Several civil rights and advocacy groups have joined a legal challenge against PARCC, claiming New Jersey’s new high school graduation requirements, which include passing the controversial standardized test, violate state law.
In the spring, the Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year, which means students must use their families' insurance in the event of an accident. The school board president is calling for the insurance to be reinstated.
In an election cycle marred by inflammatory campaign rhetoric and insults that would undoubtedly earn a ticket to detention, schools across New Jersey have been struggling to find creative ways to teach kids the process.
Elizabeth Haines supervises the Social Cognition Lab at William Paterson University. She says gender stereotypes are as strong today as they were 30 or 40 years ago and they have an impact on how the two presidential candidates are perceived.
Congressman Frank Pallone has introduced federal legislation, the Student Borrower Higher Education Lending Protection Act, that would forgive student debt in the event of death, permanent disability or should a co-signer die.
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