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Lawmakers Push for Pre-K Expansion

4-11-16
Sens. Steve Sweeney and Joe Vitale are pushing a bill to expand pre-kindergarten programs in New Jersey. They say every dollar spent on educating 3- and 4-year-olds comes back seven-fold.

Author and Motivational Speaker talks About Living with Autism

4-11-16
Kerry Magro talks about his life and living with autism as well as the goals of the autism community.

Parents Protest Tying PARCC Tests to Graduation

4-6-16
Parents gathered outside the New Jersey Department of Education meeting to protest a proposal to make PARCC test scores part of high school graduation requirements.

Justice Department: Fake University Operated Visa Scam

4-5-16
U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman said the so-called University of Northern New Jersey was a fake and a front for individuals to obtain fraudulent visas.

NJTV News Live Coverage: Don Guardian Press Conference

4-4-16
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian and City Council President Marty Small responded to Gov. Chris Christie’s press conference concerning the takeover bill and the lawsuit against the city.

Backlash After Essex County College Trustees Suspend President, General Counsel

4-1-16
Essex County College students are calling for the federal government and New Jersey’s education commissioner to investigate the college’s Board of Trustees for its decision to suspend President Gale Gibson and General Counsel Rashidah Hasan.

Newark Superintendent Addresses Lead Levels in Schools

4-1-16
Newark Public Schools Superintendent Chris Cerf discusses issues surrounding the high levels of lead found in Newark schools' water.

Lead Found in All Eight Tested Newark Schools

3-31-16
The Newark School District received results from lead testing that found all eight non-traditional buildings tested had at least one water fountain or faucet with lead levels of at least 15 parts per billion.

Questions About Lead Dominate Newark Education Forum

3-29-16
Newark parents were frustrated about how information has been relayed regarding the elevated lead levels in school drinking water.

Bill Requires Mandatory Water Testing for Lead in All NJ Schools

3-28-16
The bill provides $3 million a year to pay for bi-annual lead testing 30 days before school starts, and six months into the school year and would cover every school, including charters and privates.