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Rutgers’ Recovery House Helps Students Who Struggle with Addiction

1-20-17
The Recovery House at Rutgers University offers a living space for students who are recovering from addiction. The average GPA is higher than the rest of campus.

Dem Consensus: Any Plan But Christie’s Plan For School Funding

1-18-17
New Jersey Democrats haven't come up with a unified plan for school funding, but they agree that Gov. Christie's proposal, which he calls the "Fairness Formula," is not the right move for the state.

Charlie’s Law Would Impose Fines for Denying Service Dog Access

1-12-17
A Cherry Hill high school student went to the State House in support of Charlie's Law, named after his service dog. The measure would fine those denying access to the animals.

Special Education Schools Worried About DOE Proposals

1-12-17
The state Department of Education is proposing to freeze and cap staff salary at private special needs schools, lower the salary cap for therapists, return revenue from sales of the schools to the public district, lower the caps for website operations and for professional development.

Assembly Speaker Discusses Drug Treatment, Education Funding

1-12-17
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto discusses what will happen to Medicaid in New Jersey without the Affordable Care Act and education funding following Christie's State of the State.

Critics Speak Ahead of State of the State Address

1-10-17
Critics shared their concerns about education, health care and New Jersey's credit rating ahead of Gov. Christie's seventh State of the State address.

NJ Board of Education Considers Changes to Charter School Regulations

1-4-17
Members of the New Jersey State Board of Education were shown a plan to relax state certification rules for the 31 best-performing charter schools.

Education in New Jersey Year in Review

1-2-17
John Mooney from NJ Spotlight speaks about the most pressing issues facing education in New Jersey: Gov. Christie's proposed changes to the funding formula, PARCC testing and charter schools.

2016 Year in Review of New Jersey News

12-30-16
Many big news events happened in New Jersey in 2016.

Camden Schools to Get $30M Department of Education Grant

12-21-16
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to the Center for Family Services. The nonprofit group will dole out the money to four Camden neighborhoods: Cooper Lanning, Bergen Square, Centerville and Liberty Park.