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151228Vannozzi

Assessing Students’ Readiness for College and Careers

12-28-15
While the two are often lumped together, educators say college and career readiness should be looked at separately because they do not have the same criteria.
151224Camden

Camden Superintendent on First Year of Universal Enrollment

12-24-15
Paymon Rouhanifard said Camden schools are moving to one application with one deadline for students and parents wishing to change schools. He says it's a community effort to regain local control, and that it won't happen in the immediate future.
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Newark Superintendent: ‘We’re Not Where We Need To Be’

12-23-15
Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf discusses the release of PARCC scores that show below average student performance. He also discusses the timeline of control being handed back to Newark.
151222Flanagan

Every Student Succeeds Act Gives States More Power

12-22-15
President Obama ended more than a dozen years of No Child Left Behind — which critics called overbearing and over centralized. With the stroke of a pen the president put America on a new education policy path with the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.
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Alleged Discrimination Leads to Investigation of One Newark

12-17-15
This November, Newark’s School District agreed to address alleged discrimination via an investigation from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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Rouhanifard: Slow and Steady Progress in Camden School System

12-17-15
Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard discusses the recent release of PARCC results and how change has been slow and steady since his appointment.
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Paterson School District Least Ready to Reclaim Local Control

12-15-15
The joint committee hammered the state run Paterson district that's been state run for 24 years. Last spring it laid off nearly 200 teachers, resulting in many non-certified teachers in classrooms with 40 students to one teacher.
151211Vannozzi

Racial Divide After Protests at Princeton University

12-11-15
They weren’t expecting the national debate that would follow their 32-hour sit-in and now members of the Black Justice League are defending their protests, after many on Princeton University’s campus say it’s created more of a racial divide.
151207Flanagan

Rutgers Names New Head Football Coach

12-7-15
Chris Ash was named as the new head coach of Rutgers football following the firing of coach Kyle Flood after a season filled with scandal. Ash is defensive coordinator at Ohio State, and is credited with boosting the Buckeyes’ scoring defense to second in the nation.
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Menendez: The Nation Needs to Wake Up to Realities of Gun Violence

12-4-15
Senator Robert Menendez spoke about guns, terrorism and immigration, in light of the recent events in California, at an event at Rutgers Law School about the endangered Perkins student loan program.