While more than half of students in New Jersey are nonwhite, just 16% of teachers are, according to the state Department of Education.
Budget hearings continue through April and part of May.
People came seeking more state funding, but only got three minutes to make their case before the Assembly Budget Committee.
The law requires an independent investigation if someone dies in police custody or during an interaction with law enforcement, instead of allowing local prosecutors to investigate local cops.
The bill would require the attorney general to investigate all police-involved fatal shootings.
Bitterness lingers, and after two-plus generations under state control, kids struggle. PARCC test scores remain low, but graduation rates have nearly doubled since 2009.
Parents from school districts that believe they are underfunded packed the latest state budget hearing.
If you have a phone, you're paying a fee for 911 emergency service. That's what the bill says. But is that where your money goes? Are the schools in your district getting short-changed on funding? ...
The Paterson school district eliminated the $400,000 student accident insurance coverage for this year.
Were the traffic troubles in Fort Lee that mushroomed into the Bridgegate scandal a traffic study or revenge scheme? The jury hears the charge. A superior court takes on a legal challenge to making ...
Cash-strapped Paterson is pulling the plug on its summer rec program starting Aug. 12.
Donald Trump takes center stage. His speech was historically long, loud and fiery. But did it unify the party? A special Reporters Roundtable looks at the issues he highlighted, those he ignored and ...
The Education Law Center sued saying the state imposed new graduation requirements without the legal process.
The state budget gets the fine-toothed comb treatment. Lawmakers accounting for every red cent to be spent and then some. A federal judge rules the public has a right to know the names of all the ...
Lawmakers introduced a bill to repeal the state Department of Education’s power to take over local districts.