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150710Vannozzi

Big Ten Seen as a Draw for Rutgers

7-10-15
Since joining the Big Ten Conference, Rutgers University has seen an 11 percent increase in first year applicants.
150513Hill

Horses Help Medical Students Improve Bedside Manner

7-10-15
Rutgers Medical School offers Horses for Healers, a class that lets students interact with horses to become more aware of non-verbal cues that will help with future patients.
150709Wanko

Horizons Program Combats Summer Slide

7-9-15
The six-week program Horizons teaches kids over the summer to keep them learning and prevent the summer slide.
150708Vannozzi

NJ State Board of Ed Approves Chris Cerf as Newark Superintendent in Split Vote

7-8-15
In a 6-4 decision, members of the New Jersey State Board of Education approved the nomination of Chris Cerf to lead Newark's public schools.
150707Cruz

Some See Cerf as Sorry Selection for Newark’s Schools

7-7-15
Opponents of Cami Anderson aren't pleased with Gov. Christie's choice of Chris Cerf to replace her as Newark's superintendent.
150707Delmore

Freehold Board of Ed Asks State to Overrule Referendum Votes

7-7-15
Freehold Borough schools are beyond their maximum capacity and two proposals for building expansions failed to get voter approval. Now the Board of Education is asking State Education Commissioner David Hespe to overrule the voters and ask the state to provide $33 million for expansion.
150707Flanagan

Perth Amboy Offers Summer Meals to Kids in Need with Help of Federal Funds

7-7-15
As part of an initiative to ensure students don't go hungry over the summer, Perth Amboy is using money from the USDA to bring children who qualify for free lunches during the school year meals while they're on summer break.
150706Abigon

Newark Teachers Union President: We Want An Educator to Lead the District

7-6-15
New Newark Teacher's Union President John Abeigon talks about the district's recent changes with the departure of Superintendent Cami Anderson and what the union hopes to see happen in the future.
150706Wanko

The History of the American Flag

7-6-15
Rutgers University's Andy Urban explains how the modern-day American flag came to be.
150630Flanagan

Large Group Protests Christie’s Presidential Announcement

6-30-15
About 1,000 protestors gathered outside Livingston High School to tell what they say is the truth about Chris Christie while he was inside announcing his bid for president.