John Mooney appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
One of the trickier tasks for schools is deciding where they can draw the line in controlling and disciplining their students for misbehavior, even when it happens well off school grounds or outside school hours.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The State Board of Education on Wednesday got an earful on the Christie administration’s push for charter schools and other so-called innovations, both pro and con, some quite public and some a bit quieter.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the fund created from Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark public schools, will soon commit approximately $15 million to the city’s charter schools -- nearly doubling its overall outlay so far.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As students continue to sign up for New Jersey’s first experiments with online charter schools, one leading legislator is asking the state to slow down.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
What with its size and Facebook fortune, Newark gets all the press. But Camden is quickly becoming ground zero south for the Christie administration’s push for education reform.
Friday, April 20, 2012
A year into New Jersey’s teacher evaluation pilot, the Christie administration is moving on to the next job to go under the microscope: the school principal.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The sudden move this winter by a vast majority of New Jersey school districts to November elections has drawn much of the public’s attention, but don’t tell that to a handful of districts still heading to the polls this Tuesday.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
With No Child Left Behind essentially off the books, welcome to New Jersey’s new age — and labels — for school accountability.