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NJ needs to make the school year shorter: #TheDailyPoint

The NJ academic year is set arbitrarily at 180 days. Bill Spadea thinks it is time that NJ shortens the school year. Find out what Bill's plan is in today's #TheDailyPoint.

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How you can give your opinion on NJ school start times

Are you for or against making school start times later for high school students? Jeff Deminski provides you with where you could go to have your voice heard.

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Chromebooks are the new textbooks: More NJ schools assign laptops

Schools across New Jersey are learning they can't ignore the digital age.

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New Jersey schools are sharing a grant that will fund field trips. (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
New Jersey schools are sharing a grant that will fund field trips. (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
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A major grant will help students in these 83 NJ school districts go on field trips

Field trips, long a part of the student experience, have become rare occurrences for students in New Jersey's cash-strapped school district.

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Who are you calling a guidance counselor?

The term "guidance counselor" has been old news in New Jersey for some time now. Most people just aren't aware.

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Program will prepare NJ students for a digital world

State education officials are teaming up with New Jersey Institute of Technology and the New Jersey School Boards Association to help Garden State schools identify and meet their needs for digital learning.

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NJ’s middle class schools are underperforming, report states

Many middle class parents in New Jersey believe their local schools are performing well, and education quality is only a problem in urban areas such as Newark, but they're probably wrong.

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Students at Wilson Elementary School use stand-up desks to get on their feet every once in a while. (Jackie Ginex/Jen Emmolo)
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NJ teachers find ways to keep kids focused, moving in class

Some kids just can't sit still in school, especially for hours while staring at a blackboard. So they'll ask to use the restroom or get a drink at the water fountain, interrupting the class and missing out on lessons in the process.

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Will NJ schools need to use a snow day this wacky winter?

Strange but true: Here we are in the middle of January, and New Jersey hasn't had a single significant snowfall so far this winter. That means Garden State schools haven’t had to declare any snow days at all.

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Is the ACLU bullying NJ school districts?

Has the ACLU become complete bullies in essentially forcing a NJ school to stop the tradition of reciting God Bless America?

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