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Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

It's not a promising picture for the nation's high school seniors -- they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses.

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NJ student vents frustrations to Spadea: I can barely get through community college

Today’s show got really personal. We paused the topic of the state controlled schools in NJ, to speak with a college student, Melissa from Edison. Melissa vented her frustration over trying to get through college and find a career.

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Diploma
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Accelerated programs put NJ college students on fast track to diploma

It would save both time and money, but could your kid handle the pressure?

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NJ school religious holidays for 2016-17: From Beltane to Birth of Baha’u’llah

Planning on marking the Feast of Trumpets this year? How about Ascension of 'Abdu'l Baha?

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Rowan University acceptance visit
Rowan University President Ali Houshman surprises a high school student with an acceptance letter. (Rowan University)
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Why students accepted to Rowan get personal visits from university president

Ahead of the 2015 academic year, Rowan University President Ali Houshmand visited the homes of five high school seniors to personally deliver their acceptance letters.

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Hazel Loarca, 7, drinks her milk in the cafeteria area at Kingsley Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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NJ’s poorest school districts could offer free breakfast for all if they just did this

Some poorer New Jersey school districts are missing the boat in reducing paperwork and receiving more Federal school breakfast assistance

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NJ helps pay off student debt — as long as you have the right job

New Jersey programs can help save borrowers thousands of dollars on their student loans.

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College Behind Bars
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, inmates head to classes at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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College behind bars: An old idea with some new energy

College education in American prisons is starting to grow again, more than two decades since federal government dollars were prohibited from being used for college programs behind bars.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02: Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. delivers remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be the next head of the Education Department in the State Dining Room at the White House October 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama praised the work of outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of the few remaining members of the president's original cabinet. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)
Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. at the White House October 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama’s pick for Education says teachers saved his life

President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Education Secretary says he rose to his current position because New York City public school teachers "literally saved my life."

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NJ workforce development ranking rises

In a new report, New Jersey earned a high ranking for it's workforce development efforts.

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