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Student Loan Default Figures Show Moderation

New Department of Education figures indicate the number of students struggling to pay back their loans is moderating. For-profit colleges continue to have the highest default rates but saw their numbers improve compared to last year.

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Survey Finds Many Students Believe The Cost Of College Is Worth It [AUDIO]

A survey of business majors at four-year colleges finds better than seven in ten are confident their higher education investment is worth the money.

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Bill to Help College Students Find Jobs Clears Another Hurdle

Legislation that would help college students find jobs by providing tax credits to employers who hire post-secondary students for internships has been released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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Half Of Graduating Seniors Not Ready For College [AUDIO]

Is your child college ready? Findings released by the College Board show that half of graduating seniors who took a college entrance exam did not have all the skills they will need to succeed in college or career.

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Could homework be abolished?
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NJ Schools Cutting Back On Homework [AUDIO]

Are kids getting too much homework these days? A new study by NJ Monthly magazine finds that some New Jersey towns are cutting back and trying new ideas to reduce stress.

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SAT Scores Plummet As More Students Take the ACT

The average national scores on two out of the three sections of the SAT exam, which is the standardized test students take in order to get into college, trended down for the class of 2012.

That could have to do with the fact more students in the class of '12 took the rival ACT exam than the SAT this year, the first time that has ever happened.

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Longer School Days And School Years In NJ Possible Under New Legislation [POLL/AUDIO]

Would you like it if your kids had longer school days and the school year was extended too? It's an idea that been kicked around in Trenton for years, but it seems to be picking up some momentum.

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2013 List of NJ reward schools is revealed
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Extend School Years/Days – Good Idea? [POLL]

Hypothetical question: Would you be on board with longer school years and/or longer school days for your children?

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Category: Deminski & Doyle Tags:
Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, Governor Chris Christie, and Camden Mayor Dana Redd
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Commissioner Cerf Introduces Plan To Increase School Performance [AUDIO]

With only about half of the states schools meeting their goals for improving student performance last year, Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf is announcing a new plan for the coming years that will create meaningful improvements in the standards for education.

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Questions About Michael Ritacco Still Linger

Michael Ritacco might be sitting in a prison cell at this very moment, but the wounds caused by corruption scandal by the former Toms River superintendent are still raw for many residents at the township Board of Education meeting.

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