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Einstein Academy Teacher Gets Milken Award

12-25-14
Tracy Espiritu, who teaches at Einstein Academy in Elizabeth, is one of 40 teachers in the U.S. to receive a Milken Educator Award and a check for $25,000.
Brick City Synergy will attempt to teach 50 Newark youngsters, ages 9 to 14, to avoid mimicking criminal and violent behavior they’ve often observed in their neighborhoods.

Stopping Youth Violence Before it Occurs

12-23-14
Rutgers and the city of Newark collaborate to help at-risk youngsters.
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Teens Sing to Children’s Hospital Patients

12-22-14
To get them in the holiday spirit, students from Red Bank Catholic High School visited patients at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital to sing holiday songs.
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Transgender Students Search for Space to Belong

12-19-14
Transgender students often have to fight schools to use gender-specific restrooms and dressing rooms. Rowan University has started using gender neutral bathrooms.
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Rutgers Ditches Dining Trays

12-19-14
Not offering trays in dining halls saves money and cuts down on wasted food.
Time featured Ella Watson-Stryker, along with several other Ebola responders, as exemplars of the frontline workers risking their lives to save others and help contain the epidemic.

Rutgers Alumna Among Ebola Fighters Named TIME Magazine Person of the Year

12-17-14
Ella Watson-Stryker is honored for work with Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ emergency team in West Africa.
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Report Shows Continued Decline in Harassment, Bullying in NJ Schools

12-17-14
Three years into tough new law, educators seem to have gotten a handle on how to deal with aggressors while helping victims.
Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

Superior Court Judge Rules Against Rural Districts in School-Funding Suit

12-16-14
Setback in Bacon v. NJDOE only temporary, plaintiff's lawyers say, but decision frees state to focus on upcoming school budget.
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GradNation Summit in Newark Aims to Increase High School Graduation Rates

12-12-14
The GradNation Campaign hopes to raise the national graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.
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Students Learn Programming During Hour of Code

12-11-14
More than 1,000 New Jersey schools participated in Hour of Code, which teaches students how to create their own programs, like video games.