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160510Flanagan

Settlement: PARCC Test Not Required for HS Graduation

5-10-16
The Education Law Center sued New Jersey’s Department of Education, saying the state imposed new graduation requirements on students without going through the legally required process to do so. The case has been settled and students without PARCC test results will be able to submit portfolios to graduate.
160509Aron

Christie Visits Camden Amid News He Will Head Trump’s Transition Team

5-9-16
Gov. Christie made two stops at Camden educational facilities Monday, the same day Donald Trump announced him as head of his transition team.
160506Vannozzi

Rahway Students Get Chance to Attend College Tuition-Free

5-6-16
About 90 Rahway students will have the opportunity to participate in the Rutgers Future Scholars program. The scholarship picks up the tab for tuition and fees at the university, which run about $55,000 for a four-year education.
160504Hill

Parents Ask NJ Officials to Start School Later

5-4-16
Parents cited studies from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others that show sleep deprivation puts teens at a higher risk for car crashes and poor academic performance.
160504Delmore

No Statewide Policy on Transgender School Bathroom Use

5-4-16
New Jersey has no statewide policy for schools to follow when transgender students want to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.
160501Flanagan

Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

5-2-16
Gov. Christie announced that all public schools, including charter schools, will have to start lead testing water and notifying parents of results this September.
160429Orton

Family Fun and Tradition Are at the Heart of Rutgers Day

4-29-16
The annual campus-wide celebration Rutgers Day is less than a decade old, but it has roots dating back to the turn of the last century. The event was built upon the already-popular New Jersey Folk Festival and historic Ag Field Day.
160428Hill

Essex County College Dismisses 21 More After Firing President

4-28-16
One week after Essex County College fired President Gale Gibson, its general counsel and Vice President Rashidah Hasan, 21 contracts were not renewed for vice presidents, administrators, faculty members and others.
160428Ohazuruike

First Student from Newark Receives Prestigious Princeton Prize

4-28-16
Shawn Ohazuruike received the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for creating the Diversity Among Peers Program at Delbarton School in Morristown.
160427Flanagan

Newark Mayor, Governor Blame Each Other for School Trouble

4-27-16
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka blames Gov. Christie and state management for the $72 million budget hole facing the city's school district and a proposed 10.3 percent school tax increase. Christie says the schools are failing despite getting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers.