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160914Vannozzi

Young Adults and the Right to Medical Record Privacy

9-14-16
One mother was unable to find out her son's condition at a hospital because of HIPAA rules that prevented the nurse from providing any information.
160908Schmertz

Bill: Forgive Loans If Student Dies or Becomes Permanently Disabled

9-8-16
The Assembly Committee on Higher Education moved a bill forward that would require the Higher Education Student Assistance Agency to forgive debt if a student dies or becomes permanently disabled.
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Bloustein School Dean Leaves Post at High Point in Rutgers History

9-8-16
After 22 years, James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, is taking a sabbatical in order to pursue other efforts advocating for New Jersey.
160906Flanagan

Christie Kicks Off New School Year with Education Reform Bills

9-6-16
Gov. Christie went to a middle school in Caldwell to sign six education reform bills, including bills that limit suspensions and expulsions for kids in preschool though grade 2 and establish state aid for non-public school security.
160901Vannozzi

How Far Should Students Be Expected to Walk to School?

9-1-16
Longstanding legislation in New Jersey stipulates school districts must provide busing for all K-8 students living more than two miles from school and high school students living more than 2.5 miles from school.
160826Vannozzi

Rep. Pallone Introduces Legislation to Pay for Replacing School Water Fountains

8-26-16
Congressman Frank Pallone is introducing new legislation to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act. It’ll provide funds so schools can replace drinking fountains made before 1988.
160826Delmore

More NJ Students Taking ACT, But Scores Are Lowest in Five Years

8-26-16
One in three New Jersey students is choosing to take the ACT, up from one in five just four years ago. But the average score among New Jerseyans is the lowest it’s been in five years.
160823Vannozzi

Protesters Greet Christie at Fairness Formula Forum in Bordentown

8-23-16
Protesters, mostly NJEA members, say Gov. Christie's new plan for school funding disproportionately hurts urban districts with low income students.
160823Cruz

Advocates Say Christie’s Proposed Cuts to Preschool Programs Would be Devastating

8-23-16
Gov. Christie's proposed Fairness Formula would mean the end of special protections for Abbott district full-day preschool. Advocates say the move would be devastating to early childhood programs.
160823Flanagan

Stricter Rules for Commercial Driver’s Licenses Mean Fewer School Bus Drivers

8-23-16
New federal regulations have made the Commercial Driver’s License test much tougher, which has led to an increase in New Jersey failures and fewer qualified school bus driver applicants.