The Lakewood school district is $12 million in debt. The proposed budget, which the school board condemned and the superintendent refused to certify, would cut 68 teachers, which could lead to class sizes of 40.
Water filters on pipes in some Newark public schools show the district has been battling elevated lead levels in the drinking water for some time. Newark and the state are each saying the other is working to conduct lead testing for city students.
Field Trip New Jersey, a program started in January by the Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, has awarded 83 schools grants to help offset the cost of educational field trips.
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