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Groups File Complaints Against Red Bank Charter School

11-15-16
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.
161115Delmore

New Jersey Ranks Ninth in Student Loan Debt

11-15-16
The average borrower in New Jersey carries more than $30,000 in student loan debt and nearly two-thirds of students in the Garden State have loans.
161115Vannozzi

Apprenticeship Program Helps New Jerseyans Find Jobs

11-15-16
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.
161111Hill

Monmouth University Military Bridge Program Helps Veterans Pay for Education

11-11-16
The Military Bridge Program at Monmouth University helps veterans get a college education. Monmouth and the VA under the GI Bill match dollars to educate military veterans.
161110Delmore

Newark Reentry Initiative Aims to Cut Recidivism, Prevent Homicide

11-10-16
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.
161103Vannozzi

Newark Parents Part of Lawsuit Challenging NJ’s Teacher Tenure Law

11-3-16
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.
161031Delmore

Princeton Graduate Students Consider Unionization

10-31-16
The Princeton Graduate Student Union voted to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers as a preliminary step toward unionization.
161026Vannozzi

Groups Legally Challenge PARCC Graduation Requirement

10-26-16
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.
161026Hill

Controversy Over Paterson Schools Eliminating Student Accident Insurance

10-26-16
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.
161025Vannozzi

Presidential Race Poses Unique Challenge for Schools

10-25-16
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.