NJ.com assembled a handy list of the school districts with the highest median teacher salary, and Ocean City, Brigantine, Margate and Atlantic City are all in the top ten. Our teachers are gd heroes and we should pay them even more.
Elsewhere in teachers, New Jersey is losing veteran teachers at “rising rates” according to this story from the North Jersey Record.
Elsewhere in schools, the valuable NJ Spotlight looks at two items on the agenda: Phil Murphy’s plan to replace PARCC and Steve Sweeney’s plan to consolidate the school districts that hurt his feelings a few years ago.
For more feats of journalism from across the region, see below:
WAS LONGPORT JETTY TUNA CAPER A FISH STORY?–Over the weekend, a video circulated about a big fish story in Longport - was it true? The video, which has since been removed from Facebook, showed a flopping tuna that supposedly jumped out of the water and landed on the Longport rock jetty. catcountry1073.com
MURPHY AT WAR WITH SOUTH JERSEY? SWEENEY FEUD HEATS UP–With vetoes of bills dealing with an income-tax pact with Pennsylvania, economic development near the Atlantic City and Cape May airports and Renaissance schools in Camden, Gov. Phil Murphy further raised the ire of South Jersey Democrats, particularly Senate President Steve Sweeney, with whom he has an oft-frayed relationship. nj1015.com
BPU GETS DOWN TO JOB OF DECIDING WHICH NUCLEAR PLANTS WILL BE SUBSIDIZED–The state is launching a proceeding to determine whether some of the region’s nuclear power plants need subsidies from New Jersey customers to remain open. www.njspotlight.com
Shamong House of Dogs Controversy–A property that neighboring residents claim has been allowed to go to the dogs – more than 70 of them, at last count – has opened a Pandora’s box of controversy in this normally quiet rural community, with implications for privacy and land-use rights. pinebarrenstribune.com