Towns & Schools

Is the burden of homework too great for our kids? As the debate continues, some schools are trying new approaches. ...
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Fraught with challenges and sprinkled with successes, the first year of People’s Prep, a new charter high school in Newark, tested the mettle of staff and students alike. ...
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Economist-turned-teacher Charlotte Danielson discusses the pros and cons of teacher evaluation....
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The Monmouth County Vocational District dominates our first ever list of vocational schools. ...
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Jersey’s pilot program for teacher evaluation enters its second year, with lessons learned and continuing concerns....
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How the school rankings were compiled. ...
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Take a look at our list of the best public high schools in New Jersey. ...
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Christie’s ceiling on superintendent salaries pushes some administrators across state borders....
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NJ’s education chief looks ahead to further school reforms. ...
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How is it that a state as affluent as New Jersey has such a striking level of poverty? Steve Adubato discusses the issue with Melville D. Miller, Jr., president and general counsel for Legal Services of New Jersey. ...
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New Jersey Monthly presents a new series that will tour the state’s hottest places to live....
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Unions must accept a role in cutting state government spending....
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Christie sees expanded role for new sports authority chief....
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Lessons Learned

April 9, 2012

With one school year under its belt, Jersey’s new anti-bullying law is getting mostly high marks. ...
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Should New Jersey increase its gas tax—currently the lowest in the nation—to help support its depleted Transportation Trust Fund?...
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More fond memories of growing up Italian in Newark—and beyond....
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The Man With the Plan

February 13, 2012

New CRDA chief offers vision for Atlantic City revival....
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Growing Up Italian

January 16, 2012

In Newark’s North Ward, it was all about family, friends—and food....
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Steve Adubato formulates a legislative wish list he'd like New Jersey politicians to deliver on in the coming year. ...
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Jersey needs to make greater use of its program to buy out homes in flood zones....
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