As the flu outbreak continues to plague the region, schools across New Jersey have seen an increase in absences among students and staff, but it hasn't been as big a problem as in other school years. That's according to a survey by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
A new study finds the "sandwich generation," baby boomers, who are taking care of an elderly parent as well as financially helping a grown child, are under increased financial stress. But there's a silver lining.
It's National School Choice Week 2013, the world's largest celebration of education reform. The week will feature 3,500 independently planned events nationwide with the goal of raising awareness of the need to increase access to great schools for all children.
Raising a child from birth to adulthood is incredibly expensive. Some estimates put the cost between 200 and 250 thousand dollars in most parts of the country. But in Jersey, chances are, it'll cost you more.
It used to be when someone in your elementary school class had a birthday, cupcakes or Munchkins were enjoyed by all. Well, times have changed and things aren't so "sweet" as many school districts are banning birthday treats and food of any kind from the classroom.
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