Education 2014: The State of Our Schools

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!

The Top High Schools 2014: Chatham Takes the Top Spot
Chatham rules the roost in this year’s rankings. How did your town’s school rank? Check out our full list!

Top Schools 2014: Alphabetical List
Our top high school rankings, in alphabetical order.

Top Schools 2014: Methodology

How we compile the school rankings.

Tech Time: New Jersey’s Vocational Schools
With an emphasis on science and math, a new wave of vocational schools is attracting some of Jersey’s brightest students.

The New PARCC Tests: Are We Ready?
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?

The Great Debate on School Reform
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.

From Rags to Rowan: President Ali Houshmand

Education helped Ali Houshmand escape poverty in Iran. Now he is thriving as the new president of a growing university.

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