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Protestors Demand Princeton Fire Tenured Professor Who They Say Advocates Killing Disabled Babies

6-12-15
Princeton University Bioethics Professor Peter Singer says severely disabled infants should be euthanized to save on health care costs, an idea that doesn't sit well with many who are calling for the university to fire him.
150611Webber

Asm. Webber: Take a Cue from Purdue University and Freeze College Tuition in NJ

6-11-15
Assemblyman Jay Webber talks about the benefits of adopting a higher education model that freezes tuition in order to reduce student debt.
150609Flanagan

Parents Rally in Favor of Charter Schools

6-9-15
Newark parents with children in charter schools rallied in Maplewood, against Assemblywoman Mila Jasey's bill that would block charter school expansion for three years.
150609Wanko

Rutgers Digitizes Sheet Music Related to New Jersey

6-9-15
In an effort to catalog, preserve and share sheet music related to New Jersey, Rutgers staffers and students began digitizing what the university had in its archives.
150608Hill

Tenafly Committee Investigates Later HS Start Time

6-8-15
Tenafly is one of the school districts in New Jersey considering changing its high school start time to 8:30, about an hour later than it currently begins.
150605Vannozzi

Teachers Get High Marks in New Evaluation System

6-5-15
The first round of assessments to be released since New Jersey implemented tenure reform has found 97 percent of teachers are effective or highly effective.
150602Flanagan

Critics Say Paterson’s Special Ed Program Heading Toward Disaster with Layoffs

6-2-15
Administrators have said hundreds of positions will be cut from Paterson schools. Critics say that will spell disaster for the district's special education program and they're planning a school walkout for Friday.
150602Hill

Parents Fight for Daughter’s Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

6-2-15
Lora and Roger Barbour are appealing a decision so that their 16-year-old autistic daughter with epilepsy can take an additional dose of cannabis oil while in school. They argue the school district's refusal violates the state's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.
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Overwhelming 97% of State’s Teachers Rated ‘Effective’ in New Evaluations

6-2-15
NJEA remains cautious about implementation of AchieveNJ but calls results ‘exceptional.’
150529Flanagan

Reaction to Christie’s Condemnation of Common Core

5-29-15
Some parents say Common Core has benefited their children and they disagree with Gov. Christie's assessment of the educational standards.