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Commentary: Learning democracy: We need civic education in schools and colleges

New Jersey is on a path to mandate civic education, with pending legislation that directs all boards of education to provide study in civics in the state’s middle schools. This initiative comes as part of a push, nationally, by politicians, teachers, parents, and, recently, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to have students grasp a deeper understanding of […]

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Best Practices: Helping Frontline Employees Transition to Frontline Supervisors

For nearly 30 years, the National Transit Institute (NTI) has served as the training and education arm of the transit industry and has delivered 7,000 courses and training events to 200,000 transit professionals. NTI courses and training programs focus on Federal Transit Administration regulations, policies and procedures for transit operators and planners. But, recently, NTI […]

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Move to dump Chiaravalloti could help progressives end organization lines

Two legislators might get unloaded by their party this year – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Holmdel) has also lost the backing of her county chairman – but the Hudson County legislative leader is the one in the spotlight because just one Democrat, Davis, wants him out. “It’s a pretty egregious example of why our system is […]

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Officials say Jersey City school district showing progress transitioning back from state control

The report was authored by the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University, which serves as the state’s independent Comprehensive Accountability Office for the Jersey City Public Schools. “…It appears that although the district may be implementing the activities on the scorecard; additional evidence is needed of systems in place that institutionalize the actions/practices, […]

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Zoning laws must be amended for sake of middle class

Thomas Kozma is a Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy junior majoring in planning and public policy. His column, “With Liberty and Justice for All,” runs on alternate Thursdays. Where is it illegal to build a duplex in New Jersey? What about triplexes or fourplexes? These may seem like simple questions, but there […]

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