New Jersey has engaged in creating a new kind of education for the 1.35 million children in the public schools. This series takes a look at the new efforts to change the shape of education. It starts with the adoption of the Common Core, a national curriculum focused on teaching children how to problem solve and think.

Ethics in Education

Anthony J. Gray, Esq., President and CEO of Institute for Global Ethics shares his thoughts on Common Core and standardized testing. He also contemplates the story of Princeton University neuroscience professor, Dr. Michael Graziano. Dr. Graziano’s six year son has a disability called apraxia, but Princeton Public School educators accused the first grader of sexual deviancy. (2014)

Anthony J. Gray, Esq., President and CEO of Institute for Global Ethics

Equity in Education

Laura Waters, writer for
NJSpotlight.com, shares with us her insights into how New Jersey is one of the most educationally segregated states in the nation. (2014)

Laura Waters, writer for NJSpotlight.com.

Education Reform in Newark, NJ – Parents can choose between charter and traditional public schools (2014)

John Mooney, founder and education writer for
NJSpotlight.com, discuss Newark, NJ’s education reform.

One Newark – a Controversial Online System for Parents to Freely Choose Charter and Traditional Public Schools

Recent Research on the Efficacy of Math Fact Memorization(2014)

Dr. Bay Williams, Board Member of NCTM and Ms. Garza-Kling

Recent Research on the Efficacy of Math Fact Memorization

Is the Common Core Developmentally Appropriate(2014)

Joan Almon, Founder of Alliance for Childhood, former Co-chair of Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

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Is there dichotomy between art, science and math? (2014)

Dr. Ed Belbruno, NASA, Boeing and Princeton University researcher

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Gifted Students, Part 1(2014)

Dr. Don Ambrose, Editor of the Roeper Review

James Maher, Assistant Head of School at The Cambridge School, Pennington, NJ

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Gifted Students, Part 2(2014)

Dr. Don Ambrose, Editor of the Roeper Review

James Maher, Assistant Head of School at The Cambridge School, Pennington, NJ


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Montessori Foundation(2013)

Tim Seldin, President, The Montessori Foundation

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United Opt Out (2013)

Dr. Tim Slekar, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education at Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin)

Dr. Morna McDermott, Ph.D., Teacher and Teacher Educator

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National Association for the Education of Young Children (2013)

Dr. Barbara Willer, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Director

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Mercer County Technical Schools (2013)

Dr. Kimberly Schneider, Superintendent

Bethany Andrade, MSW

Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Gold Medal, U.S. News and World Report
(2013)

Paul Munoz, Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Linda Russo, Principal of Middlesex County of Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies

Biotechnology High

Ranked #8 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
(2013)

Dr. Linda Eno, Principal

Pankti Kothari, Senior

William Wang, Senior

High Technology High of Monmouth County Ranked #12 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2012)

Kevin Bals, Principal

Middlesex County’s Academy of Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences
(2013)

Alex Guzman, Principal

Sasha Lavinsky

Art Education in New Jersey (2012)

Robert Morrison, Founder of Quadrant Arts Education Research, recipient of Emmy and Peabody awards

2012 New Jersey High School Rankings

Ken Schlager, Editor of New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Common Core Part 1
(2012)

Dr. Janine Caffrey, Superintendant of Perth Amboy

Dr. Don Ambrose, Professor of Graduate Studies at Rider University

Common Core Part 2

A New Education – Critical Thinking
(2012)

Professor Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary-General

Education Reform and Social Reform

Paul Thomas of Furman University wrote “
Many of these issues of social and educational inequity receive some political and public consideration, but one aspect of inequity remains ignored: The rise of de facto educational segregation, notably in the South.” This series takes a look at how educators at the grassroots level engage in social reform, and what they are doing to promote it.




Cesar Chavez Blood Drive
(2013)

Glen Galindo, Founder of Migrant Students Foundation

Daria Wells, Junior at The College of New Jersey

The Achievement Gap – NCLB Subgroups

New Jersey received a waiver for No Child Left Behind. This series looks at how the waiver may affect assessments and the successes and challenges of each NCLB subgroup.

The Rationale Behind the NCLB Subgroups – What is Race and Ethnicity?

Ligia Jaquez, New York Region Assistant Regional Director of the United States Census Bureau




NCLB Black Students
(2012)Dr. Alejandro Brice, 2012-2014 Chair of the Multicultral Issues Board of American Speech Language Hearing Association



Gifted Students and overlap with NCLB Special Education Students
(2012)

Dr. Don Ambrose, Graduate Professor of Rider University



NCLB Migrant Students
(2012)

Glen Galindo, Ed.M, Founder and Executive Director of Migrant Student Foundation



NCLB Limited English Proficiency Students Part 1
(2012)

Dr. Alejandro Brice, 2012-2014 Chair of American Speech Language Hearing Association Multicultural Issues Board

Dr. Mahchid Namazi, Assistant Professor, School of Communication Disorders and Deafness of Kean University

Patricia J. Murray, M.A., LDT/C



Continuation of Limited English Proficiency : NCLB LEP Part 2



NCLB Black and Latino Students (2012)

Raymond Broach, Superintendent of Trenton Public Schools



NCLB Native American Students (2012)Dr. Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Program Officer of Wakanyeja (“Sacred Little Ones”) preschool program.



NCLB Asian Students (2012)  – Part 1

Joy Zhao, Dean of Academics at YinHwa International School

Dr. Bonnie Liao, Founder of Princeton International Academy Charter School

Dr. Ved Chaudhary, Coordinator of Collective Leadership of National Asian American PAC.



NCLB Asian Students – Part 2



NCLB Female Students (2012)

Dr. Patricia Fagin, Head of School of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart



NCLB Male students (2012)

Mr. Olen Kalkus, Headmaster Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart



NCLB Hispanic, Economic Disadvantage and Limited English Proficiency subgroups

Dr. Janine Caffrey, Superintendant of Perth Amboy Public Schools



Assessments (2012)

Dr. Samuel Stewart, Mercer Executive County Superintendent

Bonnie Lehet, Princeton Public Schools’ Assistant Superintendent forCurrculum and Instruction

High Technology High of Monmouth County – Ranked #12 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2012) Kevin Bals, Principal