New Jersey Department Of Education

Students take the computer-based PARCC test at a New Jersey school. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: N.J. Education Chief Says Controversial Exam Is Good For Students

Some New Jersey parents have come out so strongly against a new computer-based math and language arts test that they have refused to allow their children to take the exam – but state education officials have rushed to its defense.

02/10/2015

Students take the computer-based PARCC test at a New Jersey school. (Credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Parents Say Their Kids Won’t Be Taking New PARCC Proficiency Exam

A math and language arts test has been causing controversy in the state of New Jersey, with some parents refusing to allow their kids even to take the exam.

01/29/2015

Ras Baraka

Newark Mayor Pens Letter To President Regarding State Of School District

Newark’s Mayor is asking for the Commander in Chief to weigh in on how to fix New Jersey’s largest school district.

10/16/2014

Bullying (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Report Shows Drop In School Bullying Incidents

The report released by New Jersey’s Department of Education found the number of school bullying investigations declined by nearly 40 percent in the 2012-13 school year.

12/06/2013

A teacher asks her students a question. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

N.J. DOE Proposes Setting Academic Bar Higher For Would-Be Teachers

The Department of Education is considering requiring prospective teachers to achieve at least a B average in college before they can get state certification. The new 3.0 grade-point requirement would represent a slight increase from the current 2.75.

06/17/2013

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Woodbridge Teachers, Principals Punished In Cheating Scandal

Two elementary school principals and three teachers in Woodbridge have been suspended with pay after state investigators said they helped students or encouraged cheating on standardized tests last year and in 2010.

08/29/2012