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160823Schmertz

Where NJ Colleges Stand in Number of Campus Sexual Assaults

8-23-16
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers had the highest number of reported rapes in New Jersey in 2014, the seventh most in the nation.
160822Cruz

Report Suggests Local Control of Newark Schools Could Be Close

8-22-16
"Pathway to Local Control," a 45-page report based on the work of the Newark Education Success Board, was unveiled today.
160815Hill

Addiction Services Hotline Helps Residents with Recovery

8-15-16
Forty-plus call takers who answer the 24-hour hotline at Rutgers Behavioral Health Center are trained to assess need, urgency and emergency and then match callers with a database of options.
160812Cerf

Newark Superintendent Talks PARCC, Local Control and ‘Fairness Formula’

8-12-16
Chris Cerf, the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, discusses PARCC testing, Christie's "Fairness Formula" and Newark's progress toward gaining local control.
160810Delmore

School Security Panel Discusses Need for Preparation

8-10-16
State officials and prosecutors, along with an FBI agent that investigated the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the former Columbine High School principal, discussed what can be done to make NJ schools safer.
160810Hill

Bill Would Mandate Cursive Writing for NJ Elementary School Students

8-10-16
Assemblyman Ron Dancer reintroduced a bill with bipartisan support to mandate New Jersey’s public elementary schools teach cursive so students can write and read it by the end of third grade.
160808Flanagan

Calls for Reform of HESAA Student Loan Practices

8-8-16
At a special hearing of Senate committees, NJCLASS loans administered by the NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority were called into question for its lending practices.
160805Flanagan

Freehold Borough to Get New School Facilities Despite Two ‘No’ Votes

8-5-16
An historic state ruling just overturned the local voters and ordered Freehold Borough to build new classrooms and other facilities for the overcrowded district.
160803Aron

Sweeney Calls for NJEA Investigation, Christie Wants Scrutiny of Weinberg, Wisniewski

8-3-16
Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron breaks down Senate President Sweeney's accusations against the NJEA and Gov. Christie's against Sen. Weinberg and Assemblyman Wisniewski.
Sweeney

Senate President Accuses NJEA of Trying to Extort Public Officials

8-3-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney wants the U.S. attorney and New Jersey attorney general to investigate claims that the NJEA is trying to coerce officials into approving a pension ballot question by threatening to withhold political contributions.