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150109Cruz

Jersey City to Get New Elementary School

1-9-15
Officials held a groundbreaking for a new school in Jersey City Heights for pre-K to fifth grade, scheduled to open for the 2016 school year.
150107Mooney

NJ Spotlight Founder: Chance of School Aid Increases

1-7-15
NJ Spotlight founder John Mooney says there may be chance that schools receive additional aid in the state budget, but it won't be much of an increase.
150106Flanagan

Cami Anderson Faces Education Committee

1-6-15
Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson appeared before the Joint Committee on Education to discuss the One Newark reform plan.
150106Cruz

Newark Police Address Relationship with Young Men of Color

1-6-15
During a My Brother's Keeper event at Central High School in Newark, police and young men of color met to discuss the relationship between the two groups.
150105Bri

Camden Schools Roll Out Positive Behavior Program

1-5-15
Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard is rolling out a new positive behavior program in some of the elementary schools.
141225Hill

Einstein Academy Teacher Gets Milken Award

12-25-14
Tracy Espiritu, who teaches at Einstein Academy in Elizabeth, is one of 40 teachers in the U.S. to receive a Milken Educator Award and a check for $25,000.
Brick City Synergy will attempt to teach 50 Newark youngsters, ages 9 to 14, to avoid mimicking criminal and violent behavior they’ve often observed in their neighborhoods.

Stopping Youth Violence Before it Occurs

12-23-14
Rutgers and the city of Newark collaborate to help at-risk youngsters.
141222Wanko

Teens Sing to Children’s Hospital Patients

12-22-14
To get them in the holiday spirit, students from Red Bank Catholic High School visited patients at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital to sing holiday songs.
141219Bri

Transgender Students Search for Space to Belong

12-19-14
Transgender students often have to fight schools to use gender-specific restrooms and dressing rooms. Rowan University has started using gender neutral bathrooms.
141219Duffy

Rutgers Ditches Dining Trays

12-19-14
Not offering trays in dining halls saves money and cuts down on wasted food.