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My Very Own Library Provides Free Books to Students

The United Way runs the My Very Own Library program, which encourages children to read by offering 10 books to students before summer break.

City Mayors Defend Current School Funding Formula

Newark and Jersey City mayors went before the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness to explain why they think the current aid structure makes sense for the state.

Graduation in Question After Errors Found in Englewood Students’ Grades

After the Englewood Public School District switched student information systems in July, errors with credit value, grades and the weight of those grades into students’ GPAs have been found, affecting their eligibility to graduate.

Kids Get More Than a Haircut in Long Branch Barbershops

The Long Branch Free Public Library created an initiative that puts books in barbershops in an effort to encourage young African-American and Latino children to read.

‘Back on Track’ Recognizes Camden Students’ Improvement

The first ever “Back on Track” student luncheon honored nearly two dozen students from Woodrow Wilson High School and Camden High School who’ve worked to overcome attendance, academic or behavior issues.

Paterson Case Highlights Overseas Students Playing High School Sports

The basketball coach and assistant coach at Paterson Eastside have been suspended after it was discovered that they were housing players from Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

New Jersey Could Capitalize on DeVos Confirmation

New Education Secretary Besty DeVos could conceivably shift $20 billion in federal education funding into a school vouchers program, but New Jersey can capitalize on her preference for local control, according to the State Board of Education president.

Applications for Law School Have Declined in Recent Years

Applications to law schools nationwide have declined an average of 20 percent over the last seven years.

Newark Teachers Union President Discusses Contract Negotiations

Newark school district teachers have been without a contract since 2015. President of the Newark Teachers Union, John Abeigon, gives an update on how negotiations are going.

Debate Over School Funding Continues

The state Supreme Court rejected Gov. Christie's plea to freeze state aid at current levels and let him break union contracts to enact reforms.