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Christie Warns Newark Mayor His ‘Attitude’ Could Slow Return of Local Schools Control

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka opposes expansion of charter schools in the city. Gov. Christie says his decision to support traditional, failing schools might hinder the return of schools to local control.

Retiring Community College President Discusses Challenges

Dr. Edward Yaw is retiring as president of County College of Morris after 30 years. He talked about why he stayed in his position so long and the challenges community colleges face.

College Students Present Research Projects at Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center hosted an undergraduate research symposium where college students present for the chance to continue their research.

NJ BAEO Working to Create a Community Where Black Parents Use Their Voice

Shanell Dunns from the New Jersey Black Alliance for Educational Options says getting black parents involved in their children's education begins with meeting them where they are.

Anti-Bullying Task Force Offers New Recommendations

New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Task Force has recommended identifying power imbalances, giving principals great latitude to determine whether to investigate a complaint and a fund for more programs.

NJ Spotlight Education Writer: School Aid to Increase About 1 Percent

Gov. Christie has proposed an additional $100 million in school aid to the state budget, but NJ Spotlight Founding Editor and Education Writer John Mooney says that equals about a 1 percent increase for the average school district in New Jersey.

Investigation Into Passaic HS Bomb Threats Continues

There were five bomb threats at Passaic High School in February, prompting bathroom monitoring and an ongoing investigation.

Student Upset with Rutgers’ Response to Her Report of Swastika

Rutgers senior Sara Rosen says her roommates taped a symbol that looked like a swastika to her dorm room ceiling and the university brushed off her concerns.

SAT Changes Make It More Similar to ACT

The new version of the SAT has fewer answer choices, no penalty for wrong answers and an optional essay section that gives test-takers more time.

11-Year-Old Marley Dias Creates Change Through #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

Marley Dias is the founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a book drive to collect 1,000 books that feature women and girls of color as the protagonists.