The Jersey City Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to raise the salaries of all teachers in the city’s public schools through an agreement with the Jersey City Education Association.
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Franklin Walker, the superintendent of Jersey City’s public school district, will be retiring as of January 2022.
Candidates for the Jersey City Board of Education shared their ideas for addressing a teacher shortage affecting the city’s public schools at a virtual forum held by Infinity Institute parents Tuesday night.
Only four of nine school board candidates showed up for Tuesday night’s forum sponsored by the Van Vorst Park Association (VVPA). Notably absent were all three candidates on the Change for Children who said they never received invitations despite VVPA claims to the contrary.
Jersey City’s President Barack Obama Community School (P.S. 34) will be one of two schools in the state to provide free menstrual products in a pilot program launched by The Flow Initiative and the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County.
A recent college graduate and an advocate for the hearing-impaired are among the nine candidates running for three seats on the Jersey City Board of Education in November.
The Jersey City Board of Education considered possible changes to the race-based admissions policy for the city’s two specialized schools.
A new private high school will open in Jersey City in the fall of 2022. Franklin School will be located in Newport at 100 Town Square Place, and will teach ninth through twelfth graders for a $29,500 yearly tuition.
For Rev. Tom Murphy, leaving both his hometown of Jersey City and the Church of St. Paul and Incarnation will be bittersweet.
With the Jersey City Board of Education nearing a vote on the 2021-2022 school budget, board trustees continue to discuss funding options with members of the city council. Representatives of the two governing bodies met for the second time Tuesday, while members of the public expressed skepticism in comments on the livestreamed session.