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Murphy Cuts School Funding by $336 Million

Governor Phil Murphy announced school funding cuts in the amounts of $336 million due to the pandemic related revenue shortfall, northjersey.com reports.

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COVID-19 layoffs are coming for N.J. teachers. How bad will it get?

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended teachers’ lives, banishing them from their classrooms to teach students from home.

Now, as a grueling school year nears its end, some New Jersey teachers are receiving a cruel reward: A pink slip, courtesy of the crushing economic weight of the crisis.

Facing a Friday deadline to notify those teachers who won’t be brought back next year, many districts have already told non-tenured educators they won’t be offered a contract for the fall until schools know just how badly their finances will be hurt by COVID-19, said Richard Bozza, executive director of t… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Impreveduto calls for COVID-19 appropriate high school graduation ceremonies

2006 Secaucus High School Yearbook

Monmouth County Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, a retired high school educator, is calling upon Governor Phil Murphy to allow New Jersey’s high schools to commemorate the accomplishments of their graduating seniors with modified commencement ceremonies.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy to Announce Today Whether Schools Will Be Closed Through End of Year

While thousands of students are still without necessary technology for remote instruction, education officials say there are ways to close the gaps

By John Mooney, NJSpotlight

Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce today whether schools will remain closed and on remote instruction for the rest of the school year, with most bets that he will call it for the year.

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N.J. schools closed through at least May 15, Murphy says

New Jersey schools will be closed through at least May 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the state’s 1.4 million students continuing to learn from home, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday.

Murphy initially ordered all schools in the Garden State— public and private, including pre-K and college — to close March 18 for at least two weeks. He later extended that closure to April 17, saying he would not reopen schools until medical experts tell him it’s safe.

Now, his unprecedented order will last at least four more weeks.“Let me be perfectly clear: There is nobody who wants to open the sc… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. schools closed through at least May 15, Murphy says

Smith announces $24 million for CD-4 colleges and career institutes

Colleges and career institutes in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District will receive $24 million in emergency COVID-19 funding from the CARES Act, the $2 trillion stimulus bill to help communities devastated by the coronavirus pandemic  signed by President Trump on March 27, according to an announcement from Congressman Chris Smith.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith announces $24 million for CD-4 colleges and career institutes

Here’s how much money every N.J. school district gets in state funding shakeup

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: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Brookdale-Georgian Court agreement cuts cost of a bachelors degree by 75%

Georgian Court President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D. (left) and Brookdale President David Stout, Ph.D. (right)

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.us

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Posted: November 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Brookdale-Georgian Court agreement cuts cost of a bachelors degree by 75%

Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System

Rich Pezzullo

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?

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Posted: September 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System

Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school

Freeholder Pat Impreveduto with students in Long Branch last year

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: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school