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.
Last night, following an outcry from parents, plans for protests and criticism from local leaders, Superintendent Franklin Walker reversed course and set a plan for reopening Jersey City public schools.
As parents of Jersey City school students grapple with the reality of kids stuck at home tethered to computers for the foreseeable future, a sad spectacle of finger pointing has broken out among the parties responsible for this debacle.
As Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Franklin Walker explained his decision to delay reopening of the public schools until September, he received sharp questioning from some Board of Education trustees and parents, but thanks from teachers, at the board’s caucus meeting Monday night.
In a surprise announcement last night, Jersey City School Superintendent Franklin Walker told parents that schools will remain closed until September.
Hundreds of people assembled in front of City Hall this afternoon to protest an upsurge in violence against Asian Americans across the country. Organized by a coalition of immigrant rights and community activists, along with business and civic leaders, the rally took place amidst rising anxiety in the Asian American community following a series of highly publicized attacks.
Jersey City Board of Education trustees and city council members who met for a joint session on Wednesday are in agreement: to solve the public schools’ funding crisis, they must work together.
New Jersey City University has announced that the University has received a gift in the amount of $200,000 from Bob Antonicello, former Executive Director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.
A controversial resolution to approve the administration’s plan for a STEM high school next to Liberty Science Center was approved last night over the vociferous objections of the overwhelming majority of public speakers.
It’s hard to deny the initial allure of the mayor’s plan to build Liberty Science Center High School, a $45 million “state-of-the-art” facility that would “offer skill-centric science, technology, engineering, and math classes for 400 science-talented high school students in grades 9–12.”