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E-Book Compiles Three Years of Reporting Inside Newark’s Quitman Renew School

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.

Board of Education Toughens Standards for Aspiring Classroom Teachers

Education majors will be required to add 175 hours of clinical hours in classrooms, in addition to a year of student teaching.

Kean University Students React to Bomb Threats and Hate Tweets

Someone tweeted a barrage of racist death threats threatening students of color Tuesday.

Bill Throws Red Flag on Redshirting

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.

Rowan Offers Degree Program That Saves Students Time and Money

Rowan University will offer incoming freshman the chance to get a degree in 3 years, by attending full-time during the summer where tuition, fees and housing will all be free.

Toms River Students Create ‘Fight Song’ Against Bullying

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.

Superintendent Cerf Stands Up For Newark Schools

Newark superintendent Chris Cerf discusses One Newark, the district's debt and the process of gaining back local control.

State Releases PARCC Test Questions

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.

‘Bridging The Gap’ by Offering Free or Half-Price Tuition at Rutgers Camden

Rutgers Camden says it’s the first in the state to offer free or half-price tuition. To qualify, students must be a New Jersey resident that graduated from high school. Those from families earning $60,000 or less would qualify for free tuition, and families earning $60,001 to $100,000 would qualify for half-price tuition.

Cerf Reassures Nearly Empty Auditorium That Newark’s School Budget is in Order

There was a low turnout at the most recent Newark school board's special budget hearing. Superintendent Chris Cerf maintained that the current $13 million budget gap will close by the end of the year, despite flat funding from the state.