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O’Dea: State needs to change school funding formula | Opinion

"Fairly allocating school aid in a manner that doesn’t discourage municipalities from increasing both their own tax base while also bringing additional state revenue to New Jersey makes common sense," [Read more]

Watch shocked Seton Hall grad get surprised by Navy brother on commencement stage

It was a memorable brother-sister reunion in front of thousands at the Prudential Center in Newark. [Read more]

Rutgers president should be ‘ashamed,’ lawmaker says in fiery hearing on pro-Palestinian protests

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway was grilled by Congressional lawmakers as he defended how the school negotiated with protesters until they peacefully ended an encampment on the New Brunswick campus. [Read more]

JC father-daughter duo build DeeClare It, a venture of books with a message

“You’re listening to kind of the kind of thing that was going on, and I happened to be one of the fortunate ones.” [Read more]

‘Shockingly high’ N.J. school salaries must be investigated, lawmaker urges

Declan O'Scanlon described the salaries in the network as "shockingly high" [Read more]

With summer coming, N.J. city launches search engine for youth programs

Enter the kind of program your child wants or needs, and an interactive Google map pinpoints options. [Read more]

N.J. school district slashes 39 teachers, staff due to ‘catastrophic’ funding cuts

School officials also cut a program for at-risk students as they try to close a budget deficit of $11.4 million. [Read more]

We quizzed New Jerseyans about history and civics. Here’s what we’ve learned | Opinion

One takeaway: NJ is well-informed and aligned on civics concepts. [Read more]

Student loan forgiveness: Biden announces $7.7B in student loan debt relief for 160K Americans

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that $7.7 billion in student loan debt relief has been disbursed to 160,000 Americans this month. [Read more]

Seton Hall didn’t monitor student with COVID who died alone in dorm room, lawsuit says

The sophomore died of a seizure while in mandatory isolation on campus during the pandemic, her parents say in a lawsuit. [Read more]

N.J.’s largest school district adding 7K security cameras powered by AI

The new surveillance system using artificial intelligence will also include vape smoke detectors in the district's 66 schools. [Read more]

Hoboken High School theater troupe headed to big stage in June

The Hoboken High School Theater Department has been named as one of 20 schools internationally to be featured at the International Thespian Festival 2024. [Read more]

Film takes new look at case of ex-Rutgers professor accused of sexually assaulting disabled student

Anna Stubblefield says they were in love. The student's family said it was rape. [Read more]

Jersey City school district slammed in financial audit; officials blame former business administrator

"Everything Dr. Frohnaphel is doing now is a cleanup. Some of the issues we dealt with were so detrimental, they could not happen overnight," Morris said. [Read more]

Jersey City district averts battle over Muslim holiday in 2025: Eid will occur on a weekend

“(The day selected) shouldn’t be a fight,” Saleh said. [Read more]

Biden’s speech to grads dashed their hopes | Letter

Ken Frank writes that the president made it sound like they were "doomed" after earning their degrees. [Read more]

Oldest grad at N.J. university went back to school for this heartwarming reason

His classmates affectionately called him "sir" and "the old guy," but Jim Schwarz had a deeply personal reason for getting his degree. [Read more]

“Rampant” antisemitism at Rutgers? In a word, no | Opinion

Conflating anti-Israel sentiment with anti-Jewish sentiment is, in itself, antisemitic. [Read more]

Court backs convictions of 3 men who killed teacher after breaking into wrong apartment

Jonelle Melton taught in Red Bank for 7 years after starting as a teacher in her native Trenton. [Read more]

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District leaders, low on funds, must decide: broad support for all or deep interventions for few? Let's discuss maximizing tutoring resources. [Read more]

Join our newsroom for insights on investing in critical student support positions as pandemic funds expire. [Read more]

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Teachers are more likely to be pressured by parents than school leaders. [Read more]