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160223Cruz

Toms River Faces Deep Cuts in Schools Without Additional Financial Help, Say Officials

2-23-16
The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in Toms River and officials say without help, the school district will have to cut teachers.
160219Cruz

Newark School District Announces Absenteeism Committee to Deal with Chronic Problem

2-19-16
Nearly 50 percent of Newark high schoolers missed 18 days or more of school. The district has formed an attendance committee made up of educators and community members to try to tackle the problem of chronic absenteeism.
160218Wanko

Pet Therapy Program Helps Students Work on Reading Skills

2-18-16
South Jersey nonprofit FURever As Friends lets students read to therapy dogs and cats to improve their reading and speech.
160215Jasey

Asw. Jasey Proposes Legislation to Expand Pre-K Program Across the State

2-15-16
Assemblywoman Mila Jasey proposes a bill that would take $110 million from the Property Tax Relief Fund and use it to expand pre-K.
160211Orton

Disney Partners with NJPAC to Bring Theater Education to Under-Resourced Schools

2-11-16
The Disney Music in Schools program has come to New Jersey, giving under-resourced schools performance rights, scripts, CDs and in-school support from NJPAC teaching artists to perform Disney musicals.
160208Wanko

Kennedy Dancers Junior Company Teaches Young People More Than Steps

2-8-16
The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Junior Company in Jersey City teaches children in moderate to low income families how to dance, but also does more.
160203Rose

Debate Over Community Colleges Offering Bachelor of Science Nursing Degrees

2-3-16
Community colleges, which already offer associate's degrees in nursing, would like to offer bachelor's degrees in that field to students. But four-year colleges and universities oppose that move.
160128Hill

NJ-STEP Program Lets Inmates Earn Degrees

1-28-16
The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) gives inmates the opportunity to work toward higher education degrees.
160118Hill

Study: Don’t Make Mortgage Industry Mistakes with Charter Schools

1-18-16
A study has warned policy makers to beware of treating the charter school industry like the mortgage industry in the mid-2000s.
160115Pasternak

Special Education Task Force Finds Recommendations Got Little Attention

1-15-16
Jean Pasternak, who serves on a task force to improve special education in public schools, says more can be done to help students learn.