January 2019: Monthly Minute
January’s Monthly Minute looks back at testing in New Jersey, new grants for computer science programs and a record-breaking number of applications for the STEAM Tank Challenge program sponsored by the NJSBA and U.S. Army.
Monthly Minute: 2018 Year in Review
It was a year of very significant changes in school funding and new leadership at the state Department of Education. But first – and most important – was good news about student achievement in New Jersey. In April, the National Assessment of Education Progress assessment, better known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” ranked New Jersey’s fourth and eighth grade students first and second, respectively, in the nation in reading and math.
November 2018: Monthly Minute
The NJSBA’s Monthly Minute video for November 2018 recaps Election Day and the discussion of the Path to Progress report at the Delegate Assembly.
October 2018: Monthly Minute
n the NJSBA’s Monthly Minute, see a recap of Workshop 2018, where more than 8,500 educators convened in Atlantic City for 250 training sessions. Attendees had the opportunity to hear keynote addresses from Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet and legendary performer Steven Van Zandt, whose Rock and Roll Forever Foundation provides free, standards-aligned curriculum content, helping teachers bring lessons to life with music.
September 2018: Monthly Minute
In the September Monthly Minute we take a look at a compromise in the area of state health benefits, PARCC testing and the status of bargaining in New Jersey’s school districts.
August 2018: Monthly Minute
A new law mandating a daily 20-minute recess for students in grades kindergarten through five, changes in the state’s standardized testing, changes in teacher evaluations, and a look at the summer meetings between board of education members and their local lawmakers are all highlighted in the latest edition of Monthly Minute.
July 2018: Monthly Minute
On July 24. Gov. Murphy signed a school funding reform bill, which was part of the budget compromise reached with the Legislature in late June. The latest Monthly Minute video, which looks back on July 2018, spotlights this new law, as well as the reorganization of the State Board of Education, and the board member candidacy deadline.
June 2018: Monthly Minute
June’s Monthly Minute features a last minute budget deal, a major U.S. Supreme Court decision and the oldest high school graduate in New Jersey.
May 2018: Monthly Minute
A visit to NJSBA by New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet, the State Board’s vote to end state operation of the Paterson schools, the NJSBA –NJPTA Legislative Conference, and the Association’s video series on school safety and security are all featured in the latest Monthly Minute video, which looks back on May 2018.
April 2018: Monthly Minute
New Jersey students’ achievement, school board leadership training, and more education news are the focus of NJSBA’s latest Monthly Minute video, looking back at the month of April.
March 2018: Monthly Minute
Nor’easters impacted school calendars, students held peaceful walkouts to protest gun violence, and NJSBA provided guidance to school districts on both. NJSBA’s Monthly Minute video looks back at these stories, and more education news, from the month of March.
February 2018: Monthly Minute
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida has had an impact nationwide. The Monthly Minute for February focuses on how the New Jersey School Boards Association will continue to address student safety and security.
January 2018: Monthly Minute
A new Governor, reorganization of local boards of education, and recognizing “School Board Recognition Month” are highlights of NJSBA’s Monthly Minute, looking back at the month of January.
View our year-end review of education news in New Jersey. Included are state aid to education, PARCC test scores, the election of our new Governor, and other major developments from 2017.
November 2017: Monthly Minute
The election of New Jersey’s next governor, Phil Murphy, and the results of NJSBA’s Delegate Assembly are highlights of NJSBA’s Monthly Minute, looking back at the month of November.
October: Monthly Minute
Among this month’s highlights include School Ethics Commission updates, 9 New Jersey School districts are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools and highlights from last month’s annual NJSBA Workshop 2017 held in Atlantic City.
September 2017: Monthly Minute
Interviews with the two major party candidates for New Jersey governor, on their views of public education, highlight NJSBA’s September Monthly Minute. School construction referenda, and resources for helping those affected by the recent torrent of hurricanes, are also among the topics covered.
August 2017: Monthly Minute
Good news for New Jersey education, in the form of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan. The news coverage also includes a farewell to a long-time legislator, and lifetime educator.
July 2017: Monthly Minute
While New Jersey schools may be closed in July, education news is hot. In NJSBA’s Monthly Minute coverage, new members were sworn in at the State Board of Education; the governor signed an NJSBA-initiated bill into law; and a state takeover district moved to local control.
June 2017: Monthly Minute
Our first installment covers the month of June.