John Mooney appears in the following:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Brian Lehrer moderated a community forum on school reform issues in Newark and throughout the state of New Jersey. On today's show, hear analysis of the conversation from New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and John Mooney of NJ Spotlight.
Friday, January 04, 2013
As Newark’s landmark teachers contract begins to be implemented, only about 20 percent of district teachers who can opt to earn bonuses for exemplary evaluations and service in hard-to-fill slots have actually decided to do so.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Moving New Jersey’s school board elections to November was expected to raise the stakes of these historically sleepy races, but at least in this first year, the money didn’t live up to expectations.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A proposal to build up to five new “renaissance schools” in Camden under the fledgling Urban Hope Act passed a key hurdle early yesterday morning as the Camden school board gave the go-ahead to the controversial plan.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After a year of negotiations and three weeks of sometimes-brutal internal debate, Newark public school teachers and other staff ratified a historic labor agreement yesterday that will reshape pay and many rules for New Jersey’s largest school district.
Friday, November 09, 2012
It’s only a trickle so far, with most New Jersey schools just beginning to reopen this week, but Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will likely mean a sizable number of children displaced not just from their homes but from their schools.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Ever since Gov. Chris Christie in late 2010 imposed tight limits on school superintendent pay, there was the presumption that this issue would ultimately have to be decided in the courts.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Does a child attending a low-performing New Jersey school district -- arguably the state’s lowest-performing district -- have a constitutional right to pursue a better education elsewhere?
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to distribute Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools, hasn't exactly set the world ablaze.
Friday, October 19, 2012
It is touted as a historic agreement, one that will remake how Newark teachers are judged and paid -- one that may even serve as a model for other school districts around the country.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Two years in the making — two very public years, thanks to Facebook — and the Newark teachers union has reached a preliminary agreement with the Christie administration for a new contract that will include bonus pay and an unprecedented role for teachers to police and evaluate their peers.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
It’s a lesson that kids learn at a very early age: start every day with a good breakfast.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
It’s becoming an annual “State of the Schools” address, with the New Jersey's education commissioner and top lieutenants exhaustively outline the administration’s plans and priorities for the coming year.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
While the presidential election in November is getting all the headlines, another landmark vote will be taking place on November 6 that is struggling to grab people's attention.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
New Jersey’s plans for having a statewide teacher evaluation system in place by 2013-2014 goes full throttle this year, with every school district in the state being required to start putting the key pieces in place.
Friday, September 07, 2012
After more than 130 years in Newark’s Central Ward, the Eighteenth Avenue School didn't open its doors to new and returning students on Thursday.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A year ago, the Wilson Avenue School in Newark was the poster child for many of New Jersey's city schools -- after it was socked by the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene and forced to close for four months before students could return.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
As the Christie administration considers its options for how to improve the lowest of the state’s low-performing schools, it will be leaning heavily on a group out of Washington, D.C., that is finding itself more and more in the education limelight.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
With the signing yesterday of New Jersey’s new teacher tenure law, there was the expected fanfare about the stakeholders and bipartisan efforts that went into crafting the final bill.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Christie administration is moving ahead with new regulations for charter schools, jumping ahead of the Legislature and its plans to take up the issue — and maybe a whole new law — in the fall.