MURPHY CLEARS THE WAY FOR SCHOOLS TO START ONLINE IF NECESSARY

Governor Phil Murphy made it official today, announcing that if schools cannot meet all criteria to offer in-school learning safely, they will begin the school year with all-remote learning.  Murphy says the state must be careful with opening schools to students.  Various education associations have pressured Murphy hard not to require in-school learning for school …

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BRUISING GOP LOSS: YES, MURPHY CAN BORROW $9.9 BILLION

Republicans in New Jersey have long argued that Governor Murphy cannot borrow $9.9 billion to get the state through the Covid-19 crisis.  They are wrong.  The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that yes, Murphy can borrow the money despite future financial hardships.  This prevents Murphy from making catastrophic budget cuts when the new …

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BREAKING NEWS: MURPHY TO ANNOUNCE SCHOOLS CAN DO ALL-REMOTE LEARNING

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce this afternoon that schools can choose to offer all-remote learning next month.  NJ Advance Media reports exclusively that Murphy will change direction after getting battered by teachers’ and school administrators’ organizations.  School districts will be obligated to show why they cannot offer in-person classes before they …

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STATE TEACHERS’ UNION PUTS PRESSURE ON MURPHY FOR REMOTE LEARNING

New Jersey’s biggest teachers’ union is putting the squeeze on Governor Murphy to have only remote learning in the fall.  Murphy has already announced that schools will be required to offer some in-classroom education next month, but teachers are fighting back.  Various state education administration groups have also joined with teachers asking Murphy for only …

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