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Wendall Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association, on the air with host Eric Scott, left. (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media)
Wendall Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association, on the air with host Eric Scott, left. (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media)
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WATCH: NJEA president: ‘No fix’ to the PARCC controversy

Two education experts joined host Eric Scott in the studio Thursday night for a special installment of NJ 101.5's Town Hall Series on the pros and cons of New Jersey's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, known as PARCC.

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More than 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing
More than 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing on PARCC in Jackson Township (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ parents blast PARCC test at 2nd hearing

For the second night in a row, New Jersey education officials held a Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers public hearing, this time in Jackson Township.

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Moorestown school officials explain the PARCC test
A display in Moorestown provides PARCC test information. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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WATCH: Town Hall discussion of PARCC, the pros and cons

Catch up with an audio or video playback of New Jersey 101.5's hour-long special on the PARCC school testing controversy, with host Eric Scott. And take a look at the pros and cons of PARCC, gathered from defenders and critics as well as published materials and other resources.

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Parents and teachers criticize PARCC at Jersey City hearing

About 60 parents and teachers turned out Wednesday night with complaints and concerns about the controversial PARCC exam during a public hearing by the PARCC Study Commission and NJ Department of Education Commissioner David Hespe in Jersey City.

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Moorestown school officials explain the PARCC test
A display in Moorestown provides PARCC test information. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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A listener’s petition against PARCC

You've heard us talking about it for weeks. There is a special on-air Town Hall program on NJ101.5 tomorrow night (Thursday 1-29-15) at 7pm hosted by Eric Scott to discuss it. PARCC, the controversial new test coming to your child's public school in March, has many people furious.

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VOTE: Should PARCC be the only standardized test given to NJ students?

New Jersey 101.5 will be hosting a Town Hall meeting tomorrow (Thursday night) about the test that’s garnered both support and opposition from parents and teachers alike.

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The PARCC or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
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NJ parents sound off on standardized tests

In poll results released Monday, Garden State parents made clear their displeasure with standardized tests like the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam.

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NJ education commissioner backs out of on-air PARCC forum

A state lawmaker thinks New Jersey kids are being over-tested at public schools, and he wants to put an end to it.

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WATCH: PARCC and corporate ties to ‘common core’

In all the talk and furor over the upcoming PARCC testing, a listener sent us this video. It will make your head spin and leave you asking:  Who's really in charge of our nation's education?

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WATCH: Dana Egreczky explains why the PARCC test is good for New Jersey

The idea of NJ students taking the PARCC Exam has been met with controversy. 

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