High Standards

Hoboken Dual Language Charter Celebrates: 81% of 8th Graders Pass Spanish AP Exams

Late last week Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) released the AP scores for their 8th grade class, showing that…

7 months ago

COMMENTARY: These Three NJ Schools Defy Murphy Administration’s Push for Low Standards

Hindsight is golden but here’s what we know: School closures and remote instruction during the 2020-2021 school year were academic…

7 months ago

GOODMAN: High-Stakes Tests Don’t Help Students Learn. Why Don’t We Try This New Model Instead?

Ten years ago Robert Goodman, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL), wrote a…

8 months ago

In New Ratings, New Jersey High Schools Come in 6th in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report just issued a state-by-state performance comparison of American public high schools. The ranking is based…

8 months ago

Update: Murphy’s Education Department Fought the Board and the Board Won

With apologies to The Clash, yesterday was an embarassing one for Gov. Phil Murphy's Department of Education. At the public…

1 year ago

How Low Can You Go With Math Standards? Educators Fight Back.

The following letter expresses "alarm" at the dumbing-down of math standards, with particular reference to a new initiative in California…

1 year ago

Murphy Just Announced That He’s Replicating An Education Initiative That Failed in New York City.

Gov. Phil Murphy just announced a statewide “Computer Science for All” plan that allocates  $2 million in state grants “to…

3 years ago

Dear Gov. Murphy and Comm. Repollet: NJ Voters Want You to Maintain State Standardized Tests

The public school advocacy group called We Raise NJ just released a the results of a recent poll exploring NJ…

5 years ago