Public meetings begin on New Jersey’s new teacher evaluation rules

The New Jersey Department of Education will hold a public presentation this afternoon to explain new changes to the teacher evaluation system. The new rules take effect this fall. Today will be the first of six meetings held around the state.

March 13th – 3:30pm -5:30pm (Register)Toms River High School North1245 Old Freehold RoadToms River, NJ 08753

If you haven’t kept up with this issues, We have a nice primer discussion above. NJ Spotlight’s education writer John Mooney explains briefly what is changing and why this makes it harder for public school teachers to earn tenure. Mooney has been covering this issue like a hawk. Check out his past stories in the NJ Spotlight archives.


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The new approach to grading teachers is officially titled AchieveNJ. We got our first look at the rules last week.So, even though the teachers union was on board when Governor Chris Christie signed the TEACHNJ Act into law, its members are only getting to see the fine print.

The other five regional presentations:

March 15th – 10:00am- 12pm (Register) and 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Register)Morris County Fire Fighters & Police Academy 500 West Hanover Avenue Parsippany, NJ 07054 

March 19th – 8:30am – 3:30pm (Register)Rutgers Camden303 Cooper StreetCamden, NJ 08102

March 21st – 2 Sessions: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Register) and 4:00pm to 6:00pm (Register)New Jersey Supervisors & Principals Association 12 Centre DriveMonroe Township, NJ 08831

April 10th – 9:30am – 11:30am (Register)Ocean City High School 501 Atlantic AvenueOcean City, NJ 08226

April 11th – 1:00 –3:00pm (Register) and 4:00 – 6:00pm (Register)Teaneck High School100 Elizabeth AvenueTeaneck, NJ 07666



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