Post Tagged with: "New Jersey"

Lead Testing to be Required in All New Jersey Public Schools

POLITICO Pro reports New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently announced two new measures that will allow New Jersey to protect students from lead poisoning. Christie will require that all public schools test for lead each year and report the findings publicly. He also will lower the level of lead in a child’s bloodstream that’s required to automatically trigger medical treatment. […]

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UPDATE: Cami Anderson Removed as State Appointed Superintendent of Newark Public Schools

New Jersey Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced on June 22 the release of Cami Anderson as State appointed Newark Public School Superintendent. Anderson, who has one year left on her contract, will be released from her post on July 8, 2015. She will be replaced by former New Jersey Public School Commissioner Christopher Cerf. He will serve as interim […]

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Newark residents make legal bid to stop controversial school reorganization plan

NEWARK — While about 350 students were attending their first day of charter school, parents, residents, union officials and community advocates gathered outside to unveil their latest effort to derail the Newark school district’s controversial reorganization.

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Manipulating test score release: “First, you’ve got to get mad!”

Originally appeared on Bob Braun’s Ledger Why is it important to write about Cami Anderson’s decision to manipulate the release of the latest results of state test scores? Here is why: Imagine your life, your livelihood, is based on a set of numbers over which you have no or, at best, very little control.  Depending on how those numbers go, you will […]

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Why is Cami Blocking Access to Test Scores?

Results of this year’s administration of the state NJ Assessment of Schools and Knowledge (ASK) tests have been delivered to the central Newark administration–but Cami Anderson, the state-appointed schools superintendent, has blocked school principals and other building administrators from seeing and analyzing them.

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Concerns Loom Over Evaluation Pilots in New Jersey

A New Jersey teacher and principal evaluation system that initially was piloted in the 2011–2012 school year has expanded to include additional teachers and principals through 2013, and will expand to include all state school districts in 2014. Based on recommendations released in a March 2011 report from the New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force established by Gov. Chris Christie, […]

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