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160629Delmore

Second Chance Pell Offers Prisoners Grants for College Education

6-29-16
A pilot program allows people incarcerated in state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants: federal funding toward a college education.
160628Aron

Christie Holds Forum on Proposed ‘Fairness Formula’

6-28-16
Gov. Christie held a forum in Wall Township to tell residents the benefits of his proposal for school aid, which he is calling the Fairness Formula.
160627Katz

Education Professor Calls Governor’s Fairness Formula ‘Misleading’

6-27-16
Dan Katz, an education professor at Seton Hall University, says Gov. Christie's plan to change the school funding formula doesn't provide equity across the state.
160627Vannozzi

Rutgers Future Scholars Program Helps Low-Income Students Attend College

6-27-16
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.
160624Hill

High School Students Graduate with Associate Degrees

6-24-16
Rowan College at Gloucester County has a program which allows students to earn associate degrees while still attending high school.
160623Hill

Christie Discusses School Funding Plan with South Plainfield Democrats

6-23-16
Gov. Christie visited the home of Paul and Flor Carlisle, who are Democrats, to explain what he believes are the benefits to his proposed school funding formula.
160622Cruz

Dems Trash Governor’s New School Funding Plan

6-22-16
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.
160621Aron

Christie Proposes ‘Equal’ School Funding Formula

6-21-16
Gov. Christie has proposed sending $6,599 per pupil in state aid to every district in the state, which would increase state aid in 75 percent of the districts and reduce it in 25 percent.
160621Vannozzi

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
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.
160617Delmore

Drug-Free School Zones Could Contribute to NJ Prison System Racial Inequality

6-17-16
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.