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160208Wanko

Kennedy Dancers Junior Company Teaches Young People More Than Steps

2-8-16
The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Junior Company in Jersey City teaches children in moderate to low income families how to dance, but also does more.
160203Rose

Debate Over Community Colleges Offering Bachelor of Science Nursing Degrees

2-3-16
Community colleges, which already offer associate's degrees in nursing, would like to offer bachelor's degrees in that field to students. But four-year colleges and universities oppose that move.
160128Hill

NJ-STEP Program Lets Inmates Earn Degrees

1-28-16
The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) gives inmates the opportunity to work toward higher education degrees.
160118Hill

Study: Don’t Make Mortgage Industry Mistakes with Charter Schools

1-18-16
A study has warned policy makers to beware of treating the charter school industry like the mortgage industry in the mid-2000s.
160115Pasternak

Special Education Task Force Finds Recommendations Got Little Attention

1-15-16
Jean Pasternak, who serves on a task force to improve special education in public schools, says more can be done to help students learn.
oldteacher

America’s Oldest — and Most Adorable — Teacher Turns 102 Tuesday

1-11-16
Agnes Zhelesnik turns 102 Jan. 12. She is arguably the oldest employed teacher in America, working in North Plainfield.
160105Hill

How Henry Rowan Changed Glassboro State Forever

1-5-16
Henry Rowan and his family foundation gave $100 million donation, the largest private one ever given to a public school.
160101Vannozzi

No Separation for Public and Private High School Football and Wrestling

1-1-16
State Education Commissioner David Hespe overturned a ruling that would separate public and private schools into their own conferences for football and wrestling.
151229Flanagan

Rigorous Academics Cause For Debate

12-29-15
Students in the West Windson-Plainsboro school district are known for having high academic standards. After finding overly-stressed kids, the district relaxed some of its rules, however some parents fear this "dumbing down" of the curriculum will negatively affect their kids.
151229Vannozzi

Sleep Study Finds Texting Source of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

12-29-15
The one-year study in Edison school district showed that over 60 percent of students are not getting enough sleep because of late night texting or phone use.