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Governor Christie during "Take Your Children To Work Day" at the Statehouse
Governor Christie during "Take Your Children To Work Day" at the Statehouse (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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Christie Wants To Retire High School Grad Exam

Gov. Chris Christie wants to retire New Jersey's maligned high school graduation exam and instead require students to pass a series of tougher tests at the end of required courses.

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Trenton State House
NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
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NJ Towns Aren’t The Only Ones Charging You Fees [AUDIO/POLL]

The debate over "user fees" took a turn yesterday. 26 states currently allow "user fees" for public safety and New Jersey is one of them.

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to appear on NBC's Meet the Press today.(Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Jindal To Attend School Summit In New Jersey

Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel to New Jersey next week to speak to a pro-voucher group, only two weeks after the Louisiana governor signed a bill that creates a statewide voucher program that will use tax dollars to send children to private schools.

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Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, Governor Chris Christie, and Camden Mayor Dana Redd
Tim Larsen, Governor's Office,
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NJ Education Chief Defends Teacher Evaluation System [AUDIO]

When he unveiled his education reform plans, Governor Chris Christie said it's time to advance his education agenda so a child's zip code doesn't dictate their academic destiny.

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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School Funding Formula Focus Of Cerf’s Visit To Bergen County [AUDIO]

Governor Christie's new school funding formula was the focus of the state education chief's visit to a Bergen County school Monday.

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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In Wake Of Virginia Tech Massacre, NJ Senator Unveils Campus Alert Bill [AUDIO]

Five years ago 32 people were killed in the Virginia Tech shootings, including three students from New Jersey. A bill unveiled by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) aims to better protect students from harm on college campuses.

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Brandon Hoffman, Getty Images
Brandon Hoffman, Getty Images
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NJ College Students Head To D.C. To Protest Student Loan Hikes [AUDIO]

College tuition has become unaffordable for many students these days. Tomorrow, a group of New Jersey college students head to Capitol Hill to fight rate hikes on student loans.

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Flickr User Official US Navy Imagery
Flickr User Official US Navy Imagery
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States Outpace NJ In Preschool Funding [AUDIO]

More bad news when it comes to education in New Jersey. The state's public preschools have dropped from 9th to 16th in the nation.

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Flickr User OnMyWayTo
Flickr User OnMyWayTo
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NJ’s Higher Ed Funding Debate [AUDIO]

In his State Budget Address Governor Chris Christie said that because spending is under control it's time to prioritize and, "One such priority is New Jersey's colleges and universities."

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Christie To Legislators: Pass My Restructuring Plan [AUDIO]

The Democratic Chairman of the State Senate Budget Committee says lawmakers will not vote on Governor Christie's proposed higher education restructuring plan, unless they know for sure what it's going to cost.

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