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State Education Commissioner David Hespe. Credit: Amanda Brown

Only One New Charter School Gets Go-Ahead, While Two Others Must Close

3-16-15
While renewing 14 charters for existing schools, state officials also rejected closely watched plans to turn two Camden public schools into charters.
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Education Commissioner Defends PARCC Test

3-12-15
Education Commissioner David Hespe told the Senate Education Committee that the PARCC test is a new way to measure achievement, not unlike previous assessments.
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Making Maple Syrup in New Jersey

3-12-15
Students learn the technique of making maple syrup at Howell Living History Farm during maple sugaring season, which ends in late March.
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Baraka Says No Meningitis Threat at Newark’s Oliver Street School

3-11-15
Although a first-grader from Oliver Street School died last week of suspected bacterial meningitis, officials say the school and its students are safe.
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Questions About Using Student Growth to Evaluate Teachers

3-10-15
The state's Education Department wants to use student growth on standardized tests to help evaluate teachers. The NJEA says that's flawed.
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Stevens Institute President: Science and Technology Skills Give College Grads Advantage

3-10-15
Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin says that skills and knowledge obtained in the science and technology areas allow graduates to showcase a very diverse set of skills in the workforce.
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NJ Education Department Plans Changes to Help Better Prepare Teachers

3-4-15
Many teachers in New Jersey have said they're not adequately prepared for the job so the Department of Education will implement changes to try to better prepare people for the profession.
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Getting Young Students Interested in Reading

3-3-15
Barnes & Noble and United Way of Greater Union County teamed up to give Plainfield students books to get them more interested in reading.
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Announcing TCNJ Snow Days Has Made Dave Muha a Campus Celebrity

3-3-15
Dave Muha, associate VP of communications at The College of New Jersey has reached celebrity status on campus for his announcements about snow days.
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High School Graduation Rates Up

2-27-15
More students are graduating high school than ever before nationwide. New Jersey ranks second in the country for its graduation rate.