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Advocates Say Christie’s Proposed Cuts to Preschool Programs Would be Devastating

8-23-16
Gov. Christie's proposed Fairness Formula would mean the end of special protections for Abbott district full-day preschool. Advocates say the move would be devastating to early childhood programs.

Stricter Rules for Commercial Driver’s Licenses Mean Fewer School Bus Drivers

8-23-16
New federal regulations have made the Commercial Driver’s License test much tougher, which has led to an increase in New Jersey failures and fewer qualified school bus driver applicants.

Fired Paramus Catholic Employee’s Suit Allowed to Move Forward

8-23-16
Paramus Catholic High School says it fired Kate Drumgoole as girls head basketball coach and guidance dean because she was in a same-sex marriage, a decision protected by the First Amendment. But a Bergen County judge ruled Drumgoole's lawsuit against the school can move forward.

North Jerseyans More Likely to Have College Degrees

8-23-16
About 60 percent of North Jersey residents have at least a two-year post-high school degree. In South Jersey, it’s half that, according to a recent report by the Lumina Foundation.

Where NJ Colleges Stand in Number of Campus Sexual Assaults

8-23-16
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers had the highest number of reported rapes in New Jersey in 2014, the seventh most in the nation.

Report Suggests Local Control of Newark Schools Could Be Close

8-22-16
"Pathway to Local Control," a 45-page report based on the work of the Newark Education Success Board, was unveiled today.

Addiction Services Hotline Helps Residents with Recovery

8-15-16
Forty-plus call takers who answer the 24-hour hotline at Rutgers Behavioral Health Center are trained to assess need, urgency and emergency and then match callers with a database of options.

Newark Superintendent Talks PARCC, Local Control and ‘Fairness Formula’

8-12-16
Chris Cerf, the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, discusses PARCC testing, Christie's "Fairness Formula" and Newark's progress toward gaining local control.

School Security Panel Discusses Need for Preparation

8-10-16
State officials and prosecutors, along with an FBI agent that investigated the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the former Columbine High School principal, discussed what can be done to make NJ schools safer.

Bill Would Mandate Cursive Writing for NJ Elementary School Students

8-10-16
Assemblyman Ron Dancer reintroduced a bill with bipartisan support to mandate New Jersey’s public elementary schools teach cursive so students can write and read it by the end of third grade.