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8 high school seniors from NJ named Presidential Scholars

Eight high school seniors from New Jersey have been named to the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, an elite academic honor extended to just 141 senior nationwide.

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NJ education commissioner backs out of on-air PARCC forum

A state lawmaker thinks New Jersey kids are being over-tested at public schools, and he wants to put an end to it.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks about the administration's priorities for education, Monday at Seaton Elementary in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks about the administration's priorities for education, Monday at Seaton Elementary in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Education secretary says he backs annual testing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely to be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on the federal role in education.

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Should Incoming NJ Teachers Have High Grade Averages? [POLL]

In hopes to raise teacher quality in NJ, an idea was recently brought about by Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf where incoming teachers would need high grades to be allowed to teach in NJ.

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State Giving Fiscal Control Back to Newark Schools

Newark's advisory school board will soon get back authority over its fiscal operations and will begin voting on district contracts after 18 years of state control.

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Lauren Marrocco (NJ Department of Education)
Lauren Marrocco (NJ Department of Education)
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Middlesex County Educator Named NJ’s Top Teacher

A Middlesex County educator has been named New Jersey's teacher of the year.

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Christopher Cerf
Acting Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf (NJ Dept. of Education)
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NJ Education Commissioner Confirmed

The leader of New Jersey's Education Department has been confirmed 18 months after he was nominated for the job by Gov. Chris Christie.

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Flickr User Shersh
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NJ’s Gifted Students Getting Left Out Of Funding [AUDIO]

Students who struggle in New Jersey get millions in state and federal funding, while those who are the most advanced may be getting left out.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
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Senate President Has Questions About Possible School Funding Changes

"The school funding formula we have now works because it's fair," says Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney. "It's not broken. It's just never been fully funded."

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