The Latino Coalition and a private parent group filed formal complaints with the state against Red Bank Charter School, which they say educates fewer Latinos than the traditional public schools in the area.
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations helped create the state's new apprenticeship program, which helps at-risk New Jerseyans. The training is free and apprentices are guaranteed a job once they graduate.
Grant money will be used to work with 75 ex-offenders to keep them out of jail and alive. They will be chosen by analyzing crime and parole data to target people at the highest risk of being involved in a homicide.
Six Newark parents are part of a lawsuit challenging the state's teacher tenure law. The suit contends the rule frequently referred to as last in, first out forces districts to retain ineffective teachers with seniority at the expense of a student's education.
Several civil rights and advocacy groups have joined a legal challenge against PARCC, claiming New Jersey’s new high school graduation requirements, which include passing the controversial standardized test, violate state law.
In the spring, the Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year, which means students must use their families' insurance in the event of an accident. The school board president is calling for the insurance to be reinstated.
In an election cycle marred by inflammatory campaign rhetoric and insults that would undoubtedly earn a ticket to detention, schools across New Jersey have been struggling to find creative ways to teach kids the process.
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