ERIC Number: ED266538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
New Jersey's Design for Educational Excellence.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
New Jersey has proposed state and local programs to help solve educational problems in the areas of the teaching profession, student performance, and educational leadership. To continue a supply of talented teachers, the state has developed initiatives such as a minimum salary increase, a recruitment program for top high school graduates, reformed certification standards and procedures, financial incentives and professional recognition, and new guidelines for seniority. In the area of student performance, New Jersey has increased the rigor and scope of its graduation test, established new English standards for bilingual education, and instituted several programs to improve student behavior. Higher standards for educational leadership have also been set at the state and local levels. For example, the State Department of Education has been reorganized, regional curriculum service units have been set up, the local district monitoring system has been refined, new standards for effective management and financial practices have been put in place, new programs in science, math and computer, and vocational education have been designed, and initiatives to address deficiencies at the district and individual school level have been proposed. Through these reforms, New Jersey has dedicated itself to facing today's educational problems today. (GJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, High School Students, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, State Action, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, Student Behavior, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Motivation, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey