New Jersey Monthly's bi-annual education issue includes our ranking of the best schools in the state, an exploration of school reform, an in-depth look at the new PARCC testing and plenty more!
Chatham rules the roost in this year’s rankings. How did your town's school rank? Check out our full list!
By Ken Schlager
Education helped Ali Houshmand escape poverty in Iran. Now he is thriving as the new president of a growing university.
Our bi-annual ranking of the best places in the Garden State to call home.
School reform is an ongoing point of contention that sparks plenty of debate. We asked commentators Bob Braun and Jonathan Alter to face off on the issue.
The Common Core program calls for new standardized tests. As New Jersey schools prepare for high-tech testing, some educators are asking: Why the rush?
By Neil deMause
Check out New Jersey Monthly’s Emmy®-winning NJTV series about top towns in the Garden State.
With an emphasis on science and math, a new wave of vocational schools is attracting some of Jersey’s brightest students.
For those who favor municipal consolidation, the merger of the two Princetons is the very model for a modern New Jersey.
Roiled by a coaching scandal, new university president Robert Barchi grapples with a long list of monumental tasks—including the merger with UMDNJ.
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie built 36 libraries in New Jersey—each an architectural gem. Thanks to preservation efforts and creative reuse, most still serve their communities.
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On Fridays, Rosie serves a mixed stew of New Jersey food and dining information. Today, read about
A Curious Harvest. This is not a cookbook; it's a beautiful reference book that advises how to use what you have on hand, rather than shopping for ingredients.
Family, friends, colleagues and legions of admirers said goodbye today to Clement Alexander Price, one of the staunchest advocates the city of Newark has known.
Are side dishes the Rodney Dangerfields of the dinner table? Not according to Maplewood's Rick Rodgers, who gives them plenty of respect in his latest cookbook, The Big Book of Sides, out just in time for Thanksgiving, the holiday that is like a debutante ball for side dishes.
I really like the McGraw Gallery's current exhibit...a collection of 45 quirky photographs that illuminate the unexpected textures and angles of otherwise overlooked everyday objects and spaces. But the real star of this show is the artist, New Jersey Monthly's own Eric Levin...