New Jersey Education News

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New Jersey Education News

N.J. preschool names interim principal after teacher accused of assaulting toddler

Maureen Davenport, a veteran educator, will serve as interim principal at The Montrose Early Childhood Center in South Orange. [Read more]

Why can’t we all back diversity as the military does? | Letters

Other readers sound off about school book bans, and a misidentified airplane in a hero's obituary. [Read more]

The good guys won. This N.J. jewel is safe. | Newsletter

Here are the most popular stories from this week's Opinion section [Read more]

JC educators put spotlight on Camp Liberty’s ‘Man on a Mission’ with doc screening June 3

It continues the mission Bruno Ciborowski and Albrecht have in showing the benefits of the style of teaching Tabone championed, which builds on the arts and humanities instead of the… [Read more]

Teaching about racism isn’t ‘indoctrinating’ students, Princeton U. president says

The president of the Ivy League university fought back against efforts to restrict free speech in schools and on campuses during his address at Princeton's 276th commencement. [Read more]

When we teach math or English in New Jersey, we should include lessons on climate change | Opinion

New standards for teachers in all grades are being written. How do you feel about it? The state will accept written comments through June 7. [Read more]

Grads get $250 refund after N.J. university’s ‘chaotic’ commencement

Stevens Institute of Technology said it is investigating how commencement day was botched for graduates, who were told to leave a ceremony due to massive overcrowding. [Read more]

Fix transgender parental notification policy so it doesn’t discriminate, judge tells school board

Judge Stuart Minkowitz asked the Hanover Township school board and Attorney General's Office to align the policy with N.J.'s Law Against Discrimination. [Read more]

Former prez: Fund NJCU, preserve its vital mission | Opinion

"I ask that NJCU’s mission not be further jeopardized due to poor leadership by the former administration, and regrettably by the apparently inattentive stewardship by its Board of Trustees," Carlos… [Read more]

N.J. kids speak 190+ languages at home. See the top school district for each language.

Some of the languages are common, from Spanish to Arabic to Korean. But, other languages spoken by New Jersey students, including Afar and Cree, are rare around the globe. [Read more]

Hudson Spelling Bee champ is ready for the national stage

Kavya Jakasania of Middle School 4 in Jersey City, the 2023 Hudson County Spelling Bee winner, prepares for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, beginning May 30. [Read more]

Grads, don’t focus so much on a work-life balance | Opinion

A university president explains that work is a critical part of life, existing in a concentric circle rather than an opposing sphere. [Read more]

Duck and cover! This is not a drill. | Opinion

Schoolchildren may have to duck and cover, hide in closets, fight back, or even jump out windows. The ramifications of these drills in preparation for potential violence can come with… [Read more]

‘We’re sorry,’ school says. Graduates ‘have a right to be upset’ after disaster of N.J. commencement ceremony.

Stevens Institute of Technology's graduation ceremony was a "disappointment and inconvenience," said Nariman Farvardin, the university's president. Students were evacuated from the building and were left in a parking lot… [Read more]

No controversy here: Jersey City ed board votes to expand curriculum with social justice, Black culture courses

"The goal here is we want to create change agents. We want our students to be equipped not just for the now, but also for the future.” [Read more]

Family’s quest for better education for their U.S.-born children leads them to Mexico City

In the United States, they never had enough money to consider alternatives to a public school education. [Read more]

Tobacco isn’t a solution for NJ teens’ mental health issues. Open, honest dialogue is. | Opinion

We want to ensure that the still-developing brains of students are not being jeopardized by the long-term effects of tobacco use. [Read more]

In this age of book bans, we should celebrate all libraries, big and small | Opinion

From our National Library, with its 173 million items, to bookmobiles, they all contribute to the soul of our nation [Read more]

University holds graduation ceremony inside N.J.’s biggest mall

Felician University held its graduation ceremony at The Rink inside American Dream for the second year in a row. [Read more]

Kindergartner screaming ‘Let me breathe’ penned behind mat in N.J. classroom, mom says

School officials say they are investigating the incident, which was recorded by a school aide in a special education classroom. [Read more]