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Helping his daddy shovel with a much smaller shovel!!!
Michael of Lynbrook, L.I. (Credit: Jennifer Ciano Morgan)

Spring Breaks May Be Cut Short With Snow Days Stacking Up

The Paterson, N.J. school district set aside five days and have already used four. The district could opt to add school days at the end of June or take away some of the scheduled days off in April if they go over five snow days.

02/07/2014

Gov. Chris Christie with officials at the Statehouse in Trenton - Jan. 17, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Appoints Gun Violence Task Force As Forum Held In Ewing

The way Gov. Christie sees it, guns are just one piece of the puzzle, a very complicated puzzle, and that’s why he has assembled the task force of experts to study the root causes of violence in New Jersey.

01/18/2013

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New Jersey Plans Surprise School Security Inspections

The state requires schools to hold a lockdown drill as well as a shooting drill twice per year.

01/17/2013

Gov. Chris Christie attends bill signing - Middlesex, NJ - Aug 6, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Signs N.J. Teacher Tenure Overhaul

At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.

08/06/2012

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Hundreds Of NJ School Board Members Fail To Complete Background Checks

More than 350 local school board members in New Jersey face losing their jobs or even going to jail for not completing a criminal background check required under a new law.

01/06/2012

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Summit Considers Ban On Posting Photos Of Schoolchildren Online

Not every parent wants a picture or video of their child or children posted online.

06/20/2011

FILE - A voting booth in Fort Lee, NJ (Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

New Jersey Voters Deciding On School Budgets Today

Unlike in other states, voters get a direct say on their taxes to pay for schools. They’ll also vote on school board candidates.

04/27/2011

Parsippany High School - Parsippany, NJ - File / Photo: Parsippany-Troy Hills School District

New Jersey Reverses Course, Approves Parsippany Superintendent’s Contract

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie singled out this superintendent’s contract as a “poster boy” for greed, but now the state has approved it.

04/01/2011

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Gov. Christie Considering School Bus Ads Bill

New Jersey’s cash-strapped public school districts may soon be able to raise money by soliciting school bus advertising.

11/28/2010

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Survey: 80% Of NJ Schools May Have Fewer Teachers

Students in New Jersey might find fewer teachers and larger classes when they return to school in a few weeks.

08/10/2010