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The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey (CSI-NJ), in partnership with the School of Education at Monmouth University, is seeking to change the current policymaking dynamic by creating an informal “safe” space for policymakers, practitioners and scholars to exchange views, identify problems and brainstorm strategies.
The timing for such an initiative is excellent. The State is poised to expand educational opportunities through avenues such as charter schools, private school scholarships and inter-district public school choice. Technology is creating additional educational opportunities such as virtual schools and online courses.
The proposed forum will discuss the creation of a vision to advance a new system-wide educational delivery system incorporating leading-edge methods, tools and techniques along with new curricula aimed at truly engaging and energizing today’s students and providers, in order to prepare them with the necessary skills to be successful in the 21st century global economy and achieve greater measurable outcomes overall.
The forum, co-hosted by the School of Education at Monmouth University and the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey, will focus on how this statewide system of education should be structured, funded, monitored and evaluated to improve and enhance student learning.