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160713Flanagan

Rutgers Strikes Exclusive Deal with Coca-Cola

7-13-16
Coca-Cola will pay Rutgers University millions in exchange for a monopoly on soda sales. Some are questioning the university's move since it houses a medical school.
160712Vannozzi

Children of Immigrants Benefit from Higher Education Loan Change

7-12-16
For the first time, New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority will no longer automatically deny the applications of students who can’t produce a social security number for their parents.
160707Delmore

Program Provides Meals to Students on Summer Break

7-7-16
Officials visit summer camps and other areas where children congregate during the summer to offer meals to students who get them through the government during the school year.
160706Helen

Report: 1 in 5 Women is Sexually Assaulted in College

7-6-16
Helen Archontou, CEO of the Bergen County YWCA, says resources for victims, in addition to teaching proper behavior to young children, are key in raising awareness about sexual assault.
160706Delmore

Controversy Over Collingswood Teacher Calling Police for Third-Grader

7-6-16
A Collingswood Public Schools teacher called police to respond to a third-grader’s comment that another student called racist. Parents were upset they weren't notified of a policy change that involved police in school behavioral issues.
160705Flanagan

NJ Students Find HESAA Loans Unforgiving

7-5-16
New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority issues NJCLASS loans, which are privately run. Some students and families have found it difficult to make payments and get deferment.
160704Delmore

Ask Away: Should NJ Move to Merge Local School Districts?

7-4-16
School consolidation is a topic of debate in New Jersey. Proponents say the move will save money and improve education, but others bring up logistical difficulties like teacher contracts as obstacles.
160701Hill

Charter Schools at Center of ‘Fairness Formula’ Debate

7-1-16
Gov. Christie has touted charter school success to justify his plan for school aid in New Jersey. Opponents say charter schools don't have the same challenges as traditional public schools, but administrators of those educational institutions say they too have students with special needs.
160629Delmore

Second Chance Pell Offers Prisoners Grants for College Education

6-29-16
A pilot program allows people incarcerated in state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants: federal funding toward a college education.
160628Aron

Christie Holds Forum on Proposed ‘Fairness Formula’

6-28-16
Gov. Christie held a forum in Wall Township to tell residents the benefits of his proposal for school aid, which he is calling the Fairness Formula.