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160504Hill

Parents Ask NJ Officials to Start School Later

5-4-16
Parents cited studies from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others that show sleep deprivation puts teens at a higher risk for car crashes and poor academic performance.
160504Delmore

No Statewide Policy on Transgender School Bathroom Use

5-4-16
New Jersey has no statewide policy for schools to follow when transgender students want to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.
160501Flanagan

Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

5-2-16
Gov. Christie announced that all public schools, including charter schools, will have to start lead testing water and notifying parents of results this September.
160429Orton

Family Fun and Tradition Are at the Heart of Rutgers Day

4-29-16
The annual campus-wide celebration Rutgers Day is less than a decade old, but it has roots dating back to the turn of the last century. The event was built upon the already-popular New Jersey Folk Festival and historic Ag Field Day.
160428Hill

Essex County College Dismisses 21 More After Firing President

4-28-16
One week after Essex County College fired President Gale Gibson, its general counsel and Vice President Rashidah Hasan, 21 contracts were not renewed for vice presidents, administrators, faculty members and others.
160428Ohazuruike

First Student from Newark Receives Prestigious Princeton Prize

4-28-16
Shawn Ohazuruike received the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for creating the Diversity Among Peers Program at Delbarton School in Morristown.
160427Flanagan

Newark Mayor, Governor Blame Each Other for School Trouble

4-27-16
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka blames Gov. Christie and state management for the $72 million budget hole facing the city's school district and a proposed 10.3 percent school tax increase. Christie says the schools are failing despite getting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers.
160426Flanagan

Bill Would Repeal State’s Ability to Take Over School Districts

4-26-16
Lawmakers introduced a bill to repeal the state Department of Education’s power to take over local districts, and return local control within one year to all four state-run districts: Jersey City, Paterson, Newark and Camden.
160426Stanton

Seton Hall Medical School Aims to Change Future of Health Care

4-26-16
Dr. Bonita Stanton, one of the founding members of Seton Hall's medical school, says communities are where disease and health happens. Seton Hall's program will focus on getting students out into communities in order to provide better health care and instill the need for outreach.
160422Orton

College Kids Make Strides in Green Engineering

4-22-16
Students at Raritan Valley Community College, Rutgers and Stevens Institute of Technology work in various ways to minimize people's impact on the environment.