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Hazing Rituals Re-Evaluated Amid Sexual Assault Arrests in Sayreville

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WNYC
If allegations prove to be true, the behavior of high school football players at Sayreville War Memorial would likely have been passed down from older students, experts say. 

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WNYC News

To Improve Access to Newark's Best Schools, District Pushes Choice

Monday, August 18, 2014

WNYC

Newark schools try out a new method to make school choice more fair but problems are already cropping up.

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Schoolbook

De Blasio Wants to Enroll More Pre-K Students Than NJ Has in 15 Years

Friday, February 14, 2014

WNYC

The education commissioner of New Jersey, where there's been universal pre-k in some districts for more than a decade, has cautionary words for the mayor of New York City: Pre-k is a long game; it won't come fast.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lunch Time Already? How Early School Lunches Affect Your Child

Thursday, February 13, 2014

WNYC Data Reporter Coulter Jones and New York Daily News reporter Ben Chapman look at what the data tells us about too-early school lunch times and how they can affect students' performances.

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New Jersey News

Newark Teacher's Union Fights $30 Million Grant

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WNYC

Newark schools are at risk of losing up to $30 million in federal money from the district's  Race to the Top grant.

The Newark Teacher’s Union supported the application last year but now Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson says the union is the only one of the required groups that hasn't signed on.

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New Jersey News

Four Tiny School Districts To Vote on Merger

Friday, September 20, 2013

WNYC

The parking lot at Stockton Elementary, a four-room schoolhouse near the Delaware River, is also the playground. The school with no auditorium or cafeteria is its own school district.

It's asking voters on Sept. 24th to consolidate its district with three others in the area, but voters worry merging will mean losing local control.

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New Jersey News

Why Students ... and Teachers Aren't All in Class by the First Day of School

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

On the first day of school at Weequahic High School in Newark just 300 of the school's 600 students showed up. And about 30 classrooms throughout the district did not have a teacher. The district still hasn't hired those positions. 

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New Jersey News

68% of Newark High School Students Chronic to Severely-Chronically Absent

Thursday, September 05, 2013

WNYC

The average student in New Jersey’s largest city was absent more than 15 days last year, according to a new report by Newark Public Schools.

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Schoolbook

Ripple Effects from School Bus Strike May Affect Start of School

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

When school resumes next week there will be several hundred fewer school bus routes, according to sources representing the largest 20 school bus companies. This comes after a court injunction ordered companies to restore pay cuts enacted after a month-long strike by drivers and matrons.

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