Good News for New Orleans

Education Next – Staff Writer “What happened to the New Orleans public schools following the tragic levee breeches after Hurricane Katrina is truly unprecedented. Within the span of one year, all public-school employees were fired, the teacher contract...

Former Astronaut Helps Students Explore Mars Through STEM

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Shydale James ” For the ninth consecutive year, NJIT hosted the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, an all-inclusive residential program founded by NASA astronaut and physician Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. The...

Common Core’s biggest pitfall

The Asbury Park Press – Kala Kachmar “There is little evidence that the $186 million Common Core program will fix one of the toughest problems facing New Jersey’s classrooms: the education gap between rich and poor kids. After nearly two decades of...

An Hour of Code for a lifelong skill

The Asbury Park Press – Catherine Galioto “ASBURY PARK – Take the popularity of the Frozen Disney movie, and add inspirational stories of those in the computer science field, and you could inspire more children to take an interest in learning code....

Dispelling Five Falsehoods About Newark’s School System

Education Next – Chris Cerf “Having served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education from 2011 to 2014, I have had an inside view into efforts to improve Newark’s struggling school system. Superintendent Cami Anderson’s recent letter goes a long way toward...

Implementing Teacher Evaluation in New Jersey

Education Next – Andy Smarick “Having worked on educator evaluation reform at a state department of education, I do my best to keep up with developments related to the extremely tough work of state-level implementation. I follow New Jersey’s progress...