In our latest podcast, NJASA’s Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza sat with Dr. Lamont Repollet, Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Education to explore the vision at the state level. They discussed Governor Murphy’s new directives, participating in cabinet meetings to stay abreast of statewide objectives and collaborating with other state commissioners to develop strategies for implementing New Jersey’s updated 2.0 education plan. Dr. Repollet shares his vision for a stronger and fairer education system and explains what NJASA’s 4 Equity in action means for delivering fair and equitable opportunities to all students and applicants. Other topics include New Jersey’s school funding formula, access, fairness, providing intervention, systems working together, preparing a qualified and diversified educational and statewide workforce, and addressing the LGBTQ, transgender and disabled communities.
They also addressed what it took to eclipse Massachusetts to earn its No. 1 ranking in Education Week’s latest analysis. Innovation, practice, policy and performance are key factors that will sustain this ranking and equity for New Jersey’s 4.4 million students.