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Rutgers Ditches Dining Trays

12-19-14
Not offering trays in dining halls saves money and cuts down on wasted food.
Time featured Ella Watson-Stryker, along with several other Ebola responders, as exemplars of the frontline workers risking their lives to save others and help contain the epidemic.

Rutgers Alumna Among Ebola Fighters Named TIME Magazine Person of the Year

12-17-14
Ella Watson-Stryker is honored for work with Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ emergency team in West Africa.
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Report Shows Continued Decline in Harassment, Bullying in NJ Schools

12-17-14
Three years into tough new law, educators seem to have gotten a handle on how to deal with aggressors while helping victims.
Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

Superior Court Judge Rules Against Rural Districts in School-Funding Suit

12-16-14
Setback in Bacon v. NJDOE only temporary, plaintiff's lawyers say, but decision frees state to focus on upcoming school budget.
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GradNation Summit in Newark Aims to Increase High School Graduation Rates

12-12-14
The GradNation Campaign hopes to raise the national graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.
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Students Learn Programming During Hour of Code

12-11-14
More than 1,000 New Jersey schools participated in Hour of Code, which teaches students how to create their own programs, like video games.
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Students Make Blankets for Cancer Patients

12-11-14
Megan Vizzard, 14, started Cozies 4 Chemo, which provides cancer patients with blankets to use during chemotherapy.
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Senate Confirms Education Commissioner Hespe

12-11-14
Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron discusses the confirmation hearing for David Hespe to become education commissioner.
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Federal Funds Mean More Kids in New Jersey Will Get to Attend Preschool

12-11-14
About 2,000 children in 19 districts will benefit from $66 million in aid, partly closing gap left when state abandoned earlier pledge to expand pre-K.