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Public School Uniforms – A Slow-Moving NJ Trend [POLL/AUDIO]

Uniforms in public schools are a slow-moving trend in New Jersey. The uniforms are designed to remedy issues like peer pressure and too much attention on appearance among students.

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Report: Half Trillion Needed to Update Schools, Buildings

America's schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions and twice that to get them up to date, a report released Tuesday estimated. In a foreword to the report, former President Bill Clinton said "we are still struggling to provide equal opportunity" to children and urged the first federal study of school buildings in almost two decades.

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Flickr User Dan Gravell
Flickr User Dan Gravell
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Are NJ’s Poorest Schools Getting Short-Changed? [AUDIO]

Yesterday, we were telling you how the head of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority - during testimony before a subcommittee in Trenton - told lawmakers the SDA has turned itself around, and is constructing and repairing more schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods than ever before.

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2012 State of the State address in the Assembly chamber
Assembly chamber (Governor's Office/Jody Somers)
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School Funding Debate In Senate Budget Committee [AUDIO]

Governor Chris Christie's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 State Budget proposal provides a record amount of funding for New Jersey's schools. Yesterday's State Senate Budget Committee hearing gave the public its first opportunity to testify of the spending plan.

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NJ School Construction Boss: “We’re Doing Better” [AUDIO]

For years, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority has come under fire for wasting significant amounts of money while struggling to complete school construction projects in many of the state's poorest areas, but the head of the SBA insists things are changing in a meaningful way.

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NJ Charter Schools Get $125 Million Boost

Charter schools across New Jersey now have access to $125 million in Qualified School Construction Bonds for construction, expansion and enhancement.  The Christie Administration made the announcement today.

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Lakewood Ups Police Presence In, Around Schools [AUDIO]

It's been almost three months since the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy. Ever since those innocent lives were taken, schools all across the country and the state continue to work on plans to make things safer for students, faculty, staff and administrators.

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Ruling Against Toms River Schools Is Refuted [AUDIO]

A former Toms River Regional School District Attorney questions a recent decision by the State Civil Rights Division Director that sides with a ruling that said the district failed to protect a student from bullying because of his perceived sexual orientation.

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State Officials Talk Prescription Drug Abuse With Freshmen [AUDIO]

The dangers of prescription drug abuse will be at the forefront at Fort Lee High School this morning where an assembly will be held for freshmen.

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NJ Offers Schools Post-Disaster Grants

The New Jersey Department of Education says it will distribute $1.25 million in grants to help schools that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last year.

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