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GradNation Summit in Newark Aims to Increase High School Graduation Rates

12-12-14
The GradNation Campaign hopes to raise the national graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.
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Students Learn Programming During Hour of Code

12-11-14
More than 1,000 New Jersey schools participated in Hour of Code, which teaches students how to create their own programs, like video games.
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Students Make Blankets for Cancer Patients

12-11-14
Megan Vizzard, 14, started Cozies 4 Chemo, which provides cancer patients with blankets to use during chemotherapy.
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Senate Confirms Education Commissioner Hespe

12-11-14
Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron discusses the confirmation hearing for David Hespe to become education commissioner.
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Federal Funds Mean More Kids in New Jersey Will Get to Attend Preschool

12-11-14
About 2,000 children in 19 districts will benefit from $66 million in aid, partly closing gap left when state abandoned earlier pledge to expand pre-K.
Jeffrey Carson says it is clearer than ever that smaller transfusions are better for many patients than larger ones. Photo: John Emerson

Patients Given Less Blood During Transfusions Do Well

12-10-14
Rutgers-led research finds similar survival rates whether blood transfusions are large or small.
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Rutgers Makes Bowl Game in First Big Ten Season

12-9-14
The Rutgers football team is playing in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit after finishing its first season as part of the Big Ten Conference.
Professor Anthony Tobia, left, talks with medical student Stephanie Peters and Christopher Murray, a first-year undergraduate, at a recent film screening. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Shedding Light on Mental Illness Through Movies and Social Media

12-8-14
Students tweet their insights while watching Forrest Gump, Silver Linings Playbook during innovative Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School course.
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Engineering Students Showcase Designs

12-5-14
Rutgers University held its 15th annual Design of Engineering Systems, which featured products made by engineering students.

Report Contains Good News About New Jersey’s Graduating Class of 2014

12-4-14
Overall graduation rates are up slightly, as are those for African-American and Hispanic students.