New Jersey Education News

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New Jersey Education News

Here’s how many N.J. residents sought student loan forgiveness under Biden plan now in court

The high court will decide whether President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program is legal. [Read more]

Rutgers Prep failed to prevent sexual assault of student, lawsuit claims

A 17-year-old student was sexually assaulted by a teacher who also worked as a coach at the school, the lawsuit says. [Read more]

Teachers in one of N.J.’s largest districts reach new deal after months without a contract

Negotiators signed off on the deal at 2:30 a.m. Thursday following a long mediation session. [Read more]

29-year-old woman used fake birth certificate to enroll at N.J. high school, police say

The woman was charged with providing a false government document with the intent to verify one’s identity or age, investigators said. [Read more]

An education champion is stepping down after 26 years

David Sciarra, the lawyer who led the Education Law Center through 26 years of court battles in support of educational equity, is stepping down as head of the nonprofit group… [Read more]

Keeping secrets is bad | Opinion

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

Adult arrested after enrolling as student at N.J. high school, superintendent says

A video shows the superintendent making an announcement during a board meeting. [Read more]

N.J. school closings, delayed openings due to snow for Wednesday

New Jersey school districts announced school closings, delayed openings for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 due a winter storm expected to drop a few inches of snow on parts of the… [Read more]

Last chance to stop secret sweetheart deal for Newark schools chief | Editorial

This is a district facing deep challenges that demand a full airing. [Read more]

Newark school board moves to hire its own lawyer amid superintendent controversy

The move follows what the board president characterized as a “controversy” over the automatic renewal of Superintendent Roger León’s contract last May for an additional five years, from 2023 to… [Read more]

Newark’s school board made a big mistake. Here’s how to fix it. | Opinion

We don’t know which board member knew what and when they knew it, but what we do know is this: There is a window to right this wrong. [Read more]

Eid should be a school holiday, Muslim parents say as N.J. district weighs calendar change

Schools should close for the major Muslim religious holidays, including Eid al-Fitr, parents said. [Read more]

After quiet renewal of Newark superintendent’s contract, parents urged to attend board meetings

Superintendent Roger León presides over New Jersey's largest school district and is one of the state's highest-paid school officials. In May, his contract was renewed automatically for five years without… [Read more]

Teens tell N.J. lawmakers young drivers need more mandatory practice behind the wheel

An Assembly bill advanced that would require student drivers in New Jersey to have 50 hours of supervised practice, after teens told lawmakers practice makes for safer drivers. [Read more]