The New Jersey Department of Education announced on Aug. 31 that the weight of PARCC tests in annual teacher evaluations will be reduced from 30 percent to 5 percent for the new school year.
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The New Jersey Department of Education issued a memo this week clarifying that the law mandating a daily 20-minute recess period for students in grades kindergarten through five will take effect in September 2019.
On Aug. 28, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court overturned tenure charges for inefficiency brought against an elementary teacher who had been assigned to a teaching position without having the proper endorsements.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order establishing a task force to recommend cost-effective strategies for delivering health care to public employees and retirees who receive their health benefits through the State and School Employees Health Benefits Programs.
Steven Van Zandt and his band, the Disciples of Soul, will present a special concert event at Workshop 2018 on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
NJSBA's newest Monthly Minute video recaps New Jersey's major educational news for August 2018.
The NJSBA Task Force on Educational Opportunities for Non-College Bound Learners will discuss the findings of its report during a special forum on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at North Brunswick Township High School, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
NJSBA, with other major education groups in the state, recently sent a letter to superintendents and board presidents urging public schools to institute an annual “Military Opportunities Day” between September and November.
NJSBA is offering a trip to the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt. The program will focus on I-STEAM-related career pathway options, use of technology, and other student achievement topics.
The National School Boards Association is accepting nominations for its Magna Awards program, which recognizes school district innovation and creativity in helping to increase student achievement. Nominations are due Oct. 31.