Official: School Superintendents Blindsided By PARCC Social Media MonitoringThe New Jersey Education Department says it will do a review to make sure that students' privacy is not compromised by Pearson, the standardized testing firm monitoring social media.
CBS2 Exclusive: N.J. Education Chief Says Controversial Exam Is Good For StudentsSome New Jersey parents have come out so strongly against a new computer-based math and language arts test that they have refused to allow their children to take the exam – but state education officials have rushed to its defense.
New Jersey Parents Say Their Kids Won't Be Taking New PARCC Proficiency ExamA math and language arts test has been causing controversy in the state of New Jersey, with some parents refusing to allow their kids even to take the exam.
Newark Mayor Pens Letter To President Regarding State Of School DistrictNewark's Mayor is asking for the Commander in Chief to weigh in on how to fix New Jersey's largest school district.
N.J. Report Shows Drop In School Bullying IncidentsThe report released by New Jersey's Department of Education found the number of school bullying investigations declined by nearly 40 percent in the 2012-13 school year.
N.J. DOE Proposes Setting Academic Bar Higher For Would-Be TeachersThe Department of Education is considering requiring prospective teachers to achieve at least a B average in college before they can get state certification. The new 3.0 grade-point requirement would represent a slight increase from the current 2.75.
Woodbridge Teachers, Principals Punished In Cheating ScandalTwo elementary school principals and three teachers in Woodbridge have been suspended with pay after state investigators said they helped students or encouraged cheating on standardized tests last year and in 2010.