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Rowan Offers Degree Program That Saves Students Time and Money

Rowan University will offer incoming freshman the chance to get a degree in 3 years, by attending full-time during the summer where tuition, fees and housing will all be free.

Toms River Students Create ‘Fight Song’ Against Bullying

North Dover Elementary School students created a video parody of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song." They changed the lyrics to focus on anti-bullying. The National Center for Education Statistics indicates in 2013 nearly one out of every four students reported being bullied.

Superintendent Cerf Stands Up For Newark Schools

Newark superintendent Chris Cerf discusses One Newark, the district's debt and the process of gaining back local control.

State Releases PARCC Test Questions

The state released 800 test questions from the spring PARCC exam taken by students in grades 3 through 11. Preliminary results show that less than half of New Jersey students met the new performance goals set by the state in either math or English.

‘Bridging The Gap’ by Offering Free or Half-Price Tuition at Rutgers Camden

Rutgers Camden says it’s the first in the state to offer free or half-price tuition. To qualify, students must be a New Jersey resident that graduated from high school. Those from families earning $60,000 or less would qualify for free tuition, and families earning $60,001 to $100,000 would qualify for half-price tuition.

Cerf Reassures Nearly Empty Auditorium That Newark’s School Budget is in Order

There was a low turnout at the most recent Newark school board's special budget hearing. Superintendent Chris Cerf maintained that the current $13 million budget gap will close by the end of the year, despite flat funding from the state.

Cerf Sails Through Annual Report in Front of State Board of Ed.

Newark superintendent Chris Cerf presented a state-mandated annual report on the status of Newark's state-controlled schools.

School Board Elections: the Race No One Wants to Run

School Board elections can often grow contentious, controversial and in the case of New Jersey this year, uncontested. 522 school districts will select board candidates today, but most of the seats have just one or none running.

Major Cuts Happen at Rider University

Rider University announced the termination of 14 majors, the move of three others down to a minor and the layoff of 14 full-time faculty due to budget cuts. The cuts will save the university $2 million a year, as they try to close a $7.5 million budget gap.

Non-Profit Gives Students the Instruments to Succeed

Little Kids Rock is a national non-profit that trains public school teachers to teach kids popular music that they can relate to. The program purchases new instruments like guitars, drums, keyboards and microphones, and donates them to schools. Since 2002 Little Kids Rock has reached more than 400,000 kids in schools throughout the nation.