NJSBA praised an agreement announced by Gov. Phil Murphy this week to make changes in employee health benefits plans as a positive first step toward controlling one of the fastest-rising costs in local school districts.
September 18, 2018 • Vol. XLII No. 8
Legislative Update: Education Commissioner Testifies on PARCC Changes; Legislature Advances School Bus Safety, Other School-Related Measures
The Senate and Assembly Education Committees held a joint hearing on plans to reduce the weight of students' test scores on teacher evaluations, while the Legislature advanced several school bus safety bills.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced the first round of new Preschool Education Expansion Aid, totaling $20.6 million for 31 eligible districts. The funds will expand preschool education programs for more than 2,000 three- and four-year-old children across the state.
State education leaders on Sept. 12 called for school districts to expand and enhance arts programs for all students during an event at the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association headquarters.
An Appellate Court decision handed boards of education a small victory concerning the establishment of the annual calendar, even if that calendar conflicts with the language of the collective negotiations agreement.
Members of the education community who would like to help those ravaged by Hurricane Florence are invited to contact agencies recommended by the school boards associations in North and South Carolina.
Photographs from a recent meeting of the Hunterdon County School Boards Association.
Friday, Sept. 21 is the last day to make housing reservations for Workshop 2018, to be held Oct. 22-25 at the Atlantic City Conference Center.
At its regular monthly meeting, the State Board of Education deferred action on a Standards and Assessment proposal.
NJSBA has announced a series of free webinars designed to help boards of education save money and protect again cyberthreats.
The 48th Annual Fall School Law Forum will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atlantic City Convention Center during the annual Workshop 2018 Conference.
Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced that 111 public schools from 37 school districts have earned certification during the 2018 certification cycle. The schools will be honored at Workshop 2018.
The State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force will conduct three public listening sessions in northern, central and southern New Jersey.
A program at Union City's Emerson Middle School has been named as this year's School Leader Award winner.
Photographs from the Sept. 15 meeting of the NJSBA Legislative Committee.
Nominations for a national awards program honoring high-achieving graduating seniors are due Sept. 27.