Backlash against DEI spreads to more states

BY: - June 14, 2024

State lawmakers are enjoying growing success in their pushback against DEI programs at public universities.

New Jersey City University president testifies before lawmakers on school’s financial troubles

BY: - June 11, 2024

Without financial intervention, it is unlikely New Jersey City University will survive as a stand-alone institution, its fiscal monitor said.

Senate panel to weigh new college tax breaks

BY: - June 10, 2024

The bills would create a income tax deduction for tuition payments and tax credits for community college enrollees or their parents.

Bill on library book selection clears Assembly panel after four-hour hearing

BY: - June 6, 2024

The measure would require school districts to draft policies on library curation and the removal of books from library shelves.

Funds for clean school buses coming to hundreds of districts, White House says

BY: - May 29, 2024

The Biden administration on Wednesday said it will provide funding to help school districts purchase clean school buses, most of them electric.

Rutgers president takes heat in Congress over handling of Gaza encampments

BY: - May 24, 2024

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway’s testimony in front of the Republican-led House education committee came as lawmakers continue to grill university presidents over the Gaza encampments

Measure ending basic skills tests for teachers clears Senate

BY: - May 20, 2024

The bill would end the Praxis core test requirement just months after a new law created a pathway letting teachers eschew the basic skills test.

Brown v. Board litigants, family mark anniversary as Biden decries ongoing school inequality

BY: - May 17, 2024

Friday marks 70 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled racial segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional.

Governor Murphy signs law intended to help school districts seeing state aid cuts

BY: - May 14, 2024

The bill is the state's attempt to offset school aid cuts in the 2024-2025 school year.

Lawmakers grill Rutgers president on Gaza solidarity encampments

BY: - May 9, 2024

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said it's a precarious time on college campuses since protests have erupted over the war in Gaza.

Rutgers students launch pro-Palestinian solidarity encampment to protest Gaza war

BY: - April 29, 2024

Dozens of neon green and white tents were set up at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus Monday following a pro-Palestine rally.

Groups urge school districts to reinstate policy on transgender students

BY: - April 26, 2024

The groups say without this policy, not only are districts open to legal liability, but students and families may believe their schools are not safe and welcoming environments.