Hit the snooze button: States debate later high school start times

BY: - September 14, 2023

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

BY: - September 7, 2023

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

BY: - August 30, 2023

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

BY: - August 30, 2023

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

BY: - August 23, 2023

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

BY: - August 23, 2023

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

BY: and - August 21, 2023

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

BY: - August 17, 2023

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

BY: - August 16, 2023

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

BY: - August 7, 2023

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

BY: - August 4, 2023

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

BY: - August 3, 2023

The narrow vote approving the new rules came after hours of deliberation, including some behind closed doors.