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Princeton Graduate Students Consider Unionization

10-31-16
The Princeton Graduate Student Union voted to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers as a preliminary step toward unionization.

Groups Legally Challenge PARCC Graduation Requirement

10-26-16
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.

Controversy Over Paterson Schools Eliminating Student Accident Insurance

10-26-16
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.

Presidential Race Poses Unique Challenge for Schools

10-25-16
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.

Sen. Cunningham Talks College Affordability

10-24-16
A state Senate committee has just passed a comprehensive plan aimed at making college more affordable and student debt less onerous.

Bergen Community College Offers Class to Vets About Experiences in War

10-20-16
An English class at Bergen Community College uses short stories, poems and film to talk about what it’s like to experience war.

How Gender Stereotypes Are Impacting the Presidential Race

10-17-16
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.

Paterson Superintendent Bans Suspension for Grades K-2

10-13-16
Starting Nov. 1, there will be no more suspensions of kids in grades K-2 in Paterson because the state-appointed superintendent has banned the practice.

HELP Act: Forgive Student Loans for Ill or Deceased Borrowers

10-12-16
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.

Trenton Makes Music Highlights City’s Musical History

10-12-16
The College of New Jersey’s faculty and nearly two dozen students are working on the Trenton Makes Music project that highlights the city's musical history and future.