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August 02, 2015

Gov. Christie: Teachers' Unions Need a 'Punch in the Face' and Are 'Destructive'

Seeking an upper hand in a crowded GOP presidential election field, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for an upper cut to his old political foe.

July 29, 2015

Opt-Out Resolution From N.J. Senate Seeks End to 'Sit and Stare' Policies

The resolution, which passed by voice vote on July 23, asks the education department to develop the guidelines for students opting out of standardized tests by Sept. 1.

July 29, 2015

New Jersey Parents Will Receive Opt-Out Guidance From State Officials

Garden State lawmakers pass a resolution rather than a law to address how students are supervised once they choose to opt out of state testing.

July 20, 2015

Former Fairfax, Va., and Boston Superintendent Dies at Age 80

Robert "Bud" Spillane led two of the nation's largest school district, and is credited with rescuing one from the brink of disaster and pushing another to new heights.

June 30, 2015

Gov. Christie, Newest GOP Presidential Contender, Bemoans U.S. PISA Rankings

Christie made his presidential announcement at the Livingston, N.J. high school, which he attended and where he said he developed many of his traits that served him well later in public office.

June 30, 2015

Gov. Christie Brings Controversial K-12 Record to GOP Presidential Race

Newly minted 2016 presidential contender Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has a complex record on education policy that has attracted fierce supporters and detractors.

June 22, 2015

Embattled Newark Superintendent to Step Down

Cami Anderson, who has been under fire for much of her tenure since her appointment in 2011, will most likely be replaced by Chris Cerf.

June 12, 2015

Another Year, Another Round of Calls for Newark Superintendent's Removal

The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.

June 10, 2015

N.J. High Court Slams 'Broken Promises,' But Lets State Skip Pension Payments

In its majority opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court stated, "[T]he Judiciary is ill-suited to enter into the political decision making that accompanies the balancing of competing spending priorities."

May 28, 2015

Gov. Christie Repudiates Common Core, Wants 'New Jersey-Based' Standards

"It's time to have standards that are even higher," Gov. Chris Christie, a former common-core supporter, said in a May 28 speech.

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