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Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Nominates Education Chief

Christopher Cerf praised New Jersey’s education system but says the gap between students of economic privilege and those born into poverty remains “a shameful problem.”

12/20/2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Report: Christie To Nominate NJ Education Chief

The Education Department has been led by an acting commissioner since Christie fired Bret Schundler in August after the state lost $400 million in federal education aid.

12/17/2010

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

Poll: Despite Ed. Grant Debacle, Most Approve Of Christie

The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Press Media poll out Tuesday finds Christie’s job approval rating at 45 percent among residents. Thirty-eight percent disapprove of the job he’s doing.

09/21/2010

N.J. Likely To Receive Education Jobs Grant

New Jersey is taking another crack at bringing home federal education funding.

09/10/2010

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Panel Asks NJ Officials About Failed Education Grant

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Education officials say a clerical error alone doesn’t explain why New Jersey finished just out of the money on a $400 million education grant.     They say the state also lost […]

09/07/2010

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Fired N.J. Ed Commissioner Wants Apology

A week after he was fired, New Jersey’s former education commissioner says he isn’t considering taking legal action over his termination.

09/03/2010

(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Ex-NJ Education Chief: Christie ‘Defamed’ Me

Christie fired Bret Schundler last week after the discovery of a mistake on an application that may have cost the state a $400 million federal education grant.

09/01/2010

NJ Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Christie Defends Decision To Axe Education Commish

The Governor said his decision was based on business, and that Schundler’s dismissal came not because he made the mistake on the “Race to the Top” grant, but because he lied.

08/31/2010

(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Schundler On NJ Grant Mistake: ‘This Was My Error’

New Jersey’s fired education commissioner said Monday he’s learned he made a mistake that might have cost the state a $400 million federal education grant.

08/30/2010

(AP Photo/Marko Georgiev)

Gov. Christie Fires N.J. Education Commissioner

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sacked his education commissioner Friday in an embarrassing fiasco — complete with video tapes — that cost the state $400 million.

08/27/2010