Education Matters


Education Matters highlights governance and other issues that school board members, school administrators and charter school trustees will be dealing with each month.

The host of the show is Ray Pinney, NJSBA's member outreach coordinator, who also hosts the Association's online radio show, Conversations on New Jersey Education.

Viewers may submit questions for Ray Pinney to answer on the show using our online contact form.

Multimedia Discussions

Should your school district explore its homework policies and practices?

In this School Leader article, Busy Work or Home Learning?, Dr. Ross Kasun, superintendent of the Freehold Township School District discusses his experience with rethinking his district’s homework practices and policies. This article makes a strong case for taking another look at a school district’s homework practices.

In the Conversations on New Jersey Education podcast interview, Remaking Homework in a School District, Dr. Kasun is joined by Dr. Jeff Huguenin and Mr. Edward Aldarelli, principals in two Freehold district schools, to discuss their experiences in implementing a homework policy change in their school district.

Latest Episodes

Senate President Steve Sweeney Discusses Critical Issues in Education
May 18, 2015
Senate President Steve Sweeney shares his viewpoint on the state pension crisis, the superintendent salary cap and other key issues. (Please note that the views expressed by Senator Sweeney are his views and do not necessarily represent the views of NJSBA.)
Senate's Top Republican Shares Viewpoint on Public Education
May 18, 2015
Senate GOP Leader, Tom Kean, Jr., discusses current educational issues and the role of local school boards in advocacy. (Please note that the views expressed by Senator Kean are his views and do not necessarily represent the views of NJSBA.)
Getting Started as a Sustainable School
March 30, 2015
Many schools and school districts are interested in the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. What are the steps that a school district and a school board needs to take in order to become certified? Are there current district practices that might be recognized as a best practice? Please join host Ray Pinney as he discusses the procedures for the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program with Heather McCall, Director of Sustainable New Jersey.
Education Matters: The CSA Evaluation Process
April 03, 2012
The first episode features Joanne Borin, a veteran field service representative, talking about superintendent evaluations and guiding viewers through the process of using NJSBA's online chief school administrator evaluation program.
Education Matters: Being an Effective Board Member
April 03, 2012
NJSBA County Activities Coordinator, Christy Tighe, speaks on being an effective board member.