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08/15/16

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Blitz, Executive Director at the Center for Effective School Practices, Rutgers University and Ms. Maria Salinas, founder of Dissemination Engagement Strategy Group LLC, for being selected to present their paper at the ... Read more

07/12/16

Dr. Cindy Blitz, Director of the Center for Effective School Practices, attended the 2016 National Forum on Education Policy held in Washington, D.C June 29 - July 1, 2016. 

This year’s theme focused on... Read more

06/24/16
Check out this great blog post by @jmattmiller at, 10 ways to help students become “future ready”.
 
His post very eloquently and persuasively articulates the same... Read more
05/17/16

Research Alliances are a critical part of our work in the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic (REL MA). Our seven RAs include practitioners from LEAs, SEAs, and other educational entities from across the region and provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration among members... Read more

05/13/16

Join us and the Sussex County Educational Services Commission on May 23rd for a dynamic and engaging PD session on Google Apps and Web 2.0 Tools for Special Education with the one and only Dr. Rob Zywicki presenting and leading this day of learning. CESP is hosting lunch as a small gesture of... Read more

05/13/16

Join us on July 14th and July 15th for a district leader professional learning opportunity and walk away with research-based digital leadership knowledge and skills to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate the use of blended learning throughout your district.

Check out... Read more

02/11/16

Congratulations to Ms. Dessi Kirova, Research Analyst at the Center for Effective School Practices and doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Education, and Dr. Drew... Read more

01/29/16
01/04/16

Do you have a Middle School child that loves math?

 

The PRIME is an annual fun and challenging... Read more

12/23/15

The season for new resolutions and exciting professional learning goals is around the corner.  We challenge all educators to look back at 2015 and assess their achievements for the past year.

12/22/15
12/10/15

Dr. Cindy Blitz, Director of the Center for Effective School Practices, presented at the Annual 2015  Learning Forward Conference.  The presentation titled Online and Hybrid Models of Professional Learning Communities, featured her report on the benefits and challenges of online PLCs relative to... Read more

12/01/15

  Rutgers University Graduate School of Education participates in the Adopt-A-Family campaign sponsored by Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH). After the success of our collection last year, we have increased our participation and efforts to support families in... Read more

11/23/15

CESP has made available Common Core Resources and workshop materials for schools' and educators' use. The resources cover the main instructional shifts in literacy and math instruction, considerations for ELL students, and... Read more

11/23/15

CESP launches Our Classroom  - a personalized online learning initiative. The interactive student-driven online courses, led by an experienced literacy educator, engage learners in lively discussions and creative writing. The small group format... Read more

11/03/15

Dr. Cindy Blitz, Director of the Center for Effective School Practices, along with Dr. Michael Kuchar, Superintendent of Bergenfield Public Schools, Dr. Frank Auriemma, Consultant for the Bergenfield Public Schools, Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional HS, and Dr. Elaine... Read more

10/30/15

Dr. Cindy Blitz, Director of the Center for Effective School Practices, along with Dr. Michael Kuchar, Superintendent of Bergenfield Public Schools, and Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional HS presented at the New Jersey School Boards... Read more

10/30/15

Dr. Blitz, Director of the Center for Effective School Practices, hosted an in-person Professional Learning Research Alliance (PLRA) meeting in Philadelphia on October 29, 2015. The goal of the meeting was to bring together the research alliance members to discuss current and upcoming projects,... Read more

10/22/15

Members of the NJ-ELTA Team including, Kathleen Dunn-Priestly, M.Ed. (NJ-ELTA Lead), Monica Townsend, M.P.A. (Regional Training Coordinator – Central), Emily Haines, BSN RN (Health Specialist), Michele Barnea RN, M.S. Ed. (Early Childhood... Read more

10/01/15

Please click here for the latest NJ-ELTA Progress and Outreach Reports.

 

 

09/21/15

NJ-ELTA is extremely proud to have successfully conducted 107 training sessions since January 2015, and we're not stopping here!! In fact, from now through the end of December, we plan to conduct over 100 more training sessions. For a full list of the upcoming sessions... Read more

06/19/15

As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, we are wrapping up our two-year long Using Formative Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning grant. The program was created and developed in close collaboration with Red Bank Borough Public Schools... Read more

06/19/15

CESP researchers Dr. Cynthia Blitz, Dessi Kirova, and Anton Shcherbakov presented two papers at the Annual AERA 2015 conference in Chicago, IL. The papers titled, Teaching to the Test: Impact of Evaluating Teachers through Student Growth... Read more

04/29/15

NJ-ELTA was proud to be a part of the Rutgers Day celebration this past weekend. This year’s Rutgers Day drew a record crowd – 91,000 people joined in the celebration that spread across all three Rutgers University campuses. We were visited by hundreds of children, ages 0-8, who participated in... Read more

01/30/15

Dr. Cynthia Blitz along with Dr. Michael Kuchar, Superintendent of Bergenfield Public Schools, Dr. Frank Auriemma, consultant for Excellent Educators for New Jersey, NJ, and Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School District, NJ presented at the College Board Middle... Read more

11/20/14

The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) has received a multi-year award from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE) to establish the New Jersey Early Learning Training Academy (NJ-ELTA). As the lead funding agency, the NJ DOE is joined by an interdepartmental consortium that... Read more

11/04/14

On October 28th High Point Regional School District hosted a free forum on Dropout Prevention that provided educators with strategies intended to increase their school’s graduation rates. This event was sponsored by the Regional... Read more

11/04/14

Dr. Cynthia Blitz presented her paper Relationship between Teachers’ Professional Efficacy Beliefs and Their Assessment of a New Teacher Evaluation System. The paper was co-authored with CESP’s Dessi Kirova and Anton Shcherbakov.

The AERA Annual Meeting is one of the largest... Read more

07/23/14

The Center for Effective School Practices has been awarded a grant from the New Jersey Department of Education to design and implement the New Jersey Early Learning Training Academy (NJ-ELTA), a crucial project within New Jersey’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. NJ-ELTA is the... Read more

07/04/14

The Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education (RU GSE) has received a grant award through the New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE) to support the increasing need to improve New Jersey educators’ data literacy to support assessment-driven... Read more

07/04/14

The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant awarded by the ... Read more

07/04/14

Dessi Kirova, Cynthia Blitz and Anton Shcherbakov presented their work on Program Assessment of the New Jersey Teacher Evaluation: A Study of Two Year Pilot at the Regional Educational Research Conference, titled A New Agenda for Education: Challenges for Policy and Practice.... Read more