New Jersey’s school funding shakeupcontinues with Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2021 state budget proposal, producing another round of winners and losers.The annual changes range from a $55 million increase for Newark Public Schools to a $55 million decrease for Jersey City, which is losing state dollars because of its strengthened local tax base. (Find out how much Murphy proposed for your district in the search tool below.)The governor’s $9 billion investment in K-12 schools increases funding by $336 million, but only 64% of districts will receive more money. A small fraction of districts, just 12, are… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 28th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey School Funding | 4 Comments »
A new agreement between Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University enables students to receive a four year baccalaureate for less than the average cost of tuition for one year at a private college.
Local college students can receive an associates and a bachelors degree for a cost of less than $33,000 under the new 3 + 1 program offered by Brookdale and Georgian Court. The average annual tuition at a four year private college was $34,790 in the 2017-2018 school year, according to StudentDebtRelief.usArt Gallagher | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Brookdale Community College, Education, Georgian Court University, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Brookdale-Georgian Court agreement cuts cost of a bachelors degree by 75%
By Rich Pezzullo
Tell me anything that took 12 years to accomplish in 1960 that takes that long today? Hmm
Education of a useful productive adult human? Politicians touting free college are trying to make the case that now it should take 16 years of education to make a human productive, engaged, happy and, with a nod towards Maslow, capable of self-actualization.
“You say you want a revolution?”, try this on for size. Instead of creating an new economy for the realities of the 21st century, why don’t we create a new education system to feed the economy that has shown itself to be capable of taking every sort of labor input and creating jobs, products and services?admin | Filed under: Education, Opinion | Tags: Education, Opinion, Rich Pezzullo | Comments Off on Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System
Freeholder Deputy Director Pat Impreveduto, the liaison to the County Superintendent of Schools and a life long educator, is advising parents of children who will be attending kindergarten in September to start preparing their kids now, in early August. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 5th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: Education, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Kindergarten, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school
The Monmouth County Vocational School District has been ranked the top school district in New Jersey by BackroundChecks.org, an online directory and portal for accessing public records and running background checks.
MCVSD is comprised of five high schools; Academy of Allied Health & Science, Biotechnology High School, Communications High School, High Technology High School, and Marine Academy of Science and Technology.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Education, MCVSD, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Vocational School District | 3 Comments »
By Tony Fiore, Deputy Mayor, Middletown, NJ
In 2012, the Middletown Township Committee voted on a resolution to be a part of what was an initial pilot program to move the local Board of Education Election from April to November. The benefit of entering that program was that election costs could be saved for the Township while school budgets would not be subject to voter approval so long as they complied with the 2% cap.
After 6 years of election data, it has become clear the potential benefits of this change do not outweigh the unintended fiscal and political costs of continuing to elect Board of Education members during a partisan electoral cycle.admin | Filed under: Education, Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Board of Education Elections, Middletown, Opinion, Tony Fiore | 9 Comments »
A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: Brookdale Community College, Christopher Lyle, Education, Howard Finkelstein, Intercultural Communication, Joey Smith, Liberal Indoctrination in Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sociology 105 | 14 Comments »
The town hall crowd showed up Wednesday night in Willingboro to lambaste Gov. Phil Murphy over how New Jersey will dole out aid to public schools in his first state budget proposal. There was worry and anger. Some told Murphy he had let them down. One woman cried, and her 7-year-old son asked the Democratic governor… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 7th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: Gov Phil Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ School Funding, NJ State Budget | 4 Comments »
Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth), along with her colleagues Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz (R-Union) and Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen), today called on the legislature to take action on a 10 bill package they introduced last week to address school safety in light of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida and other tragic incidents.
The proposed legislation is based on recommendations from two panels of experts that were set-up in the wake of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn, DiMaso and Munoz said in a joint statement. The groups included government officials, education leaders, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers and parents. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Education, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature, School Safety | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Legislature, School Safety, Serena DiMaso | 1 Comment »
Marlboro Township’s K-8 schools now have armed and uniformed police officers present at all times during school hours under an agreement between the Township and Board of Education that was approved by the Board last night, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced.
“I am pleased that the Board of Education has supported our initiative to station Marlboro police officers in each of our schools. While it is not a solution to the gun debate, it will keep our children and educators safe. As Mayor, I have no more fundamental responsibility than keeping our children and educators safe,” Mayor Hornik said, “Recently in Maryland, a School Resource Officer (SRO), a trained and armed Police Officer, engaged and pursued the shooter and, by all accounts, prevented this incident from being a far greater tragedy. While it would be nice to pretend that that we did not live in a society that requires armed police officers in our schools it is not the reality.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Board of Education, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Police in schools, School Safety | 4 Comments »