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DOE Veteran Talks About the Current State of NJ’s Education System

Richard Ten Eyck talks about new standardized testing, education reform and what needs to be done to shake up the education system.

Settlement: PARCC Test Not Required for HS Graduation

The Education Law Center sued New Jersey’s Department of Education, saying the state imposed new graduation requirements on students without going through the legally required process to do so. The case has been settled and students without PARCC test results will be able to submit portfolios to graduate.

Christie Visits Camden Amid News He Will Head Trump’s Transition Team

Gov. Christie made two stops at Camden educational facilities Monday, the same day Donald Trump announced him as head of his transition team.

Rahway Students Get Chance to Attend College Tuition-Free

About 90 Rahway students will have the opportunity to participate in the Rutgers Future Scholars program. The scholarship picks up the tab for tuition and fees at the university, which run about $55,000 for a four-year education.

Parents Ask NJ Officials to Start School Later

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.

No Statewide Policy on Transgender School Bathroom Use

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.

Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

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

Family Fun and Tradition Are at the Heart of Rutgers Day

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.

Essex County College Dismisses 21 More After Firing President

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.

First Student from Newark Receives Prestigious Princeton Prize

Shawn Ohazuruike received the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for creating the Diversity Among Peers Program at Delbarton School in Morristown.