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High School Graduation Rates Up

2-27-15
More students are graduating high school than ever before nationwide. New Jersey ranks second in the country for its graduation rate.

Surviving a Commuter Marriage

2-26-15
A Rutgers professor examines how the growing trend of couples living apart for work relates to work, family and gender roles.

Sen. Weinberg: There is No Deal to Save the Pension System

2-24-15
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg says although Gov. Christie said there was a deal to save the state's pension system during his budget address, that's not true.

School District Apologizes for PARCC Incentives

2-24-15
Morris Hills Regional District offered incentives for students to take the controversial PARCC test.

Assembly Approves Bill to Delay PARCC Test

2-23-15
Members of the Assembly voted 63 to 7 to delay the PARCC test results being used by three years.

Newark Students’ Protest Gets Them Meeting with Superintendent

2-20-15
Members of Newark Students Union got a meeting with Superintendent Cami Anderson after locking themselves in her office for three nights. Anderson said the meeting was productive, but the students disagree.

Hamilton Students Get Delayed Opening for Teachers to Get PARCC Training

2-19-15
Classes in Hamilton Township started 90 minutes late for a final teacher training on administering the PARCC tests.

NJ Spotlight Education Writer: Concerns Surrounding Common Core Mount

2-17-15
NJ Spotlight founder and education writer John Mooney says that concerns about the Common Core have come from politicians, teachers' unions and pro public school activists.

A Career Spent Fighting Mother-to-Infant HIV Transmission

2-17-15
Rutgers’ Carolyn Burr did not let anything get in her way – not even MS.

Ingredient in Olive Oil Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer

2-16-15
Oleocanthal kills cancer cells with its own enzymes.