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Asm. Ciattarelli Discusses Changes to School Funding Formula, Potential Gubernatorial Run

4-21-16
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli discusses the need to look at and change the current school funding formula that was established in 2008 claiming that some communities aren't pulling their fair share when it comes to contributing.

Lawmakers Question State Education Spending

4-20-16
The Christie administration has proposed increasing school spending by $548 million for next year, but Democrats accused the state of poorly running the Paterson schools for decades.

Paterson School District Faces Job Cuts, Slashed Programs

4-19-16
Paterson School District is facing 115 job cuts, slashed special education programs and reduced sports programs. The state-appointed superintendent asked for a tax hike to support his proposed $558 million budget. The locally-elected board unanimously voted no.

Rutgers Football Coach Discusses Future for Scarlet Knights

4-19-16
Chris Ash is the new head football coach at Rutgers. Previously, he was defensive coordinator at Ohio State.

Senators Question Higher Education Spending in State Budget

4-14-16
The Christie administration is proposing cuts to the Educational Opportunity Fund and to the state's senior public institutions.

President Obama to Give Commencement Address at Rutgers

4-14-16
President Obama will speak at the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony for Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Call for Mandate to Test All NJ Schools’ Drinking Water for Lead

4-11-16
Stakeholders are pushing to pass a statewide mandate that will test all New Jersey schools’ drinking water for lead contamination.

Lawmakers Push for Pre-K Expansion

4-11-16
Sens. Steve Sweeney and Joe Vitale are pushing a bill to expand pre-kindergarten programs in New Jersey. They say every dollar spent on educating 3- and 4-year-olds comes back seven-fold.

Author and Motivational Speaker talks About Living with Autism

4-11-16
Kerry Magro talks about his life and living with autism as well as the goals of the autism community.

Parents Protest Tying PARCC Tests to Graduation

4-6-16
Parents gathered outside the New Jersey Department of Education meeting to protest a proposal to make PARCC test scores part of high school graduation requirements.