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160303Mooney

NJ Spotlight Education Writer: School Aid to Increase About 1 Percent

3-3-16
Gov. Christie has proposed an additional $100 million in school aid to the state budget, but NJ Spotlight Founding Editor and Education Writer John Mooney says that equals about a 1 percent increase for the average school district in New Jersey.
160302Flanagan

Investigation Into Passaic HS Bomb Threats Continues

3-2-16
There were five bomb threats at Passaic High School in February, prompting bathroom monitoring and an ongoing investigation.
160302Vannozzi

Student Upset with Rutgers’ Response to Her Report of Swastika

3-2-16
Rutgers senior Sara Rosen says her roommates taped a symbol that looked like a swastika to her dorm room ceiling and the university brushed off her concerns.
160301Hill

SAT Changes Make It More Similar to ACT

3-1-16
The new version of the SAT has fewer answer choices, no penalty for wrong answers and an optional essay section that gives test-takers more time.
160225Orton

11-Year-Old Marley Dias Creates Change Through #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

2-25-16
Marley Dias is the founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a book drive to collect 1,000 books that feature women and girls of color as the protagonists.
160224Cruz

Christie in Newark, Emerging from an Unsuccessful Campaign, Slowly

2-24-16
Gov. Christie made his first public appearance since suspending his campaign for president in Newark at a ribbon cutting for Elliott Street School, which is reopening after being severely damaged by fire 10 years ago.
160224Wanko

When to Appeal a College Financial Award

2-24-16
The College Benefits Research Group recommends parents and students appeal financial aid packages in certain situations.
160223Cruz

Toms River Faces Deep Cuts in Schools Without Additional Financial Help, Say Officials

2-23-16
The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in Toms River and officials say without help, the school district will have to cut teachers.
160219Cruz

Newark School District Announces Absenteeism Committee to Deal with Chronic Problem

2-19-16
Nearly 50 percent of Newark high schoolers missed 18 days or more of school. The district has formed an attendance committee made up of educators and community members to try to tackle the problem of chronic absenteeism.
160218Wanko

Pet Therapy Program Helps Students Work on Reading Skills

2-18-16
South Jersey nonprofit FURever As Friends lets students read to therapy dogs and cats to improve their reading and speech.