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Christie Proposes ‘Equal’ School Funding Formula

6-21-16
Gov. Christie has proposed sending $6,599 per pupil in state aid to every district in the state, which would increase state aid in 75 percent of the districts and reduce it in 25 percent.

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.

Drug-Free School Zones Could Contribute to NJ Prison System Racial Inequality

6-17-16
Drug-free school zones are meant to protect kids but some experts say they're the cause of staggering racial inequality in New Jersey's prison system where black residents outnumber whites behind bars 12 to one.

Report: Emails Suggest Unit of Christie Office Engaged in Political Activity

6-15-16
Politico reported that emails came out in court documents showing Gov. Christie's Intergovernmental Affairs unit, which has since been disbanded, may have been improperly engaged in political activity.

Preschool Teachers Paid Much Less Than Kindergarten Counterparts

6-15-16
Nationally, preschool teachers make 55 percent less than kindergarten teachers and the story is similar in New Jersey. Education officials say the pay disparity makes a difference for children.

Senate President Proposes Changes to School Funding Formula

6-9-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced legislation that would reallocate how school funding money is spent.

Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Religious Schools?

5-31-16
New Jersey’s ACLU challenged grants a yeshiva and a seminary received from the state’s Department of Higher Education arguing the state constitution bars such financial assistance.

Elementary School Students Get Real World Experience in BizTown

5-27-16
Junior Achievement of New Jersey offers a free program for New Jersey students that gives 13 hours of lessons and then lets the kids show off their skills in a simulated Main Street.

Highland Park to Accommodate Transgender Students

5-23-16
Education officials in Highland Park are expected to formally vote on a comprehensive policy to accommodate transgender students.

West Orange Renames School After Twin Astronauts

5-19-16
West Orange renamed Pleasantdale Elementary Kelly Elementary School in honor of Mark and Scott Kelly, twins who served as NASA astronauts and grew up in the municipality.