D.A.R.E. New Jersey has lost its legal battle with D.A.R.E. America so the state organization no longer exists. The national organization is still teaching middle school students drug prevention in New Jersey.
Elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga was fired after having her students write letters to a man convicted of killing a police officer and Rev. Warren Hall was reassigned from Seton Hall University after supporting a group that promotes same-sex marriage.
Students at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science have testified in front of a Senate committee to push for legislation that would change the designation for diamondback terrapins, turtles that live in New Jersey.
Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson defends the use of the turnaround school designation, which the teachers union has criticized, saying it offers an opportunity to improve schools and accelerate progress.
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