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Non-Profit Gives Students the Instruments to Succeed

10-28-15
Little Kids Rock is a national non-profit that trains public school teachers to teach kids popular music that they can relate to. The program purchases new instruments like guitars, drums, keyboards and microphones, and donates them to schools. Since 2002 Little Kids Rock has reached more than 400,000 kids in schools throughout the nation.
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Ten Percent of New Jersey Students are Chronically Absent

10-27-15
Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent or more school days. New Jersey has a 180-day school year, that means missing 28 days or more a school year, or two days a month. Chronic absenteeism has a ripple effect on test scores and graduation rates.
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Creating a Culture of Health at Rutgers’ Newest Institute

10-27-15
The 80,000-square foot New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health Institute cost $55 million to build with private donations and taxpayer help, but the lives it intends to save are countless.
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Study Says Excessive Homework Leads to Stressed and Tired Students

10-26-15
The results of a recent survey of 22,000 high schoolers indicates 39 percent of students in school are tired, 29 percent are stressed.
151021Hill

New Jersey PARCC Math Results Troublesome

10-21-15
More than half of the students tested failed to meet expectations or grade level.
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Women Entrepreneurship Week Inspires Women in Business

10-21-15
During New Jersey's second annual Women Entrepreneurship Week, Montclair State University's Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship had a series of workshops and networking opportunities aimed at nurturing women entrepreneurs.
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Calls to Override Bond Vote as Overcrowding in Freehold Schools Persists

10-20-15
Freehold schools have been dealing with severe overcrowded. A growing Hispanic population, in addition to Freehold taxpayers voting against a bond referendum to build new classrooms, have prevented the district from combating the problem. The superintendent says the district is out of whack by about 550 students, causing libraries and technology labs to be partitioned off into classrooms.
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Department of Education Reveals First Results of PARCC Testing

10-20-15
The New Jersey Department of Education filled the atrium of the NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group with leaders from the world of business, industry and academics to reveal its first results of PARCC testing.
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The BEAST Built to Rescue New Jersey’s Infrastructure

10-14-15
The BEAST, or Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing Laboratory, can measure the longterm effects of weather and wear and tear on infrastructure. In six months researchers can see the wear that takes place over 20 years.
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Parents React to ‘Inappropriate’ Books in Rumson School Curriculum

10-14-15
At the Board of Education meeting in Rumson Tuesday night, parents took both sides of the debate. Some said the works of literature were not age appropriate, while others said it broadened students' horizons.