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Christie Calls for End to Common Core Standards in NJ

After years of supporting the national standards, the Republican governor now says the system isn't working for New Jersey students.

Hundreds of NJ Students Fail Grad Test and Earn Diploma by Appeal

 An alternate route to graduation raises questions about whether it helps or hurts kids in poor communities.

Hundreds of Teachers Laid Off Across New Jersey

School districts in New Jersey are announcing staff and teacher layoffs.

When Race and Drugs Intersect, Children More Likely to Enter Foster Care

An NJPR investigation found that black children in New Jersey are more than twice as likely as white children to be taken away when parental drugs are involved.

Black Mothers Judged Unfit at Higher Rate than White Mothers in NJ

An investigation by New Jersey Public Radio finds black mothers have their children taken away for things like marijuana use and not having a well-stocked refrigerator.

State Workers say NJ Affirmative Action Programs are Neglected

African American state employees say programs meant to encourage diversity and monitor discrimination are being ignored. 

New Jersey City Seeks to Move Past Violent Reputation

Community leaders in Paterson, NJ, are hopeful that a truce will end a cycle of youth violence that's long plagued the city.

Turbulence Ahead: Chris Christie and the 'Chairman's Flight'

Here's how United Airlines sought big fee reductions from the Port Authority, greased by a special flight route, fancy meals and campaign contributions — and how it all fell apart. 

Yo Christie, Did You Hear What The Next Mayor of Philly Said About You?

The time the soon-to-be-mayor of Philadelphia cursed out Chris Christie on Twitter.

Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox

Obama and Christie have something in common, and Christie hates it.

Faith — Religious and Otherwise — Keeps Some Garden State Kids Unvaccinated

New Jersey releases immunization data for all schools. Most kids have most of their shots, but there are pockets where they don't — and where Trenton simply doesn't know.

Obama Visits Camden to Praise Police Efforts

President Obama heads to New Jersey while Gov. Chris Christie is in New Hampshire.

How Christie Talks About The Bridge Thing

Were these Christie's final words on Bridgegate?

Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

Fort Lee Residents React to First Bridgegate Guilty Plea

In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.

Christie Is Still Planning To Run

He is down but not out. Why Christie still thinks he has a shot at the White House.

Criminal Charges in Bridgegate Case

David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges that he punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge. See our Christieverse interactive. 

Christie Defends Decision to Send NJ Troopers to Baltimore

He sent 150 state troopers to Baltimore to aide in the response to violent protests there.

Two-and-a-Half Years After Sandy, Storm Victims Continue to Struggle

Only about 10 percent of New Jersey residents who received state aid to re-build post Sandy have been able to move back into their homes. They are anxious, frustrated and angry.

Tampered Engineering Reports Only the Beginning for Sandy Victims

Experts warn problems with adjuster estimates may be more widespread, but harder to find.