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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.

Latest Episodes

Education Matters: The Sunshine Law, Meeting Minutes & Taping of Meetings
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November 21, 2012
Please Join host Ray Pinney as he discusses what boards need to know about their minutes and the public's rights to tape meetings.
Education Matters: The Sunshine Law, Meetings & Committees
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October 18, 2012
Discussing the Sunshine Law and What Constitutes a Meeting -- New technology makes it difficult to determine what a meeting is and it also makes it possible for remote participation. In addition the presenters speak on the Sunshine Law and the role of committees. Please join Education Matters host Ray Pinney and NJSBA counsel Donna Kaye as they discuss issues such as board committees, emails and what constitutes a meeting under the Sunshine Law. Episode 1
Meet NJSBA President John Bulina
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August 21, 2012
Meet NJSBA President John Bulina
Education Matters: Goal Setting
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May 30, 2012
Well-defined goals are vital to continuous improvement. The ability for a school board or a charter school's board of trustees to effectively establish goals is one of its most crucial functions. Join NJSBA's Member Outreach Coordinator, Ray Pinney, and veteran Field Service Representative, Gwen Thornton, for an in-depth look at the importance of goal setting.
Education Matters: The Board's Role in the Non-Renewal Process
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May 07, 2012
All non-tenured teaching staff need to be notified of their employment status on or before May 15. Join NJSBA's Ray Pinney and Michael Kaelber for a timely discussion on the board's role in the non-renewal process and other seasonal personnel matters.