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NJ Approves Alternatives to GED Test

Starting in January, New Jersey residents seeking state-issued high school diplomas will have options besides the venerable GED.

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Test Takers
Flickr User Brad Barth
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NJ Students Score Highly on National Standardized Test

New Jersey students scored among the highest in the nation this year on a standardized test often used to compare states' educational performance, and the exams revealed that Hispanic eighth-graders have made significant progress in closing the performance gap with their white peers, according to results released Thursday.

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Art Supplies
Flickr User Laddir
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No Homework, No Lectures at New Milford High School [POLL/AUDIO]

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Teachers at New Milford High School are taking a "flipped" approach to educating their students. There are no lectures during school hours, and they've done away with assigning homework.

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School Classroom
Flickr User Marie
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More Teaching Opportunities for Minority Men

The State Senate Education Committee approved a bill to increase teaching opportunities for minority men in order to help provide high quality teachers in chronically challenged schools.

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Computer Class
Computer Class (Flickr User ericnvntr)
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Computer Classes for All NJ Students Aim of New Bill [AUDIO]

In this day and age of constant technological advances, students need to know just about everything there is to know about computers if they're to have any shot at landing a good job when they head out into the real world. A new bill could help make sure young people in New Jersey are prepared.

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School Classroom
Flickr User woodleywonderworks
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Poll: Parent Involvement Key to Child’s Education Success [AUDIO]

What's the best way to improve education in New Jersey?  A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll reveals voters think more parental involvement is the key.

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Christie and Buono
From left to right: NJ Gov. Chris Christie and Gubernatorial Candidate Sen. Barbara Buono
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Gov. Christie Blasts Buono’s Education Plan [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie tossed cold water on the education platform of his Democratic rival, about 24 hours after it was unveiled.

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Sen. Barbara Buono
Sen. Barbara Buono (YouTube.com)
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Barbara Buono Releases NJ Education Plan [VIDEO]

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Barbara Buono has released her comprehensive education plan in an effort to strengthen New Jersey’s education system.

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Governor Christie addresses the media
Governor Christie at a Sandy press conference (YouTube)
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Christie Praises Newark Teacher Contract

Gov. Chris Christie is calling the ratification of a new teacher's contract in Newark the most gratifying day of his governorship to date.

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Writing Exams
Flickr User ccarlstead
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About Half of NJ Schools Meeting New Goals

New Jersey education officials say that about half the state's schools met their goals for improving student performance last year.

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