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States Must Assess All Students—USDOE Cautions N.J. Education Commissioner
In a February 2015 letter, federal education officials said that states must assess all students, or risk losing federal funds. (2/26)
UPDATED: Your Local School Board, Your Students and PARCC
As a service to local school districts, NJSBA provides responses to frequently asked questions about the school board’s responsibility related to the administration of PARCC. (2/26).
2015-2016 Proposed State Budget: 'Formula' Aid Generally Flat
School funding will tick up slightly under the Governor’s proposed budget, but the big news is the focus on major changes in teacher pensions. (2/25)
$100,000 Available for School Projects—Sustainable Jersey for Schools
The PSEG Foundation is providing grants for school-based initiatives and green team support. (2/23)
Sustainability in Schools is Much More Than “Going Green”
This brief Education Matters video explains how implementing sustainability measures in our schools can save districts money, as well as provide other benefits. (2/20)
Creating a Safer School Environment: New Date for Central NJ Roll-out
Learn about the findings and recommendations of NJSBA’s School Security Task Force at one of three regional meetings. (2/13)
NJM Insurance Company Contributes to School Board Development
The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, NJSBA’s non-profit arm, has received a $100,000 contribution from NJM. (2/13)
Seeking Exemplary Special Education Programs
NJSBA is now accepting nominations for the 14th Annual “Innovations in Special Education” program. (2/4)
Panel Urges Further Review of State and Local Testing
In its interim report, a commission, appointed by Governor Christie, recommended that the state and local school districts review the “universe of testing” in schools. (2/2)
NEW: NJSBA Launches A+ Ideas, Programs and Practices
The NJSBA has launched a new online directory sharing exemplary ideas, programs and practices in New Jersey public schools. (1/29)
Governor Recognizes the Work of Local School Boards
Read Governor Christie’s proclamation of January as School Board Recognition Month. (1/23)
March 2 Is Cut-Off Date for Delegate Assembly Resolutions
A recent notice provides school boards with information on submitting resolutions to the next NJSBA Delegate Assembly. (1/8)
School Board Basics: Frequently Asked Questions
NJSBA’s Parent Connections webpage answers questions ranging from “I have a problem with my school; Is the school board the appropriate body to address it?” to “How does the board set the rules for its meetings?” (9/30)