education policy

NJSPL The Future of Educator Performance Assessments in New Jersey

In June 2022, the State Assembly and Senate voted unanimously to pass a dramatic change to the existing legislation, which removed the State Board of Education edTPA requirement and furthermore outlined that educator preparation programs were prohibited from even considering a candidate’s performance-based assessment(s) when making teacher certification decisions.

Education advocates to Gov. Murphy: Update N.J. Board of Education

All 13 members of the New Jersey Board of Education will be sitting in expired seats by the end of the school year unless the state Legislature approves three new members Gov. Phil Murphy nominated in September. Julia Sass Rubin, a professor at the Edward J....

Some Newark charter schools fail to fully comply with transparency rules

Charter schools’ failure to keep the public informed about their board proceedings is significant, as more than a third of Newark’s public school students attended charter schools last year and $300 million, or 28% of the district’s budget this school year, will go to...

X = why? A reporter's PARCC failure

"It's really an egregious test," said Julia Sass Rubin, a PARCC opponent with Save Our Schools New Jersey, a group fighting the testing. "It's extraordinarily difficult." Courier Post, April 16

Give PARCC a chance, says education commissioner

Julia Sass Rubin, a professor at Rutgers University and advocate with the Save Our Schools New Jersey coalition, said the funding threat was baseless. Schools routinely fall below the 95 percent participation rate, she told reporters after the hearing. "That has never...

Education policy lecture: Understanding School Funding in New Jersey

Stan Karp, Director of the Secondary Education Reform Project at the Education Law Center will discuss New Jersey’s struggle for education equity in a policy lecture on Monday, October 22 at the Bloustein School. In “Understanding School Funding in New Jersey,” Mr....


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Rutgers Disability Coming Out Day

Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Forum, CSB 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

A panel of disability activists will discuss building a society that works for all of us. Future leaders in planning, policy, healthcare, and education are encouraged to join to learn […]