New Jersey Education Association
The New Jersey State Assembly voted Monday to curtail the use of a controversial standardized test in the state’s schools, following a litany of concerns from parents.
Some 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.
The largest teachers’ union in New Jersey has endorsed Democrat Barbara Buono in her campaign for governor.
State education officials said students will be returning to classes Monday in many New Jersey schools that were shuttered by the superstorm.
At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.
Gov. Chris Christie called for the leader of the state’s teacher’s union to resign Wednesday, after the union chief said “life’s not always fair” while discussing how poor families can’t afford private schools – and union opposition to vouchers that could help them do so.
As New Jersey’s acting education commissioner, Christopher Cerf is charged with carrying out Gov. Chris Christie’s plans to overhaul some aspects of the state’s public education system.
“It’s none of your business.” Those five words from Gov. Chris Christie over his children’s education have New Jersey voters in a tizzy.
Christie said Friday that “embers of revolution” in public education need to be stoked as he pushed his reforms and attacked the New Jersey Education Association for blocking progress.
Never one to shy away from an verbal jab or two, Christie is now turning his focus on Illinois and their governor, Pat Quinn.
If the New Jersey state legislature adopts a new recommendation, teacher evaluations could see a significant change.
Gov. Chris Christie has spent much of his first year in office criticizing schools for being inefficient and the teachers union for keeping them that way.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a nine-member task force that will recommend changes in the way public school teachers are evaluated.