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131219Dreamact

DREAM Act Supporters Disappointed With Compromise, But Say It’s a Start

12-19-13
Lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie have reached a compromise to pass the DREAM Act, allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, but they won't be getting tuition assistance.

Assembly drops financial aid from tuition bill

12-19-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a compromise immigrant tuition bill, which Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign on Friday. The Assembly vote came Thursday evening. Christie said earlier in the day he was prepared to sign the ...

6 states receive $280M in early learning grants

12-19-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced that six states have won a combined $280 million in grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and ...

Ex-school official sentenced for theft of GED fees

12-18-13
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former central New Jersey school official who stole more than $26,000 in student GED application fees has been sentenced to a 364-day county jail term. Patricia Ruggeri of East Brunswick must also make full restitution ...
131218Guenther

Guenther Says He’s Honored to be Superintendent of the Year

12-18-13
Atlantic County Institute of Technology Superintendent Philip Guenther says that he is honored to be selected as the New Jersey Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators.

NJ school put on precautionary lockout

12-18-13
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities placed a southern New Jersey grammar school under a precautionary lockout after a parent reported hearing gunshots in nearby woods. Police responded to the J.W. Lilley Elementary School in Gloucester ...

Only 3 students scored college-ready in Camden, NJ

12-18-13
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The new school superintendent in Camden, N.J., says it was a "kick-in-the-stomach moment" when he learned that only three district high school students who took the SAT in the 2011-12 school year scored as college-ready. Paymon ...

NJ teacher on leave after shouting video posted

12-18-13
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials have placed a teacher in northern New Jersey on leave while they investigate a video posted online that shows a man yelling at a student in a classroom. The man is obstructed by the student in the video and the ...

Most NJ schools to try out new standardized test

12-17-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Most New Jersey school districts will try out a new standardized test next year before it goes statewide in 2015. The state plans to use the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to replace its ...

NJ looking at forgiving medical school loans

12-17-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New doctors in New Jersey could have their medical school loans forgiven if they practice in low-income communities for a decade. The state Assembly's higher education committee unanimously advanced the measure on Monday. Under ...