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College Grads Get One-of-a-kind Experience In Exchange For Tutoring Newark Students For a Year

Great Oaks Tutor Corps recruits recent college grads to dedicate a year of service to students, providing one-on-one tutoring services.

Advocates Want Pre-K Funding Available For All School Districts Throughout the State

Advocates for Children of New Jersey and Pre-K Our Way say that they want state lawmakers to make Pre-K funding available for school districts throughout the entire state.

Despite Anderson Departure, One Newark Program Continues to Raise Concerns For Upcoming School Year

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced the start of enrollment assistance sites for families seeking assistance in registering their kids for the upcoming school year.

Shifting Gears While Repairing Bikes

Teens at Second Life Bikes work to restore and learn about bikes. At the end of the volunteer program, the kids receive their own bike.

Newark Students Learn from Six Flags Summer Jobs

The Urban League of Essex County has set up Newark students with summer jobs at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. The students get bused to the jobs each day.
Stockton University can find a new buyer for the Showboat, a judge ruled. - (AARON HOUSTON)

Stockton can find new buyer for Showboat, judge rules

Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez said the contract between Stockton University and Glenn Straub's KK Ventures was properly terminated so the school can sell the former Showboat casino.

Christopher’s Law Would Clarify Private Student Loans in Event of Death

Christopher's Law would require private student loans to have clear language explaining the consequences if the borrower or co-signer dies.
Newark schools Superintendent Chris Cerf

New Newark Superintendent Promises ‘Trust’ and ‘Healing,’ But Offers Few Specifics

Chris Cerf pledges steps toward local control while vague on ‘One Newark’ and dealing with looming budget gap.
Rutgers researchers have narrowed their search for the new Rutgers tomato down to three varieties. Photo: Peter Nitzsche/NJAES

Rutgers Tomato Reinvented with Even More Flavor

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is improving a tomato variety thought to be lost to history.
Kids participate in a program offered at Gigi's Playhouse in Hillsborough. Photo Courtesy of Erin Morris.

GiGi’s Playhouse Aims to Change the Way the World Sees Down Syndrome

Down syndrome achievement center GiGi's Playhouse recently opened a location in Hillsborough. Its president hopes more New Jersey locations can open in the future.