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Christie in Newark, Emerging from an Unsuccessful Campaign, Slowly

Gov. Christie made his first public appearance since suspending his campaign for president in Newark at a ribbon cutting for Elliott Street School, which is reopening after being severely damaged by fire 10 years ago.

When to Appeal a College Financial Award

The College Benefits Research Group recommends parents and students appeal financial aid packages in certain situations.

Toms River Faces Deep Cuts in Schools Without Additional Financial Help, Say Officials

The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in Toms River and officials say without help, the school district will have to cut teachers.

Newark School District Announces Absenteeism Committee to Deal with Chronic Problem

Nearly 50 percent of Newark high schoolers missed 18 days or more of school. The district has formed an attendance committee made up of educators and community members to try to tackle the problem of chronic absenteeism.

Pet Therapy Program Helps Students Work on Reading Skills

South Jersey nonprofit FURever As Friends lets students read to therapy dogs and cats to improve their reading and speech.

Asw. Jasey Proposes Legislation to Expand Pre-K Program Across the State

Assemblywoman Mila Jasey proposes a bill that would take $110 million from the Property Tax Relief Fund and use it to expand pre-K.

Disney Partners with NJPAC to Bring Theater Education to Under-Resourced Schools

The Disney Music in Schools program has come to New Jersey, giving under-resourced schools performance rights, scripts, CDs and in-school support from NJPAC teaching artists to perform Disney musicals.

Kennedy Dancers Junior Company Teaches Young People More Than Steps

The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Junior Company in Jersey City teaches children in moderate to low income families how to dance, but also does more.

Debate Over Community Colleges Offering Bachelor of Science Nursing Degrees

Community colleges, which already offer associate's degrees in nursing, would like to offer bachelor's degrees in that field to students. But four-year colleges and universities oppose that move.

NJ-STEP Program Lets Inmates Earn Degrees

The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) gives inmates the opportunity to work toward higher education degrees.