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December 23, 2003 Two New Jersey High School Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program
December 22, 2003 DOE Notifies School Districts of Nation’s Elevated Terror Status, Asks School Districts to Remain Vigilant in Awareness, Safety Precautions
December 17, 2003 State Board of Education Adopts New Licensing Code; Regulations Expected to Improve Teacher Quality and Teacher Preparation Programs
December 16, 2003 DOE Submits NJ ASK3 Field Test Data to School Districts - Commissioner Librera Comments on ETS Delays and Public Statement; Two Schools Removed from AYP Status on Account of Vendor Errors
December 9, 2003 Commissioner Librera, DOE Honor State’s Top Award-Winning Teachers, State Lauds Award Winners and Finalists at First-Ever Ceremony
December 3, 2003 Commissioner Librera Presents the 2003 No Child Left Behind- Blue Ribbon Schools to State Board of Education
December 3, 2003 State Board Honors New Jersey’s Member of USA TODAY’s 2003 All-USA Teacher Team
December 3, 2003 State Board Honors Pequannock Township High School Senior as December Student of the Month
December 2, 2003 Commissioner Librera Participates in Launch of Just for the Kids—New Jersey
November 21, 2003 McGREEVEY CELEBRATES SCHOOLS THAT ARE "GETTING IT RIGHT" Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor's Education Priorities
November 19, 2003 DOE Announces Nearly Two-Thirds of Elementary Schools Meet NCLB Criteria;
Only 20 Percent of All Elementary Schools Placed on Early Warning Status This Year
Information Released Today Fulfills Federal Requirements for NCLB Act
November 13, 2003 Governor McGreevey Announces 2003 NAEP Results; New Jersey students score higher than students across the nation in 4th and 8th grade math and reading
November 6, 2003 Department of Education Ready to Promote Higher Education and Careers at 2003 College Fair Week with Historically Black Colleges and Universities
November 5, 2003 State Board of Education Launches Initiative Supporting International Education;
Department of Education Prepares Newly Formed Leadership Team for National Institute
November 5, 2003 State Board Honors Hawthorne High School Senior as November Student of the Month
October 31, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Joins SCC, Local Officials to Announce State's Latest School Renaissance Zone in Union City, Hudson County
October 24, 2003 Applications Available for 2003-2004 Best Practices / Star Schools Program
October 21, 2003 Abbott v. Burke Decisions Available Online Commissioner Librera Rules on 18 of 22 Abbott Appeals for Supplemental Funding
October 20, 2003 New Jersey Schools Set to Observe School Violence Awareness Week DOE Announces New Safe Schools Web-Site
October 14, 2003 14 Educators Receive I.D.E.A.S. Awards
October 9, 2003 Cresskill Junior-Senior High School Educator Announced as a $25,000 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award Recipient, Second of Two NJ Award Recipients Announced Today in Bergen County
October 7, 2003 Department of Education Identifies 245 ‘Early Warning’ Schools for Grade Eight; Announces Nine (9) Schools Added to "Needs Improvement" List for Elementary Data
Commissioner Librera Again Cautions, ‘These are Not Failing Schools’
October 7, 2003 Cranford High School Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Family Foundation Award 2003 Winner Announced this Afternoon in Union County
October 3, 2003 DOE Releases List of 271 "Early Warning" High Schools, Commissioner Librera Supports NCLB Goals; Questions Implementation, ‘Failing’ Label
October 1, 2003 State Board of Education Honors Recipients of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
October 1, 2003 State Board Honors Atlantic City High School Senior as October Student of the Month
October 1, 2003 DOE Updates Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) Status for Grade Eight, High Schools; Numbers Comparable to Nationwide Averages for No Child Left Behind Requirements
October 1, 2003 Clearview Regional High School English Teacher Named 2003-04 State Teacher of the Year
October 1, 2003 Commissioner Librera Presents Charter to Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology
September 26, 2003 Back to School 2003 - Department of Education Steps Up Recruitment Efforts and Advances Streamlined Certification Process to Ensure Adequate Supply of Talented Teaching Applicants
September 25, 2003 DOE Announces Eight-month Study Period for Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
Department is Exploring Options for a Partnership with the College of New Jersey
September 25, 2003 Department of Education Announces The Positive Student Discipline Reform Demonstration Project
September 24, 2003 Back to School 2003 - Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids Campaign is Core of DOE’s Commitment to Boost Health and Physical Education Programs in Schools
September 18, 2003 ADVISORY: DOE Reminds School Districts Statewide of Emergency Preparedness Procedures; Assistance Is In Response to Hurricane Isabel Warnings
September 17, 2003 DOE Updates Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) Timeline for School Notification
Under Federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB);
Addresses "Early Warning" Status of High Schools
September 4, 2003 Governor James E. McGreevey and Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Welcome the New Jersey School Community Back for the 2003-04 School Year
September 4, 2003 2003-04 School Year Promises More Alternatives for High School Seniors with the 12th Grade Option Pilot Program; Opportunities Abound for Last Year of School
September 3, 2003 Department of Education Primed to Begin 2003-04 School Year with a Variety of Initiatives; Places Continued Emphasis on Diverse and Multiple Paths of Success
September 3, 2003 State Board Honors Piscataway High School Superchief Band; Band Members Welcomed as September Students of the Month
August 28, 2003 DOE Releases the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act Report Card; Release complies with Federal Mandate to Disaggregate Data Into Six New Categories
August 26, 2003 New Jersey High School Seniors Participate in SATs More than Any State in the U.S.; Results Part of The College Board Nationwide Study on SAT, PSAT and AP Tests
August 25, 2003 Six New Jersey Teachers Named Finalists for Presidential Awards
August 15, 2003 Department of Education Schedules NCLB Information Sessions
August 6, 2003 State Board Hears Proposal for Revised Graduation Requirements
August 6, 2003 Passaic County's Manchester Regional High School District To Join Interdistrict Public School Choice Program
August 6, 2003 MEDIA ADVISORY: DOE to Host First-ever Early Literacy Conference; Initiative is Key Ingredient to Governor McGreevey’s Education Reform Plan
August 6, 2003 State Board of Education Recognizes Principals of the Year
August 1, 2003 Advisory -- State Board of Education
July 31, 2003 New Jersey Notifies Schools of Unsafe Status Under Federal No Child Left Behind Act
July 30, 2003 Statewide Vocational Technical Conference to Focus on 'Generation Next' Theme
July 29, 2003 DOE Announces Deadline for Governor’s Schools of Excellence Applications; Date Set for Friday, August 29 — Applications Now Online
July 23, 2003 DOE Responds to Today’s Supreme Court Abbott v. Burke Ruling
July 23, 2003 Commissioner Librera Revokes Charter of Franklin Charter School
July 23, 2003 DOE Launches Professional Development for New Jersey Teachers of English Language Learners
July 22, 2003 DOE Awards 14 Grants as Part of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
July 21, 2003 DOE Releases Newest Success Stories Spotlight
July 18, 2003 ADVISORY: DOE to Host Early Literacy Conference in August; Conference will Launch the First Round of Professional Development for Reading First Grants’ Educators
July 17, 2003 Commissioner Librera Revokes Charter of Paterson Charter School for Urban Leadership
July 17, 2003 Department of Education Receives Nine Charter School Applications
July 16, 2003 ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED - Continued Benefits Reported for Participants in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program
July 7, 2003 ADVISORY: DOE Posts Unsafe School Choice Option Policy
July 2, 2003 State Board of Education Elects Hyndman and Eckert-Casha as New Officers for 2003-2004
July 2, 2003 New Regulations Set Procedures, Penalties for Falsifying Annual Violence and Vandalism Report
July 1, 2003 Advisory to all Chief School Administrators and Charter School Lead Persons
June 27, 2003 DOE Thanks School Districts for Sharing Their Stories
June 26, 2003 177 Byrd Scholars Announced by Commissioner Librera
June 23, 2003 DOE, in Collaboration with Granville Charter School and the Trenton School District, Announces Agreement for Granville’s K-9 Operations for the 2003-04 School Year
June 19, 2003 Newly-appointed Superintendent of Katzenbach School for the Deaf to Start in July
June 18, 2003 State Board of Education Adopts Criteria for Unsafe School Choice Option; Guidelines are Required by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act
June 12, 2003 McGreevey Announces New Incentives For National Board Certification For Teachers
Announcement Fulfills Key Component of McGreevey 21-point Education Reform Agenda
June 12, 2003 Advisory -- Homeland Security Funding
June 11, 2003 Advisory -- Incentives for National Teacher Certification
June 5, 2003 DOE Celebrates 2002-2003 Best Practices/Star Schools
June 5, 2003 ADVISORY: TEACHER TOWN MEETING SCHEDULED TODAY
June 4, 2003 MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner of Education William L. Librera to discuss draft of the Special Review Assessment White Paper during the midday State Board press briefing today.
June 4, 2003 School Districts Report Across-the-board Decreases in Incidents of Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse
June 4, 2003 State Board of Education Honors Clifford Doll, New Jersey’s School Business Administrator of the Year
June 4, 2003 State Board of Education Recognizes Horatio Alger Association Winners from Trenton, Newark
June 4, 2003 State Board Recognizes June Student of the Month
May 29, 2003 DOE Celebrates Inaugural Year of Career Academies; Looks Forward to Adding Additional Partnerships for the 2003-04 School Year
May 28, 2003 Commissioner Librera Helps Mark 15th Anniversary of the Center for Improved Engineering & Science Education
May 28, 2003 DOE Lauds 109 Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Winners
May 27, 2003 Commissioner Librera, DOE Launch 12th Grade Option Pilot Program
Senior-year Initiative Plays Key Role in McGreevey Administration’s Education Reform Plan
May 27, 2003 Remarks by Commissioner William L. Librera at the Garden State Coalition of Schools Twelfth Annual Breakfast Meeting
May 23, 2003 DOE Releases Character Education Report - Key Component to Gov. McGreevey’s 21-point Education Reform Plan
May 22, 2003 Commissioner Librera Addresses "High Schools that Work"
May 21, 2003 Department of Education Announces Draft Policy on Unsafe School Choice Options as Required by Federal Law
May 16, 2003 Third- and Fourth-Grade Students Prepare for First Administration of NJ ASK Exam
May 16, 2003 Commissioner Librera Addresses New Jersey Association Of School Administrators And School Boards Association During Annual Spring Conference At Caesar’s Hotel In Atlantic City
May 15, 2003 Department of Education Launches Fitness for Life Video at Health Summit
May 14, 2003 Department of Education, Distinguished Guests Honor 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: Host Roundtable Discussion with Students, Elected Officials and Scholars
May 14, 2003 Department of Education Honors 2003 Distinguished Teacher Candidates
May 14, 2003 New Jersey Department of Education Conducts Training; Distributes Booklets on NJ ASK 3 and NJ ASK 4
May 14, 2003 New Jersey Students Participate in National Assessment of Educational Progress
May 12, 2003 Commissioner Librera to Join Convocation and Videoconference to Kick Off Year-Long Commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education
May 12, 2003 Librera Unveils Program for Trained Reading Coaches To Bring Expertise Back to Their Home Districts
May 8, 2003 DOE Officials to Attend Inauguration of the French Resource Center at Rutgers;
Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian Consulate
May 7, 2003 Commissioner Librera Announces Two New Alternate Route Programs
May 7, 2003 Commissioner Librera Announces Governor’s School of Excellence Criteria;
Partnership Grants Program Information at State Board of Education Meeting
May 7, 2003 State Board of Education Recognizes May Students of the Month
May 7, 2003 State Board of Education Reappoints Marion Bolden as Newark State District Superintendent
May 2, 2003 Department of Education Schedules Three Regional Programs to Support African-American History
May 1, 2003 Abbott Advisory
May 1, 2003 HSPA Results Show Significant Improvement by Graduating Seniors
May 1, 2003 Commissioner Librera to Keynote Spring Workshop of New Jersey School Public Relations Association
April 30, 2003 DOE/DHSS Release Updated SARS Information
April 25, 2003 Commissioner Librera to Attend 2003 Milken National Educator Awards Convention April 26-28; Joins Six New Jersey Award Winners in Celebrating Excellence in Education
April 25, 2003 Celebrating a Success Story: Commissioner Librera Lauds the LEAP University Charter School in Camden for Timely Instruction and New Cross-curricula Project
April 24, 2003 New Jersey Plans Recognition Ceremony to Mark National Charter Schools Week
April 23, 2003 Commissioner Librera Addresses the Importance of Parental Involvement in Education at 15th Annual New Jersey Association of Parent Coordinators Conference
April 21, 2003 DOE Proudly Releases Success Stories, Issue 6
April 21, 2003 Department of Education Accepting Applications for Interdistrict Public School Choice Program
April 16, 2003 Unofficial, Preliminary School Budget Election Results
April 16, 2003 DOE Announces "Network of Schools" Web Site
April 14, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Testifies Before Senate Budget Committee; Reports on Education Accomplishments and Outlines FY2004 Spending Plan
April 11, 2003 DOE Releases Online Version of First Quarter Accomplishments for 2003; Highlights Several Key Diverse Initiatives Addressed by the McGreevey Administration
April 11, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Reinforces McGreevey Administration’s Commitment to Education; Lauds Newspapers in Education Program at "Back to Basics" Conference Sponsored by the Record
April 11, 2003 Commissioner Librera Stresses Importance of Participation in School Elections
April 10, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Testifies Before State Assembly Budget Committee; Reports on Education Accomplishments and Outlines FY2004 Spending Plan  
April 9, 2003 New Jersey AmeriCorps Prepares for National Youth Service Day
April 9, 2003 Two New Jersey Delegates Chosen for Annual National Youth Science Camp
April 9, 2003 ADVISORY: Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Senior Services, Issues Information about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
April 3, 2003 Statement regarding the superintendent search in the Newark School District by Dr. William L. Librera, Commissioner of Education
April 3, 2003 Education Commissioner Librera Announces Year-Long Commemoration Of 50th Anniversary of Landmark Brown v. Board of Education Decision
April 2, 2003 Core Curriculum Content Standards Revision Process Update April 2003
April 2, 2003 McGreevey Administration Announces Nine Pilot School Districts for Performance Assessment Pilot Project
April 2, 2003 State Board of Education Honors Four Teachers for Achieving National Board Certification
April 2, 2003 State Board of Education Amends No Smoking Regulation
April 2, 2003 State Board Recognizes April Student of the Month
March 27, 2003 DOE to Announce Nine CREATE/BCEE Pilot Schools
March 26, 2003 Teacher Town Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 27, 2003.
March 25, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera announces a return to court to give Abbott districts the flexibility to succeed
March 24, 2003 ADVISORY: Department of Education senior officials will host a meeting Tuesday, March 25, on the 12th Grade Pilot Program. The meeting is for the central region, which consists of Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth and Mercer counties.
March 20, 2003 Commissioner Librera Releases 2003 Comparative Spending Guide
March 20, 2003 DOE Memorandum to Local School Officials RE: Iraq Conflict and the National Alert System
March 18, 2003 Emergency Planning: DOE Reinforces Messages to Schools
March 18, 2003 USDOE Approves New Jersey Plan for Single Fourth Grade Exam
March 12, 2003 ADVISORY: Department of Education senior officials to host a meeting Friday, March 14, on the 12th Grade Pilot Program
March 12, 2003 DOE Releases Latest Success Stories, Issue 5, the Latest Compilation of What's Good in Schools
March 12, 2003 Federal Funds Available to Assist Schools in Educating Immigrant Students
March 7, 2003 ADVISORY FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM: The New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs has been directed by the United States Department of Agriculture to compile an inventory of the physical locations of all central and satellite production kitchens operated by School Food Authorities (SFA’s) participating in the National School Lunch Program. This information is being collected by the New Jersey Department of Education. For more information and the survey form, click on:

Memo to Chief School Administrators (PDF)
Survey Form (Word | Excel)

March 7, 2003 Advisory- Emergency Planning
March 7, 2003 More Than 600 People to Attend World Languages Teacher Recruitment Day
March 7, 2003 COMMISSIONER WILLIAM L. LIBRERA’S REPORT, Presented at the Conference on Homeland Security: Bridging the Communication Gap Conference, Kean University, March 7, 2003
March 5, 2003 State Board Statement on the Newark Superintendent Search
March 5, 2003 State Board Recognizes March Student of the Month
February 28, 2003 ADVISORY: Commissioner of Education William L. Librera to Attend Several Read Across America Events on Monday, March 3
February 27, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera and Others Celebrate the Inaugural Year of the Cherry Hill School District’s and Commerce Bank’s Career Academy
February 27, 2003 High School Students Prepare for HSPA Administration; Graduation Exam Scheduled for March 4–6
February 26, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera to Attend Cherry Hill Academy Launch
February 26, 2003 2003 School Election and Budget Procedures Calendar
February 25, 2003 DOE Announces First-ever Pre-K through College Senior-Year Agreement
February 24, 2003 Commissioner Librera Announces Name for New State Tests
February 20, 2003 DOE Announces Internship Opportunities for College Students
February 20, 2003 DOE Releases Latest Success Stories Issue: Spotlight Kearny
February 11 , 2003 DOE Announces the New Jersey Center for Character Education at Rutgers University
February 10 , 2003 Advisory - Education Commissioner Librera recommends to the Legislature that Salem City be designated as a special needs Abbott school district
February 6 , 2003 MEDIA ADVISORY - Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Releases Statement on State Aid Figures; Will Host Press Availability on State Aid on Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m.
February 6 , 2003 Advisory - 2003-04 State Aid to School Districts
February 5 , 2003 FACT SHEETS (2/5/03)
-- Certification
-- Standards and Assessment
February 5 , 2003 Commissioner Librera Announces Release of 2002 School Report Cards
February 5 , 2003 State Board of Education Adopts New Strategic Plan
February 5 , 2003 John A. Griffith Sworn in as Newest Member of State Board of Education
February 5 , 2003 State Board Recognizes February Student of the Month
February 5 , 2003 Two Jersey City Students Win $100,000 Siemens Scholarship;
State Board Welcomes the Winners at the Feb. 5 Meeting in Trenton
January 31, 2003 Groundhog Job Shadow Day Launches Activities to Explore Careers
January 31, 2003 New Jersey Department of Education Submits to US DOE Preliminary Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook Under Federal No Child Left Behind Act
January 30, 2003 DOE Schedules Fourth Annual Teacher Recruitment Event for World Languages Teachers
January 29, 2003 Commissioner of Education William L. Librera Announces "Network of Schools"
January 28, 2003 MEDIA ADVISORY - Governor James E. McGreevey and Commissioner of Education William L. Librera will host a Teacher Town Meeting for Monmouth County educators on Wednesday, January 29 in Little Silver
January 23, 2003 DOE Releases Newest Issue of Success Stories
January 16, 2003 504 Students Transferred From Schools In Need of Improvement This Year
January 16, 2003 Community Service Activities Mark AmeriCorps Observance of Martin Luther King Holiday
January 15, 2003 Commissioner Librera Approves Applications for Charter Schools In Monmouth and Passaic Counties
January 14, 2003 Two Jersey City Students Win $100,000 Siemens Scholarship; State Board to Welcome the Winners at the Feb. 5 Meeting in Trenton
January 14, 2003 ETS Selected to Develop New 3rd and 4th Grade Tests
January 13, 2003 State Board of Education Adopts DOE Technology Plan
January 8, 2003 State Board of Education Recognizes January Student of the Month
January 2, 2003 New Jersey AmeriCorps Receives $248,000 Homeland Security Grant
January 2, 2003 Advisory - State Board of Education

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