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160823Flanagan

Stricter Rules for Commercial Driver’s Licenses Mean Fewer School Bus Drivers

8-23-16
New federal regulations have made the Commercial Driver’s License test much tougher, which has led to an increase in New Jersey failures and fewer qualified school bus driver applicants.
160823Hill

Fired Paramus Catholic Employee’s Suit Allowed to Move Forward

8-23-16
Paramus Catholic High School says it fired Kate Drumgoole as girls head basketball coach and guidance dean because she was in a same-sex marriage, a decision protected by the First Amendment. But a Bergen County judge ruled Drumgoole's lawsuit against the school can move forward.
160823Delmore

North Jerseyans More Likely to Have College Degrees

8-23-16
About 60 percent of North Jersey residents have at least a two-year post-high school degree. In South Jersey, it’s half that, according to a recent report by the Lumina Foundation.
160823Schmertz

Where NJ Colleges Stand in Number of Campus Sexual Assaults

8-23-16
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers had the highest number of reported rapes in New Jersey in 2014, the seventh most in the nation.
160822Cruz

Report Suggests Local Control of Newark Schools Could Be Close

8-22-16
"Pathway to Local Control," a 45-page report based on the work of the Newark Education Success Board, was unveiled today.
160815Hill

Addiction Services Hotline Helps Residents with Recovery

8-15-16
Forty-plus call takers who answer the 24-hour hotline at Rutgers Behavioral Health Center are trained to assess need, urgency and emergency and then match callers with a database of options.
160812Cerf

Newark Superintendent Talks PARCC, Local Control and ‘Fairness Formula’

8-12-16
Chris Cerf, the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, discusses PARCC testing, Christie's "Fairness Formula" and Newark's progress toward gaining local control.
160810Delmore

School Security Panel Discusses Need for Preparation

8-10-16
State officials and prosecutors, along with an FBI agent that investigated the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the former Columbine High School principal, discussed what can be done to make NJ schools safer.
160810Hill

Bill Would Mandate Cursive Writing for NJ Elementary School Students

8-10-16
Assemblyman Ron Dancer reintroduced a bill with bipartisan support to mandate New Jersey’s public elementary schools teach cursive so students can write and read it by the end of third grade.
160808Flanagan

Calls for Reform of HESAA Student Loan Practices

8-8-16
At a special hearing of Senate committees, NJCLASS loans administered by the NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority were called into question for its lending practices.