Aid of $1,000 each will be available for as many as 1,000 freshman students in the 2012-13 academic year.
The governor left no room for compromise, saying the merger plan is going forward, full steam ahead.
Superintendent Cami Anderson and a hand-picked list of supporters gathered for the unveiling of a radical reworking of Newark’s school system.
Assemblyman Thomas Giblin says that more information needs to be provided before a decision is reached.
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee held one of their hearings at Montclair State University, taking testimony on what stakeholders say should be their funding priorities.
Gov. Chris Christie visited Bordentown Regional High School to promote his budget, which increases state aid to school districts by $213 million.
Schools Development Authority (SDA) says it’s beginning work on close to 80 so-called "emergent" repair projects in some of New Jersey’s most needy school districts.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle said the money is meant to help school districts that need it implement the new law.
The state's largest teachers union nearly doubled its record $6 million from the year before. The target of this unprecedented multi-million dollar effort was Gov. Chris Christie.
With the clock ticking on the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the governor announced a plan to include funding and a task force.
Director of Communications Steve Wollmer says the governor is diverting attention away from the real issues like teacher tenure and evaluation.
Sen. Michael Doherty has a plan that he says will ensure school aid is distributed fairly throughout the state.
Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he would increase school aid in for the first time in 2 years caused members from both parties to sound off.
With a March deadline approaching for seven Newark schools slated to close, parents say the schools superintendent’s office has been less than forthcoming with information.
“We need to explore every possibility to make sure that the net result is one that both sides . . . in this collaboration is comfortable and happy with this marriage,” said Ali Houshmand.