Teachers and administrators nominate low-income, academically promising students for the Rutgers Future Scholars program. They have to be first-generation college goers and they’ve got to complete tough benchmarks to attend college tuition-free.
Gov. Christie wants to change the school funding formula to send the same amount of state aid to every student regardless of the district. Democrats are criticizing the idea, saying it does a disservice to children living in urban districts.
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.
Drug-free school zones are meant to protect kids but some experts say they're the cause of staggering racial inequality in New Jersey's prison system where black residents outnumber whites behind bars 12 to one.
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