As a noontime aide at John Reynolds Elementary School in North Philadelphia, Carol Porter is used to quieting rowdy kids or breaking up horseplay. But when a 7-year-old student told her he had a gun in his backpack, it was a first.
Gov. Chris Christie, faced with a school district that has the second lowest graduation rate in the state, a declining enrollment and high poverty said Camden's system is broken and that the state is taking over Camden City Public Schools immediately.
An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.
State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.
When the school district switched from seventh-through-ninth grade junior highs to sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools in 1987, all sports for middle schools were eliminated. That changed last September when new funding generated by the sale of advertising on district sports scoreboards and rebates from some vendors made an enhanced sports program possible.
Deerfield Public Schools have pulled the trigger on the first big computer buy in over two and a half years, allotting $327,000 for Google Chromebooks, Nexus 7 Tablets and support equipment for web-based learning.
Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks in Jersey City public schools contained lead contamination above federal environmental standards during recent testing, according to a report unearthed by a Jersey City parent.
After seven years of being crammed into trailers without a playground, students of A. Chester Redshaw Elementary School (New Brunswick, N.J.) were filled with glee that ground finally was broken on the reconstruction of their school. All said they anxiously await their first-ever school playground.
The Allentown School Board was considering a resolution last night that called for slashing 38.5 high school teachers, 21 elementary school related arts teachers and 19 middle school related arts teachers, among other teacher cuts.