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160615Flanagan

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.
160609Vannozzi

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.
160531Flanagan

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.
160527Vannozzi

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.
160523Flanagan

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.
160519Hill

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.
160519Vannozzi

Level Up Village Connects Students Worldwide

5-19-16
New social enterprise Level Up Village connects American students with those in other countries. It has 14 partner schools in New Jersey, including Northfield Community Middle School, where students use 3D printers to solve problems with their counterparts in Jordan.
160518Cruz

Governor Visits Charter Schools, Sidesteps Questions on Revenue Projections, Atlantic City

5-18-16
Gov. Christie was in Bergen County where he touted charter school expansion. It's the 20th anniversary of charter schools in New Jersey this year.
160518Barchi

Rutgers President Talks POTUS Commencement Speech and the State of the University

5-18-16
Rutgers President Robert Barchi discussed President Obama's visit and where the university is headed.
160517Hill

NJ LEEP Helps Students Prepare for College

5-17-16
The New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project is an after-school program that recruits eighth-graders in and around Newark and puts them through a rigorous five-week Seton Hall University Law School program.