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How Henry Rowan Changed Glassboro State Forever

1-5-16
Henry Rowan and his family foundation gave $100 million donation, the largest private one ever given to a public school.

No Separation for Public and Private High School Football and Wrestling

1-1-16
State Education Commissioner David Hespe overturned a ruling that would separate public and private schools into their own conferences for football and wrestling.

Rigorous Academics Cause For Debate

12-29-15
Students in the West Windson-Plainsboro school district are known for having high academic standards. After finding overly-stressed kids, the district relaxed some of its rules, however some parents fear this "dumbing down" of the curriculum will negatively affect their kids.

Sleep Study Finds Texting Source of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

12-29-15
The one-year study in Edison school district showed that over 60 percent of students are not getting enough sleep because of late night texting or phone use.

Rutgers Terrorism Medicine Course First of Its Kind

12-29-15
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is one of the first to develop techniques in the field of terror medicine. The training covers how to get to patients and how to take care of people in the event of a terrorist incident.

Rutgers Newark Creates Free Tuition Program

12-28-15
Newark has one of the lowest rates of residents that go to college at 17 percent. Rutgers Newark hopes to increase this number to 25 percent in the next ten years through a free tuition program for those with financial need.

Assessing Students’ Readiness for College and Careers

12-28-15
While the two are often lumped together, educators say college and career readiness should be looked at separately because they do not have the same criteria.

Camden Superintendent on First Year of Universal Enrollment

12-24-15
Paymon Rouhanifard said Camden schools are moving to one application with one deadline for students and parents wishing to change schools. He says it's a community effort to regain local control, and that it won't happen in the immediate future.

Newark Superintendent: ‘We’re Not Where We Need To Be’

12-23-15
Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf discusses the release of PARCC scores that show below average student performance. He also discusses the timeline of control being handed back to Newark.

Every Student Succeeds Act Gives States More Power

12-22-15
President Obama ended more than a dozen years of No Child Left Behind — which critics called overbearing and over centralized. With the stroke of a pen the president put America on a new education policy path with the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.