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Kindergarten Is Not Mandatory in NJ [POLL/AUDIO]

Like a lot of people, Assemblyman Charles Mainor had no idea that kids in the Garden State do not have to go to kindergarten. Mainor and a trio of other Assembly members have introduced a bill to force children to go to kindergarten and to lower the age at which they have to start attending school.

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NJ Bill Looks at Extended School Day, Year [POLL/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie isn't New Jersey's only politician interested in extending the school day and school year. Democratic state lawmakers have been touting legislation with the same goal.

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NJ Voters Approve $116 Million in School Construction

Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school districts have given the green light to $116.1 million in school construction. Of the amount approved yesterday, $50.1 million is eligible for school construction aid.

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School Construction Goes to Vote in 13 NJ Districts

School construction referendums will be at the forefront in 13 districts in New Jersey Tuesday where voters will decide whether or not to fund items ranging from roof replacements to security improvements.

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NJ Closing 2 Charter Schools, Renewing 10

New Jersey officials have told two charter schools that their charters are being revoked and they will be closed at the end of the academic year.

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NJ Cities to See Small School Aid Increases

Urban school districts in New Jersey are in line for smaller state aid increases by percent than many suburban schools under a new plan from the state Education Department.

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Do Too Many Tests Undermine Learning? [AUDIO]

New legislation introduced in Trenton would limit the amount of tests a teacher in New Jersey could give to students.

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NJ Education Commissioner Stepping Down

New Jersey's education commissioner is stepping down at the end of the month.

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NJ Receives Portion of $280 Million in Early Learning Grants

Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Most NJ Schools to Try out New Standarized Test

Most New Jersey school districts will try out a new standardized test next year before it goes statewide in 2015.

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