May 12, 2020

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King: What Does Repollet’s Departure Mean for New Jersey’s Education Department?

Last night the Board of Trustees of Kean University, one of New Jersey’s public colleges, voted to install current Department of Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet […]
May 11, 2020

Repollet (Finally!) Will Be Appointed as President of Kean University.

When did I first hear this rumor, widely circulated among staff member of the New Jersey Department of Education? Actually in June 2019 I wrote, […]
May 4, 2020

Why Can’t We Fix Asbury Park? Thirteen Years of State Oversight and Still Circling the Drain.

I’ve spent a fair bit of time recently on Asbury Park Public Schools at the behest of residents and staff members who have asked me […]
May 1, 2020

New Jersey DOE Issues Guidance on Special Education Waivers: Parents Get a Win!

Last night Peggy McDonald, who leads the New Jersey Department of Education’s oversight of students with disabilities, released the memo below concerning the 30 NJ […]
April 29, 2020

How the New Jersey Department of Education Went From Technology Leader to Technology Laggard

On Monday I wrote about Paterson Public Schools’ poor implementation of home instruction during this pandemic, hindered largely by the lack of one-on-one devices for […]
April 23, 2020

Sources Reveal the Story Behind NJ’s Inequitable Online Learning

Joicki Floyd is an English teacher at Newark’s Weequahic High School which, like the rest of New Jersey, is relying on remote instruction during coronavirus […]