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Analysis: New Jersey the most teacher-friendly state

A new analysis ranks New Jersey number one among the 50 states as the most teacher-friendly in the nation.

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Shore Superintendents weigh in on ‘School Funding Formula’

Governor Chris Christie's plan to provide the same amount of aid per student is drawing opinion from both sides of the proverbial coin from various superintendents in New Jersey. Here at the shore growing voices are weighing in on whether they feel this proposed funding formula is fair or not for their district, and taxpayers.

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drinking water (Fuse, ThinkStock)
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Christie rejects lead fund, introduces his own program

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday turned back lawmakers' attempt to put $10 million into an account for removing lead paint from homes and instead said he's establishing a new program to remediate lead-contaminated homes.

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students waiting in the hallway (Michael Krinke, ThinkStock)
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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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4 new ideas to protect New Jersey schools from mass shootings

Proposed legislation aims to protect students and teacher from a wide range of threats.

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In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Ritter Elementary School elementary students practice their math skills in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Ritter Elementary School elementary students practice their math skills in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Ruling raises objections to release of personal student data

A recent federal court ruling ordering the release of personal data on more than 10 million California students highlights the growing amount of information schools now collect -- and the loopholes that allow it to be released.

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Detroit schools sue to try to stop teacher absences

Faced with another massive sick-out by teachers, the Detroit school district filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try to stop absences that have kept thousands of students at home and left parents scrambling for child care and other quick remedies.

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Dealing with chronic absenteeism in NJ

A new measure aims to fight back against chronic absenteeism at New Jersey schools across the state.

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Autistic 6-year-old left on Edison bus for 7 hours, officials say

Two bus company workers have been charged with leaving an autistic 6-year-old boy on a school bus for more than seven hours, authorities said Friday.

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‘Say Something’ slogan, born of terror, adopted by schools

A variation on the adage "If You See Something, Say Something," first introduced in a jittery New York City after 9/11, is being adopted by schools at a time of heightened vigilance for the next classroom shooter.

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