Explainers

EXPLAINER: How To Get Your District To Pay For a Private Special Education Placement

Twenty years ago my husband and I were faced with a challenge: Jonah, our then-three-year-old who has Fragile X Syndrome,…

3 months ago

EXPLAINER: What Is an IEP and How to Make Sure Your Child’s Needs Are Met

If you have a child with disabilities like me, you’re not alone: According to the latest data, over 7 million…

1 year ago

EXPLAINER: That $2.6 Billion Pandemic Relief Money for NJ Schools is Driven by Title 1. So What Is Title I?

When national politicians and lobbyists argue we should spend more money on K-12 education, they’re almost always talking about increasing…

1 year ago

EXPLAINER: The Truth About Critical Race Theory and How It Shows Up in Your Child’s Classroom

WHAT IS CRITICAL RACE THEORY? Critical race theory (sometimes abbreviated to CRT) is an intellectual approach to looking at U.S. society…

2 years ago

EXPLAINER: What Are Standardized Tests and Why Do We Need Them?

Few education topics get parents, teachers, and school leaders more riled up than discussions about using results from student tests…

2 years ago

EXPLAINER: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding in New Jersey

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? You may have heard it as the “second big COVID stimulus,”…

2 years ago

Explainer: How Are Schools Funded in New Jersey, and Why Are My Property Taxes So High?

New Jerseyans love to complain about their property taxes ---with some justification. According to WalletHub, we pay the highest property…

2 years ago