The New Jersey Department of Education filled the atrium of the NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group with leaders from the world of business, industry and academics to reveal its first results of PARCC testing.
The BEAST, or Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing Laboratory, can measure the longterm effects of weather and wear and tear on infrastructure. In six months researchers can see the wear that takes place over 20 years.
At the Board of Education meeting in Rumson Tuesday night, parents took both sides of the debate. Some said the works of literature were not age appropriate, while others said it broadened students' horizons.
The union representing part-time, or adjunct, professors at Rutgers says their numbers have doubled in 20 years, to nearly 1,500. They say adjuncts do the same work as their full-time counterparts for much less.
A group of organizers met outside a conference in downtown Camden, in hopes of Confronting Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard. Organizers say they want full local control of Camden Schools, which has been state controlled for the past two years.
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