Asbury Park Press

Red Bank Regional Dreamers club reinstated after controversial vote

The Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education voted to reappoint an advisor to the RBR Dreamers club Monday night, reversing a decision in August that would have caused the termination of the club.

Updating N.J. school funding formula key to high-performance, report says

New Jersey will need to readjust its funding formula for average students and those with more complex needs if it wants to meet the education standards set in its constitution, according to a report released Thursday by a nonpartisan think tank.

Also appears in NJ Spotlight

Philadelphia Inquirer

Deptford schools crack down on unpaid lunch accounts after students reach $68,000 in arrears

Under a new policy, some Deptford students who have a delinquent meal account of $50 or more may not be served breakfast or lunch and may be barred from field trips, prom and graduation.

Also appears in 6abc Philadelphia and

Press of Atlantic City

‘Zen Den’ part of wellness push at Ocean City schools

In a corner of a dimly lit room off the cafeteria of the Ocean City Intermediate School, pillows stacked on pillows create a soft, inviting spot to take a break from a troubling world.

Parents Express Concerns Over Bus Issues at Beginning of School Year

The 2023–2024 academic year is underway in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, although the beginning wasn’t absolute smooth sailing.

North Caldwell Residents to Vote on School Board Proposal to Seek $51M in Bond Funding

Voters on Tuesday, Sept. 26 will decide on a proposal by the North Caldwell Board of Education to borrow $51 million to meet space, security and maintenance needs.

Student Essays Mark Ongoing Impact of September 11, 2001

As part of East Brunswick’s commemoration of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Mayor Brad Cohen offered local students the opportunity to write about their sense of gratitude in light of the quick and permanent losses experienced by so many people, especially in our local area, following the terrorist attacks that changed American history.


Ask the Pediatrician: How can schools prepare for sudden cardiac arrest?

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises all schools to place AEDs both inside and outside on school grounds as part of a cardiac emergency response plan. It should take no more than two minutes to get an AED and return to the victim.



Schools face a funding cliff. How bad will the fall be?

Here’s what we know: high-poverty schools face a bigger cliff, that more federal money won’t be forthcoming, and that school budgets will be shaped both by districts’ own financial decisions and those made by state politicians.

Education Week

States Look to Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Student Misbehavior, Poor Mental Health

Experts say SEL can be a first line of defense against mental health problems and misbehavior.

Teachers Want More Tech Support for Students With IEPs and 504 Plans

The findings come as the percentage of students in special education increases.

Finding the Source of PCB Contamination in Schools Just Got Easier

Researchers say they have a promising method to determine where in school buildings contamination is greatest.

‘I Literally Cried’: Teachers Describe Their Transition to Science-Based Reading Instruction

Teachers describe how they navigated the changing landscape of literacy instruction.