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Parents Rally in Favor of Charter Schools

6-9-15
Newark parents with children in charter schools rallied in Maplewood, against Assemblywoman Mila Jasey's bill that would block charter school expansion for three years.
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Rutgers Digitizes Sheet Music Related to New Jersey

6-9-15
In an effort to catalog, preserve and share sheet music related to New Jersey, Rutgers staffers and students began digitizing what the university had in its archives.
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Tenafly Committee Investigates Later HS Start Time

6-8-15
Tenafly is one of the school districts in New Jersey considering changing its high school start time to 8:30, about an hour later than it currently begins.
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Teachers Get High Marks in New Evaluation System

6-5-15
The first round of assessments to be released since New Jersey implemented tenure reform has found 97 percent of teachers are effective or highly effective.
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Critics Say Paterson’s Special Ed Program Heading Toward Disaster with Layoffs

6-2-15
Administrators have said hundreds of positions will be cut from Paterson schools. Critics say that will spell disaster for the district's special education program and they're planning a school walkout for Friday.
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Parents Fight for Daughter’s Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

6-2-15
Lora and Roger Barbour are appealing a decision so that their 16-year-old autistic daughter with epilepsy can take an additional dose of cannabis oil while in school. They argue the school district's refusal violates the state's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.
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Overwhelming 97% of State’s Teachers Rated ‘Effective’ in New Evaluations

6-2-15
NJEA remains cautious about implementation of AchieveNJ but calls results ‘exceptional.’
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Reaction to Christie’s Condemnation of Common Core

5-29-15
Some parents say Common Core has benefited their children and they disagree with Gov. Christie's assessment of the educational standards.
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Christie Says Common Core Not Meeting Educational Needs

5-28-15
Gov. Christie backed away from Common Core, saying it's not meeting the challenge of educating New Jersey children. He wants New Jersey business partners, administrators, teachers and parents to develop state educational standards.
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Some Legislators Work to Repeal Superintendent Salary Cap

5-27-15
New Jersey limits superintendents' salaries to $175,000 per year, the same pay as the governor. Some lawmakers argue that the cap is causing many qualified administrators to take jobs in bordering states instead of taking pay cuts.