The governor said his Fairness Formula would lower property taxes in many suburbs, including an average of $2,200 in Fair Lawn, and it would give $6,600 to every non-special needs public school student in the state.
For the first time, New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority will no longer automatically deny the applications of students who can’t produce a social security number for their parents.
A Collingswood Public Schools teacher called police to respond to a third-grader’s comment that another student called racist. Parents were upset they weren't notified of a policy change that involved police in school behavioral issues.
Gov. Christie has touted charter school success to justify his plan for school aid in New Jersey. Opponents say charter schools don't have the same challenges as traditional public schools, but administrators of those educational institutions say they too have students with special needs.
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