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innovateNJ is New Jersey's initiative  to support innovation and practice by fostering sharing and collaboration, cultivating projects, and convening practitioners and partners. We hope that your active participation in innovateNJ will help facilitate next-generation instructional practices that will promote and heighten the college and career readiness levels of our students.


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Learn more about innovation partners, programs, products, and providers that may help you achieve your innovative goals.  Gain insights on the ways in which innovation is taking place in school districts across the country.  Plan to attend an event to keep abreast of ways to implement personalized learning opportunities for your students.


Want to learn more about  the innovative programs  currently supported by NJDOE?  Click here for  examples of  projects that  support 21st century learning  experiences, and  ways in which  community based organizations  are assisting school district innovative initiatives.

Latest News

Montville is ‘District of Distinction’

"District Administration" magazine named Montville Township Public Schools a District of Distinction in the July 2015 issue. The Montville district has been chosen for this national honor due to its innovative Humanities Research Program.

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Toms River District Chosen For Statewide School Innovation Project

Toms River Patch

To help school districts find effective ways to implement education initiatives without having to continually start from scratch, the state Department of Education has set up the innovateNJ program.

For the 2015-16 school year, the Toms River Regional School District has been chosen to participate, one of 17 districts chosen out of 591 across the state.

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Superintendent details district successes

Essex News Daily

ORANGE, NJ — At the 2015 commencement exercise for Orange High School and the Career and Innovation Academy of Orange, on Wednesday, June 24, more than 270 graduates, outfitted in black or orange cap and gowns, marched into the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange to receive their diplomas. The prevailing theme of the graduation was one of achievement, “sticking to the grind,” as echoed by the co-Principal, Jason Belton, and one of perseverance, as articulated by the principal of the Career and Innovation Academy of Orange, Erica Stewart. The audience was fully energized when Superintendent of Schools Ronald C. Lee welcomed the graduates and their families, before stating, “The Class of 2015 is record setting.”

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