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Standardize Tests Are Now Tougher

11-13-13
Grade school student test scores were flat in New Jersey in 2013 compared to the previous year because these achievement tests had been redesigned with tougher questions to match tougher core curriculum standards adopted three years ago.

Immigrant tuition bill up for hearing in NJ

11-13-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An immigration bill in New Jersey allowing in-state tuition to students who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children gets a hearing on Thursday. A similar proposal was advanced by an Assembly committee in June. There's ...

Authorities: NJ ROTC teacher set himself on fire

11-12-13
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a teacher who ran the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at a central New Jersey school burned to death last week after he set himself on fire. The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. ...
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Millburn HS Senior to Take Seat on School Board

11-11-13
Chase Harrison, an 18-year-old, beat an incumbent to become one of the youngest individuals to serve on a school board.
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Former Airman Looking Forward to First Holidays Home After Years of Overseas Duty

11-11-13
Rutgers student Juan Hernandez was one of the first U.S. forces to touch down for the Benghazi evacuation.

7th possible meningitis case on Princeton campus

11-11-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has its seventh case of meningitis this year. The university says a student was diagnosed Sunday morning. Tests are being conducted to determine to what strain of the illness he has. The six other ...
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Cerf Session Highlights Final Day of NJEA Convention

11-8-13
Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf spoke at the final day of the NJEA convention in Atlantic City. Many teachers have expressed frustration with the administration.

NJ students score highly on national test

11-7-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey students have again scored among the top in the nation in standardized tests often used to compare states' education systems. New Jersey's 8th graders had the second-highest average score on the National Assessment ...

NJ teachers back in Atlantic City for convention

11-7-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest teachers union is back in Atlantic City for its annual convention. The New Jersey Education Association last year canceled the event for the first time in its 158-year history because of Superstorm ...

Christie celebrates win by touring charter school

11-6-13
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he won't allow speculation about him running for president to distract from running New Jersey. "I simply won't let it," Christie said after being handed a second term Tuesday. The 51-year-old ...