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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If you want to go away Thanksgiving weekend but not too far, Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg has lots of Thanksgiving dining options—and overnight packages. Plus, lots of other New Jersey restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
Talk about racking up bragging rights. New Brunswick’s Stage Left Restaurant is giving 20 lucky (and presumably well-heeled) whisky aficionados the opportunity to hand over $1,800 for a single, one-ounce shot of a rare 50-year-old Scotch.
...to the reception for my solo show, my first in nine years and biggest yet—45 pictures, many of them recent. Come for the photographs, stay for the Schnackenberg doughnuts. The best!
At the newly-opened Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, I was handed a cocktail called a Cannon Ball Shrub, named for the restaurant's spirited owner, Chris Cannon. Made with gin, the drink had pungency, fruity sweetness and a tingle from a splash of sparkling wine.
Our popular May shopping issue featured many of the state's best consignment shops. Get your fall fashion fix at DoubleTake boutiques in Red Bank, Short Hills, Englewood and Ridgewood...