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NJ LEEP Helps Students Prepare for College

5-17-16
The New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project is an after-school program that recruits eighth-graders in and around Newark and puts them through a rigorous five-week Seton Hall University Law School program.
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Christie Visits Somerset Charter School

5-16-16
Gov. Christie visited Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Somerset on the 20th anniversary of the state Charter School Act to tout the school’s successes.
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Obama Delivers Jersey Jokes, Political Jabs During Rutgers Graduation

5-16-16
President Obama gave the commencement speech for Rutgers' 250th anniversary.
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DOE Veteran Talks About the Current State of NJ’s Education System

5-13-16
Richard Ten Eyck talks about new standardized testing, education reform and what needs to be done to shake up the education system.
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Settlement: PARCC Test Not Required for HS Graduation

5-10-16
The Education Law Center sued New Jersey’s Department of Education, saying the state imposed new graduation requirements on students without going through the legally required process to do so. The case has been settled and students without PARCC test results will be able to submit portfolios to graduate.
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Christie Visits Camden Amid News He Will Head Trump’s Transition Team

5-9-16
Gov. Christie made two stops at Camden educational facilities Monday, the same day Donald Trump announced him as head of his transition team.
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Rahway Students Get Chance to Attend College Tuition-Free

5-6-16
About 90 Rahway students will have the opportunity to participate in the Rutgers Future Scholars program. The scholarship picks up the tab for tuition and fees at the university, which run about $55,000 for a four-year education.
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Parents Ask NJ Officials to Start School Later

5-4-16
Parents cited studies from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others that show sleep deprivation puts teens at a higher risk for car crashes and poor academic performance.
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No Statewide Policy on Transgender School Bathroom Use

5-4-16
New Jersey has no statewide policy for schools to follow when transgender students want to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.
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Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

5-2-16
Gov. Christie announced that all public schools, including charter schools, will have to start lead testing water and notifying parents of results this September.