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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Wood-paneled walls, linoleum floors and depressing, shabby décor has not deterred customers from dining at Bevacqua’s Reservoir Tavern in Boonton, which opened in 1936. On a weekday night at 6 PM people were waiting for a table. Reservations are not taken but they have “call ahead seating.” Be sure to be there when your name is called.
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.
Looks to me like a fireman's helmet, under the waving stars-and-stripes.
Open the fridge the day after Thanksgiving, and there’s Big Bird, or its remains, staring at you. Excellent options go way beyond turkey sandwiches.
Looking to add a little pizzazz to your holiday table? Famed designer Bunny Williams has been hard at work creating gorgeous tabletop ideas for Ballard Designs, and all you have to do is snap them up...