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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Steve Carell, will replace fellow actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis in the movie Freeheld — a film based on a 2007 documentary about the late Ocean County Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester, who fought to leave her county pension to her life partner, Stacie Andree, as she was dying from cancer in 2006.
Used to be parents learned the sex of their child when the bundle of joy was born. Then ultrasounds and more recently blood tests determine the gender early in the pregnancy. Now more and more moms-to-be are asking for the test results to be handed them in a sealed envelope, which they in turn hand, unopened, to a bakery.. Next stop: The gender-reveal cake and party.
Grab your stylish friends and head to Montclair's Wellmont Theater this weekend to check out the latest runway looks...