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January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

January 09, 2015

New Jersey Parents, Teachers Criticize State Testing

New Jersey parents, teachers and students criticize PARCC testing during a recent State Board of Education meeting.

December 23, 2014

After-School Program for Special-Needs Students to Open in Trenton, N.J.

Children with disabilities who are enrolled in Trenton, N.J., public schools will have their own after-school program beginning in early January, after the school board and a local advocacy group reached an agreement last week to collaborate on the program.

December 16, 2014

Rural Districts in New Jersey Lose Funding Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged that rural districts in the state have been underfunded for years.

November 25, 2014

As Testing Debate Continues, Some N.J. Schools Scale Back Assessments

One New Jersey high school has canceled midterms and final exams in an effort to cut back on the time students spend taking tests.

September 29, 2014

Rural New Jersey Districts File Lawsuit for More Funding

The lawsuit claims that rural districts in New Jersey have been underfunded compared to the state's urban districts.

September 08, 2014

Newark Group Presses on With Schools Boycott

Parents Unified for Local School Education New Jersey is calling for community-driven schools and opposes the One Newark reorganization plan.

August 28, 2014

Newark Launches 'Safe Passages' Transportation Program for Students

The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.

July 24, 2014

Civil Rights Officials Investigating Complaint Against 'One Newark' Plan

The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.

July 15, 2014

N.J. to Reduce Influence of Common-Core Tests on Teacher Evaluation

A deal has been reached in New Jersey to phase in the impact of common-core-aligned tests on teacher evaluations.

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