Mission Statement

The New Jersey State Department of Education will provide leadership for a superior education by utilizing multiple and diverse paths to success for all children in New Jersey.

We Believe
  • All children can learn when they are taught well.
  • High expectations are critical to improved student success.
  • Multiple and diverse opportunities to meet standards must be available for all children to achieve successfully.
  • That for all students standards and outcomes must be held constant while we apply strategies and techniques in different ways.
  • Self-directed learning and responsible behavior are the goals for all of our students.
  • Diversity is our strength as it challenges us to avoid simple and 1 size fits all solutions.
  • Research and data analysis must be applied to teaching and learning for outstanding results to occur.
  • That investing in people is one of the primary strategies in improving teaching and learning.
  • Teachers should be leaders and all leaders should be teachers.
  • How children learn is as important as what they learn.