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April 29, 2015

N.J. Officials Strike Preliminary Deal Over PARCC's Weight in Teacher Evaluations

The use of test scores in teacher evaluations continues to be a controversial issue in many states, and New Jersey could soon agree to reduce the weight of PARCC scores in the 2015-16 evaluations.

April 17, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Rates Low for Early Grades, Higher for Secondary Students

The New Jersey Department of Education calculated opt-out rates for state exams for the first time but the figures released this week are preliminary.

April 16, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Stats: Under 5 Percent for Early Grades, Near 15 Percent for H.S.

New Jersey has attracted a fair bit of media attention over the opt-out issue, but getting hard-and-fast numbers about opt-outs can be a difficult exercise.

April 10, 2015

N.J. Parents Ask State Board to Develop Opt-Out Rules

The New Jersey State Board of Education will consider parents' request to adopt test-refusal guidelines and protect students who skip state tests from being punished.

February 26, 2015

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson Gets Contract Renewal

Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.

January 29, 2015

Most New Jersey Parents Say Testing Too Taxing, Poll Finds

A new poll find that the majority of New Jersey parents believe they should have the right to opt their children out of state standardized testing.

January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

January 09, 2015

New Jersey Parents, Teachers Criticize State Testing

New Jersey parents, teachers and students criticize PARCC testing during a recent State Board of Education meeting.

December 23, 2014

After-School Program for Special-Needs Students to Open in Trenton, N.J.

Children with disabilities who are enrolled in Trenton, N.J., public schools will have their own after-school program beginning in early January, after the school board and a local advocacy group reached an agreement last week to collaborate on the program.

December 16, 2014

Rural Districts in New Jersey Lose Funding Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged that rural districts in the state have been underfunded for years.

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