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The only News Platform in New Jersey Completely Dedicated to Education Reporting Adds In-Depth Video Coverage
As students across the state return to the classroom. NJ Education Report, the only news platform in New Jersey completely dedicated to statewide and local education reporting, announced today that it has expanded its coverage to include consistent and timely video reporting. Award-winning local content producer Brian Brodeur will manage production of the video segments, which will be posted on a regular basis on New Jersey Education Report and disseminated under the NJER TV banner. The announcement was made by Laura Waters, Managing Editor and Founder of NJ Education Report.
“When we first launched NJ Education Report, our hope was to elevate the conversation throughout the state and provide real news reporting on issues concerning educational equity, access, and opportunity.” stated Waters. “Most of all, we wanted to provide New Jersey with a dedicated news platform for education-related news and information. NJ Education Report has become a needed resource and in the last year we have seen a significant interest and growth in our news site. The launch of NJER TV is the next, obvious step in our growth and we are thrilled to have Brian involved in this effort. As a respected and local content creator, it is clear that he will help us ensure there are consistent checks and balances for the Governor’s Office, the State Department of Education, state legislators, district leaders, teacher unions, and school boards.”
“Since the initial launch of NJ Education Report, I have valued Laura and her team’s vision and collaboration,” stated Brodeur. “NJER TV is a valuable addition to the NJ Education Report platform. I’m very proud that my production team can be part of this important expansion.”
Waters has been at the forefront of breaking news regarding the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education, as well as covering state and district-level politics and policy.
As part of the launch, NJER TV formally released the following catalog of video news segments, each developed and produced by Brian Brodeur. These and future videos can be found on NJ Education Report and the NJER TV’s YouTube Channel. In addition, new videos will be published on NJ Education Report’s daily Morning Newsletter:
Everyone is talking about teacher shortages. What’s really happening? And how can this innovative program help? Robert Goodman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, explains how his program creates a new pipeline for science teachers and what other fields can learn from his experiences.
Newark teacher union president John Abeigon, Reverend Dr. David Jefferson, Sr. of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, and New Jersey Children’s Foundation Executive Director Kyle Rosenkrans introduce a collaborative effort—across all school sectors—to provide Newark students with the tools they need to recover from “staggering” learning loss.
In this video, JerseyCAN’s Janellen Duffy announces a program called “Parent Champions for Strong Schools.” The seven-week summer course will give parents tools to advocate for changes in their local schools and on the state level.
Laura Waters, managing editor of New Jersey Education Report, discusses the disconnect between the violent and academically dismal reality that students and teachers experience at Newark’s Malcolm X Shabazz High School and the propaganda issued by NJ’s largest school district.
Education expert Patricia Morgan explains why NJ’s new diploma-qualifying test is important for parents, teachers, and school leaders. Parents, hold your school board accountable for how they’re spending huge amounts of federal money!
Maria Lorenz is a long-time special education advocate–not only for her two sons, both on the autism spectrum, but for other Latino families who have children with special needs enrolled in public schools in Elizabeth, NJ. Here she describes her endless fight to meet one of her sons’ severe medical and educational needs
Last week a large group of parents and students rallied at the New Jersey State House to protest the Murphy Administration’s refusal to expand several blue-ribbon charter schools, including North Star academy in Newark – one of the highest performing charter schools in the country. NJ Education Report heard from several Newark parents about their charter school experiences as well as their concerns regarding their children’s education in NJ.
In early February 2022, Gov. Murphy’s Department of Education abruptly denied the long-planned expansion of two high-performing public charter schools in Trenton, NJ. In this NJER TV exclusive, four mothers explain to Gov. Phil Murphy how his denial of these expansions will inflict academic and emotional harm on their children and why his decision to limit seats in these schools is unfair to low-income families.