Hit the snooze button: States debate later high school start times
At least one New Jersey high school has approved a later start date, from 7:45 to 8:20 a.m., part of a trend to allow older students to sleep longer.
Advocates call on New Jersey lawmakers to make school meals free for all students
About 26,000 more students became eligible for the free and reduced meals program when the new school year started.
State-appointed monitor to oversee troubled New Jersey City University
Attorney Henry Amoroso will oversee all fiscal operations, budgeting, and staffing at troubled New Jersey City University.
Campus food pantries are seeing greater demand — and more state dollars
The number of food pantries on U.S. college campuses has ballooned from 80 to around 800 in the past decade.
Public school bathrooms will have free menstrual products under new law
Under a new law, New Jersey public school districts with girls in grades 6 to 12 must stock bathrooms with free menstrual hygiene products.
New Jersey’s ‘back to school’ sales tax holiday begins Saturday
The state will waive its 6.625% sales tax on school supplies, including computers, for 10 days starting on Aug. 26.
LGBTQ community celebrates court’s halt of parental notification policies
A judge has forbidden three New Jersey school districts from implementing parental notification policies the state says are discriminatory.
New law halts state aid cuts at some regional school districts
The new law exempts some regional school districts from state aid cuts that Freehold Regional school officials blamed for their slashed transportation budget.
Nearly half the states now allow in-state tuition for immigrant students
Critics of the in-state tuition changes argue states are facing an influx of immigrants and already are stretched thin to pay for needed housing and services.
New Jersey issues grants for school regionalization studies
The grants will fund studies exploring cost-cutting mergers in four mostly rural school districts, furthering a long-sought goal.
Top Democrats rebuke N.J. school board over equity rules
Senate President Nicholas Scutari, right, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the board needs to coordinate with lawmakers and parents.
New Jersey school board OKs new equity rules slammed by critics
The narrow vote approving the new rules came after hours of deliberation, including some behind closed doors.