Category: Education

Eliminating homework and 5 other ways to fix our outdated, broken education system | Pezzullo

By Rich Pezzullo _ Tell me anything that took 12 years to accomplish in 1960 that takes that long today? Hmm Education of a useful productive adult human? Politicians touting free college are trying to make the case that now Read More

How Cherry Hill Schools Bungled Into ‘Tunagate’ | Cirucci

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — There’s a rule in public relations that says “don’t create a problem where none exists.” Seems simple, right? Still, you’d be surprised how often this elementary maxim is violated. Read More

N.J. authorities say school lunch fraud strikes (again) in Elizabeth, but it’s a huge national problem

TRENTON, N.J. – Around 20 million kids nation-wide get free or cheap lunches every year through the National School Lunch Program. Here in New Jersey, thousands of kids receive lunches subsidized by John and Jane Taxpayer through the state program.  Read More

ROONEY: Bullet-resistant backpacks, school doors in Harrington Park are “all a Band-Aid”

TRENTON, N.J. – Office Depot has reportedly pulled bullet-resistant backpacks off of its shelves during the back-to-school shopping crunch. Meanwhile, the Northern New Jersey community of Harrington Park is installing bullet-resistant doors (imported from Israel) at its local K-8 school.  Read More

Following firings, N.J. lawmakers push legislation to dissolve the SDA patronage pit

TRENTON, N.J. – The Schools Development Authority (SDA) was back in the news this week when 30 employees were terminated, 27 of which were reportedly connected to the notorious authority’s disgraced former CEO.  Some believe the authority has out-lived its usefulness. Read More

ROONEY: Phil Murphy’s cap scrap won’t help; it’s time to ask if “we even need superintendents”

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy’s repeal of former Governor Chris Christie’s superintendent salary cap generated strong reactions throughout the Garden State this week.  Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney returned to the Chasing News A+ Panel on Monday to opine Read More