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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.

Alleged Discrimination Leads to Investigation of One Newark

12-17-15
This November, Newark’s School District agreed to address alleged discrimination via an investigation from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Rouhanifard: Slow and Steady Progress in Camden School System

12-17-15
Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard discusses the recent release of PARCC results and how change has been slow and steady since his appointment.

Paterson School District Least Ready to Reclaim Local Control

12-15-15
The joint committee hammered the state run Paterson district that's been state run for 24 years. Last spring it laid off nearly 200 teachers, resulting in many non-certified teachers in classrooms with 40 students to one teacher.

Racial Divide After Protests at Princeton University

12-11-15
They weren’t expecting the national debate that would follow their 32-hour sit-in and now members of the Black Justice League are defending their protests, after many on Princeton University’s campus say it’s created more of a racial divide.

Rutgers Names New Head Football Coach

12-7-15
Chris Ash was named as the new head coach of Rutgers football following the firing of coach Kyle Flood after a season filled with scandal. Ash is defensive coordinator at Ohio State, and is credited with boosting the Buckeyes’ scoring defense to second in the nation.

Menendez: The Nation Needs to Wake Up to Realities of Gun Violence

12-4-15
Senator Robert Menendez spoke about guns, terrorism and immigration, in light of the recent events in California, at an event at Rutgers Law School about the endangered Perkins student loan program.

Corzine Discusses Successes and Failures in Talk to Students

12-4-15
Former Governor Jon Corzine cautioned students about too much ambition and told them to channel their ambition to benefit others in a lecture called "A Life with Purpose: Reflections on Success and Failure".

National Comparisons Indicate PARCC Assessment Better Than Previously Thought

12-2-15
At its monthly board meeting in Trenton, the state Board of Education got to see how New Jersey stacked up to the PARCC average.

Finding Health Care Solutions for Aging Baby Boomers

12-1-15
A new program offered from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions aims to train health professionals on providing quality care to the growing number of aging baby boomers.