isn’t just evidence of Amazon’s […]

SAD! Snooki fetched a larger Rutgers speaking fee than Hillary

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Hillary Clinton visited Rutgers University last Thursday evening and collected a check for $25,000. A nice pay day? You bet, Save Jerseyans. But it’s still $7,000 less than the $32,000 lump sum paid to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi when the former Jersey Shore reality TV personality spoke at New Jersey’s largest university back […]

Marlboro Schools Get Armed and Uniformed Cops

By Art Gallagher _ Marlboro Township’s K-8 schools now have armed and uniformed police officers present at all times during school hours under an agreement between the Township and Board of Education that was approved by the Board last night, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced. “I am pleased that the Board of Education has supported our […]

N.J. district facing backlash over gun photo suspensions changes policy

The Lacey school district quietly changed a policy last week that prohibited students from legally handling a gun off campus after being threatened with a law suit by a gun advocacy organization. … that sparked the community backlash was taken on a weekend at a private gun range, according to Lacey Township resident Amanda Buron, […]

Opinion: NJ’s High School Diplomas – Worth the Paper They’re Printed On?

Laura Waters Last month, New Jersey’s new acting Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet described the state’s sixth year in a row of increased high school graduation rates – now 90.5 percent – as “exciting,” because it “demonstrates we are on a path toward closing our achievement gaps and achieving excellent and equitable educational opportunities for […]

Major N.J. town placing police in all schools starting Monday

By The Staff _ Cherry Hill, New Jersey will place “fully equipped” township police officers in all township schools effective Monday March 5th. The post-Parkland move was first reported by The Courier-Post. It comes only days after a mass student walkout over school safety — and a suspended teacher who broached the topic to his […]

The List: Top 10 School Districts Where English Is Not the Primary Language

That New Jersey is among the most diverse states in the nation is a given, but anyone who has doubts can just look at the most recent District Performance Reports issued by the state Department of Education. These report cards for districts include information about languages spoken in the homes of the state’s 1.4 million […]

Photo credit: NBC 10

South Jersey high school’s students stage walkout over school safety

Photo credit: NBC 10 _ By The Staff _ Hundreds of students at Cherry Hill East (a large high school in Camden County, New Jersey) walked out of class on Tuesday morning to protest the reported suspension of their teacher Timothy Locke. Locke, 59, was placed on administrative leave last week after the he expressed concerns over […]

Parkland shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Why didn’t school system do more?

MIAMI — At times, Nikolas Cruz’s behavior could be a school administrator’s nightmare: Teachers and other students said he kicked doors, cursed at teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with bullets to school. He collected a string of discipline for profanity, disobedience, insubordination and disruption. In 2014, administrators transferred Cruz to […]