Tom Moran’s Terrible Take on Tenure
Moran tried to make Perth Amboy Superintendent Janine Caffrey into a folk hero. But a big chunk of her problem is she’s not doing part of her job well.
Christie’s Man in Education: Chris Cerf
From Brawls to Charter Challenges, They All Cross the Commissioner’s Desk.
Too bad he’s an education-for-profit guy. A little history, from the Jazzman.
A report from the Data Quality Campaign says NJ has gotten better, but is still far behind in its use of student data to improve teaching, applying only 4 of the 10 actions to use the student data well.
Where’s Chris Myers?
Medford’s mayor, caught in an (alleged) Rentboy.com scandal (with pictures) has stopped coming to town meetings, or answering emails.
Did you really think the Obama White House was going to let Christie calling him a “bystander” was not going to be answered?
Are New Jersey’s alimony laws outdated?
A man who heads New Jersey Alimony Reform says yes. He also says lifetime alimony is impractical and that his group is gender-neutral. (census: 97% of those receiving alimony are women).
Red tape, suspicion delayed medical help for leukemia-stricken Elizabeth child
The doctor of a 5-year-old girl whose sister in El Salvador can now come and give her a bone marrow transplant that may save her life, is not happy with the 3-months she had to wait. (Bob Braun)
Southern Burlington County NAACP
Sen. Ronald Rice was the featured speaker at a fundraising event for the chapter, now revitalizing after years of dormancy.
NJ bond debt rises 3.1%.
State paid $355K on outside lawyers fighting disability lawsuits.
Authorities say some NJ counties may soon be eligible for millions of dollars in federal money to help deal with costs related to Snowtober, despite a “clerical error” on initial damage reports that county officials blamed on the state.
Two bills under consideration in Trenton would use tax incentives to bring failed hospitals back to life and help smaller facilities expand.
Lobbyist for NJ’s chemical industry says a NJ fracking ban is unconstitutional.
Vote is scheduled in the Assembly on a bill to allow NJ pharmacies to sell needles & syringes without prescription, pitched to give intravenous drug users access to clean needles.’
Our too-white State Police
To increase black presence in N.J. State Police, recruiters turn to churches.
Bear hunt: scheduled to start today
Animal-rights activists will ask a NJ judge to let them demonstrate at a hunter check station.
Former Trenton city council president Paul Pintella charged with assault in domestic violence case
Pintella ran for mayor last year.