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Are NJ students getting too many tests?

Parents and even some teachers in communities across the Garden State are increasingly complaining about the number of tests being given to students.

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Toms River mom wants later school start

Cindy Botwinick is leading a petition drive to convince the Toms River School District to begin the school day later than 7:15 a.m. The mother of three has collected more than 500 signatures so far by going door-to-door and soliciting names online.

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NJ school tops list of best US public high schools

Niche has released a list of the 100 best public High Schools in America, and a New Jersey school has claimed the number one spot.

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Teachers, students and supporters march near the location of an ongoing Jefferson County School Board meeting, in Golden, Colo., Thursday.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Teachers, students and supporters march near the location of an ongoing Jefferson County School Board meeting, in Golden, Colo., Thursday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Denver school board confronted on new history curriculum

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- Students and parents say they will renew protests Friday after a suburban Denver school board rejected their calls to back off a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course with an eye toward promoting patriotism and minimizing civil disorder.

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NJ ranks 2nd for solar-powered schools

When it comes to solar-powered schools, New Jersey ranks No. 2 in the nation, according to a new report by The Solar Foundation.

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Denver area high school students cheer as a passing motorist honk in support of their protest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Denver area high school students cheer as a passing motorist honk in support of their protest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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History curriculum sparks student walkout in Denver area

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) -- Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal that would focus history education on topics that "promote citizenship, patriotism" and "respect for authority" in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards aim to downplay.

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Report: Early absences can set students seriously behind

This early in the new school year many parents may not realize that missing two to three days of school per month can set students back at least a year academically, a new report warns.

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South Jersey teen arrested for bringing toy gun to school

LINWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey have arrested a 15-year-old student on charges he brought a toy gun to school.

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Are kids being punished too harshly for posting about their schools on social media?

It's not uncommon to hear news stories about students getting into trouble for posting things about their school on social media. The latest story on this topic has a different ending than usual.

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Back-to-school deals return to stores early

Most schools in New Jersey only ended a few weeks ago, but that hasn't stopped stores from rolling out back-to-school deals.

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