Show information for Jan. 21 & 22, 2012:
Airing at 7 a.m., noon & 4:30 p.m.: Newark School chief Cami Anderson came in last year, buffeted by competing winds of political support and parental uncertainty... Her biggest cheerleader? Newark mayor Cory Booker promising she was the perfect person for the job of education reform in one of the state's most challenged school districts.
But the appointment had to be made by Governor Christie, the face of a state government that's broken one promise after another to Newark schools... From new school construction to Abbott school funding -- And parents held their breath.
Eight months into the job, Newark Superintendent of public Schools, Cami Anderson has settled in -- and she joins us to share what's happening in the schools of the state's largest city.
Show information for Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, 2012:
Tuition for secondary education keeps rising, but experts say there's still hope - financial aid. Check out this weekend's 12 In Our Schools to hear all about the myths and realities of financial aid.
Plus, young math wizards are using centuries-old learning tools to excel in math. Find out how they're doing it!
Show information for Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2012:
Supporters and detractors of the governor's education agenda respond to his reform initiatives. Mike Spina, retired New Jersey teacher and author of "Teachers Under Attack," debates Better Education for Kids consultant Barbara Martinez about the issues. In this weekend's 12 In Our School show, they discuss teacher tenure, merit pay, and the merit of charter schools.
Show information for December 31 & January 1, 2012:
Does your child have problems paying attention?... Does he or she exhibit impulsive behavior, unable to sit still for long periods of time?
It might be more than a behavioral issue... And for parents, you may need to determine whether your child suffers from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and how you and your child move forward in the new school year.