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NJ students will have to pass this one test to graduate — Is that the right approach?

The controversy over the PARCC test has died down, but the test hasn't gone away. In fact, it's a looming headache for high school freshmen.

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Democratic lawmakers say lose, not loosen, NJ’s superintendent salary cap

Though Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is moving to loosen the salary cap on school superintendents, the Legislature is nevertheless moving to lift it entirely.

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Demonstration Against Trump's Immigration Ban Takes Place After Ruling Was Overturned By State Dept.
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NJ Senate votes to condemn Trump’s immigration-related executive orders

A divided state Senate voted Monday to condemn President Donald Trump's orders on a border wall, sanctuary cities and a temporary refugee and travel ban.

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Christie to decide soon whether to keep salary cap on school superintendents

School districts are waiting to see whether Gov. Chris Christie renews, revises or rescinds a salary cap for school administrators that expires in November.

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Sen. Teresa Ruiz listens to testimony on a proposed school funding study commission. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Sen. Teresa Ruiz listens to testimony on a proposed school funding study commission. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Why booting Christie from school-funding plan doesn’t excite NJ teacher’s union

The NJEA remains opposed to a Democratic plan for voting on changes to how New Jersey pays for education.

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Flags fly outside the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Michael Symons)
Flags fly outside the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Michael Symons)
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Proposed NJ ‘death tax’ compromise: Keep it, but only on the very wealthy

New Jersey is considering eliminating its estate tax, but some are suggesting to instead scale it back but keep it on the books for the wealthiest estates.

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Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses legislation that would require all schools to test water for lead at a Statehouse news conference on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses legislation that would require all schools to test water for lead at a Statehouse news conference on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lawmakers look to mandate lead tests in NJ schools

Dozens of New Jersey schools have tested positive for the contamination.

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Ex-NJ Campaign Worker Loses Appeal to Avoid Jail

New Jersey's attorney general says a campaign worker has lost his bid to stay out of jail after admitting he submitted fraudulent absentee ballots in a 2007 state senate race.

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John Fernandez (NJ Attorney General's Office)
John Fernandez (NJ Attorney General's Office)
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Campaign Worker Convicted of Fraud in 2007 NJ Race

New Jersey's attorney general says a campaign worker has been convicted of election fraud and other charges for submitting fraudulent absentee ballots in a 2007 state senate race.

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American-Born NJ Students Could Get Easier Access To College

Legislation sponsored by Senate Education Chair Teresa Ruiz and Senate Higher Education Chair Sandra Cunningham to ensure that New Jersey students born in the United States are provided equal access to college, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, was approved today by a Senate committee.

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