Highlighting the proposed 2015 budget in MA, new investments in early childhood education in CT, the Belleville school board in NJ attempting to intimidate educators and community members and a video wrapup of community service grant projects in IL.
State New Jersey
This week we talk about common core implementation in MD, a new achievement gap task force in WI, how you can nominate a colleague for MA’s Human and Civil Rights Awards and Paterson EA members in NJ rallying for a fair contract.
This week we talk about pensions in Pennsylvania, part-time faculty rights in Ohio, and feature video from a lobby day in Illinois and a rally in New Jersey.
There is growing concern among some states that for-profit charter schools have a fundamental conflict of interest: Are they more concerned about their stockholders or the education of children?
This week we talk about teacher evaluations in WA and the fight for paraprofessional rights in WI and feature video from the MA Public Higher Education Advocacy Day and NJ’s testimony against the One Newark plan.
The exodus of students to charters can further reduce enrollment in district-run schools, making them candidates down the road for closure.
NJ Art Teacher Marie Corfield: Educators need a seat at the table
This week we talk about Gov. Kasich’s education funding issues in Ohio, the newly nominated Commissioner of Education in New Jersey, the unveiling of the new sculpture honoring Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut and feature a petition on teacher evaluations in Washington.
This week we talk about a bad teacher evaluation bill going down in WA, a new pension plan for private workers being introduced in WI, proposed changes to the school grading system in FL and feature video of the NJ Vice President addressing the One Newark plan.
This week we talk about Christie vetoing a full-day kindergarten bill in NJ, COLA and class size bills making the rounds in WA, how you can join MA educators for a higher education advocacy day and feature a new television ad from our CT affiliate.