New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA)

What Does Murphy’s Flip-Flop on Charters Mean for Asbury Park Students?

Last week’s announcement that the Murphy Administration's Education Department had approved 78% of charter expansion applications provoked giddy relief after…

3 hours ago

Asbury Park Grown-Ups Are Failing Their Students: Focus on Athletics

Asbury Park Public Schools District has no compunction about feeding its administrative payroll while starving students' academic growth. The latest…

3 weeks ago

Asbury Park Spends Twice as Much Per Pupil Compared to Lakewood: How’s That Working Out for Kids?

This past weekend the Asbury Park Press published an  analysis that ranks most of New Jersey’s school districts on student…

4 weeks ago

LILLEY: Murphy Education Department’s Refusal to Confront Facts Will Cause Long-Term Damage to Our Kids, Says New Report

At long last, and only after a great deal of public outcry, Gov. Murphy’s Department of Education finally released the…

1 month ago

COMMENTARY: Should Our Equity Efforts Be Focused on Reading or Culture Wars?

This week NJ Spotlight News has a segment on the New Jersey Education Department’s much-belated release of last spring’s test…

2 months ago

Murphy’s Education Department Releases ‘User-Unfriendly’ Test Scores Available to Those With ‘Significant Excel Knowledge’

Politico NJ has published its take on the New Jersey Education Department's release of district-by-district state test scores which students…

2 months ago

2022 Test Scores: Black and Latino Public Charter School Students Are Twice As Likely to Be At Grade Level

Results show pandemic-related setbacks statewide in student learning with public charters best positioned to accelerate educational recovery   Last Friday, the…

2 months ago

What Do Just-Released Test Scores Say About the Murphy Administration’s Stance on School Choice?

Last year I reported on the decisions by the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education to reverse previously-approved charter school expansions and…

2 months ago

Statement from JerseyCAN Executive Director Paula White on Friday’s Release of Last Spring’s Student Assessments

On Friday Afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released results from the 2021-2022 New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) test.  The following is…

2 months ago

COMMENTARY: Three Ways Gov. Murphy Can Resuscitate his Education Department

I’m tired of writing about the ineptitude of the Murphy Administration’s Department of Education. And now I’m (almost!) tired of…

2 months ago