Schools with the highest absentee rate, lowest test scores and dimmest prospects for graduation are categorized as "renew" schools. One reporter embedded herself in the Quitman renew school for three years. She spoke about what she learned from that experience.
A bill sponsored by Senator Codey would penalize redshirting by making kids who repeat sixth, seventh or eighth grades — despite being academically proficient — eligible for only three consecutive years of high school sports.
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.
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.
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