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Legislative leaders settle school funding differences, await governor’s input

6-15-17
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced a revised school funding plan to put an end to almost two years of political wrangling between the Legislature and the Gov. Christie.

Heat wave prompts early school dismissals

6-13-17
Advocates are calling for air conditioned classrooms to limit lost instruction time due to early dismissals caused by excessive heat.

No school funding deal reached as Christie’s 100-day challenge ends

6-9-17
One hundred days after Christie directed legislators to fix the school funding formula, they're no closer to finding a compromise.

Jersey City clears final hurdle for state control

6-9-17
Jersey City would be the first system in New Jersey to emerge from state control.

Young Urban Leaders helps young adults in Camden succeed

6-5-17
A group in Camden called Young Urban Leaders provides leadership development to young adults through trips, conferences and guest speakers.

Newark students get free eye exams, glasses

6-1-17
Newark Public Schools teamed up with the Helen Keller International ChildSight program and Vision to Learn to provide free vision screenings, eye exams and glasses for children who need them.

Newark school system on track to local control says Cerf

5-31-17
Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf discusses the health of the school district and how Newark Enrolls differs from One Newark.

Private colleges and universities contribute $3.5B to state economy

5-23-17
For every dollar the state invests in private higher education, $35 is being returned to the economy.

Montville Students Learn Tough Life Lessons

5-18-17
Montville's Living Lessons program brings voices from all walks of life together to recount their heroic, diverse and powerful stories for students.

Students Get Hands-On Science Lesson

5-18-17
The Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst hosts 20,000 students from 84 school districts each year to teach them about science in the outdoors.