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This is Why School Buses Weren't Picking Up Some Students in Newark

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday and phone calls started pouring into Newark Public Schools' central office.

Parents and guardians of special education students wanted to know where their children’s buses were.

“There were many children left at the doorstep,” said school board Chair Josephine Garcia at a business meeting on Dec. 11.

State Supreme Court Denies Newark Parents' Appeal of Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Supreme Court denied hearing an appeal from a group of Newark parents that challenged state law which requires newer teachers be laid off before more senior - and likely - tenured ones. 

MORE: Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

The lawsuit was filed by six parents for their children who attend ...

Rutgers Report Views Online Classes As the Future

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University.

Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures.

Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college courses, about one-third of all the students taking high education classes, Richard Novak, Rutgers ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Dec. 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated ...

Rutgers Faculty, Students Protest Pay Inequity, Lack of Contract

NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100 Rutgers faculty members and students protested outside the university Board of Governors meeting Thursday and spoke out during the meeting demanding equal pay for instructors on the three campuses in Newark, Camden and New Brunswick.

Currently, faculty at the Newark campus are paid 10 percent less than those at the main campus in New Brunswick, and the Camden ...

NJ Charter School Advocates Call For Changes in Funding, Autonomy

TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education Wednesday to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer funding.

The rally comes as officials from the DOE wrap up a tour of New Jersey to hear ...

Spotlight on the Interim Chancellor at Rutgers - New Brunswick - Part 2

NEW BRUNSWICK - TAPIntoNewBrunswick recently met Interim Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy at his office in the Old Queens administration building for a free-ranging interview. Molloy talked about the need for Rutgers University to sell its story to prospective students, to bring more capital improvements to campus and his long-term plans. 

Below is the second and final excerpt of the ...

5 Major Issues Newark Public Schools Inherited From State-Controlled Leadership

NEWARK, NJ -  There are five major fines, lawsuits and federal investigations from previous administrations that could soon drain millions of dollars from the school district’s budget, according to Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León.

One fine alone that has gone unpaid for three years could cost $48 million -- at a minimum.

León recently outlined the ...

Spotlight on the Interim Chancellor at Rutgers - Part One

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – On July 25, Christopher J. Molloy was named interim chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In making the announcement, Rutgers President Robert Barchisaid Molloy was the obvious choice, as he “knows what it is to be a student, a faculty member and a dean at Rutgers-New Brunswick and a senior administrator at the university.”

Since ...

Rutgers Law School in Camden Gets Boost from Archer Law

CAMDEN, NJ— A gift from a local law firm will help students in the Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School in Camden learn inside and outside of the classroom, helping to continue to promote diversity in the legal field.

The Haddonfield-based firm Archer Law has pledged $100,000 over five years to support new initiatives that include offering a first-year student scholarship ...


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