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HELP Act: Forgive Student Loans for Ill or Deceased Borrowers

Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced federal legislation, the Student Borrower Higher Education Lending Protection Act, that would forgive student debt in the event of death, permanent disability or should a co-signer die.

Trenton Makes Music Highlights City’s Musical History

The College of New Jersey’s faculty and nearly two dozen students are working on the Trenton Makes Music project that highlights the city's musical history and future.

Planning for New Fed-Mandated Every Student Succeeds Act Could Face Bumpy Ride

The successor to No Child Left Behind, the Every Student Succeeds Act returns a lot of decision-making authority to the state, according to some. But one New Jersey lawmaker questions how it will be implemented, especially with a new governor.

Many NJ Catholic High Schools Lack Football Program

More than half of New Jersey’s 60 Catholic high schools don't have football programs. Of course, some are all-girls schools, but the trend still holds more so in North Jersey than South.

Boys and Girls Club of Newark Offers Positive Place for Kids

The Boys and Girls Club of Newark considers itself an oasis of opportunity for kids to be kids.

Newark Superintendent Discusses School Funding

Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf discusses Gov. Chris Christie's "Fairness Formula", student achievement standards and regaining local control.

Rutgers Launches Food Pantry for Students

Rutgers New Brunswick has opened a food pantry this fall to help students in need of food.

Audit: NJ School Funding System is Flawed

A state audit found New Jersey school funding isn’t based on current enrollment and demographics data and the gap is particularly wide among special education students.

WQXR Drive Brings Instruments to Newark Students

Classical radio station WQXR held an instrument drive and brought the collected items to Harriet Tubman Middle School in Newark for the students.

Bill Would Implement Strict School Return Policy After Concussions

A proposed bill would require students with concussions to have permission from a health care provider before going back to school.