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160705Flanagan

NJ Students Find HESAA Loans Unforgiving

7-5-16
New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority issues NJCLASS loans, which are privately run. Some students and families have found it difficult to make payments and get deferment.
160704Delmore

Ask Away: Should NJ Move to Merge Local School Districts?

7-4-16
School consolidation is a topic of debate in New Jersey. Proponents say the move will save money and improve education, but others bring up logistical difficulties like teacher contracts as obstacles.
160701Hill

Charter Schools at Center of ‘Fairness Formula’ Debate

7-1-16
Gov. Christie has touted charter school success to justify his plan for school aid in New Jersey. Opponents say charter schools don't have the same challenges as traditional public schools, but administrators of those educational institutions say they too have students with special needs.
160629Delmore

Second Chance Pell Offers Prisoners Grants for College Education

6-29-16
A pilot program allows people incarcerated in state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants: federal funding toward a college education.
160628Aron

Christie Holds Forum on Proposed ‘Fairness Formula’

6-28-16
Gov. Christie held a forum in Wall Township to tell residents the benefits of his proposal for school aid, which he is calling the Fairness Formula.
160627Katz

Education Professor Calls Governor’s Fairness Formula ‘Misleading’

6-27-16
Dan Katz, an education professor at Seton Hall University, says Gov. Christie's plan to change the school funding formula doesn't provide equity across the state.
160627Vannozzi

Rutgers Future Scholars Program Helps Low-Income Students Attend College

6-27-16
Teachers and administrators nominate low-income, academically promising students for the Rutgers Future Scholars program. They have to be first-generation college goers and they’ve got to complete tough benchmarks to attend college tuition-free.
160624Hill

High School Students Graduate with Associate Degrees

6-24-16
Rowan College at Gloucester County has a program which allows students to earn associate degrees while still attending high school.
160623Hill

Christie Discusses School Funding Plan with South Plainfield Democrats

6-23-16
Gov. Christie visited the home of Paul and Flor Carlisle, who are Democrats, to explain what he believes are the benefits to his proposed school funding formula.
160622Cruz

Dems Trash Governor’s New School Funding Plan

6-22-16
Gov. Christie wants to change the school funding formula to send the same amount of state aid to every student regardless of the district. Democrats are criticizing the idea, saying it does a disservice to children living in urban districts.