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160623Hill

Christie Discusses School Funding Plan with South Plainfield Democrats

6-23-16
Gov. Christie visited the home of Paul and Flor Carlisle, who are Democrats, to explain what he believes are the benefits to his proposed school funding formula.
160622Cruz

Dems Trash Governor’s New School Funding Plan

6-22-16
Gov. Christie wants to change the school funding formula to send the same amount of state aid to every student regardless of the district. Democrats are criticizing the idea, saying it does a disservice to children living in urban districts.
160621Aron

Christie Proposes ‘Equal’ School Funding Formula

6-21-16
Gov. Christie has proposed sending $6,599 per pupil in state aid to every district in the state, which would increase state aid in 75 percent of the districts and reduce it in 25 percent.
160621Vannozzi

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.
160617Delmore

Drug-Free School Zones Could Contribute to NJ Prison System Racial Inequality

6-17-16
Drug-free school zones are meant to protect kids but some experts say they're the cause of staggering racial inequality in New Jersey's prison system where black residents outnumber whites behind bars 12 to one.
160615Aron

Report: Emails Suggest Unit of Christie Office Engaged in Political Activity

6-15-16
Politico reported that emails came out in court documents showing Gov. Christie's Intergovernmental Affairs unit, which has since been disbanded, may have been improperly engaged in political activity.
160615Flanagan

Preschool Teachers Paid Much Less Than Kindergarten Counterparts

6-15-16
Nationally, preschool teachers make 55 percent less than kindergarten teachers and the story is similar in New Jersey. Education officials say the pay disparity makes a difference for children.
160609Vannozzi

Senate President Proposes Changes to School Funding Formula

6-9-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced legislation that would reallocate how school funding money is spent.
160531Flanagan

Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Religious Schools?

5-31-16
New Jersey’s ACLU challenged grants a yeshiva and a seminary received from the state’s Department of Higher Education arguing the state constitution bars such financial assistance.