New Jersey

September 20, 2018

GOV. MURPHY LOOKING TO PHASE OUT PARCC TESTING

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he wants to phase out the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams, known as the PARCC tests. Murphy wants to drop from six to two the number of PARCC tests required in high school. His administration has significantly reduced the percentage of weight used by …

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September 19, 2018

NORTH WILDWOOD AND LOWER TOWNSHIP GETTING STATE AID FOR PRE-SCHOOL

On Tuesday Gov. Phil Murphy revealed the more than two dozen New Jersey school districts to receive the millions of dollars in new funding to expand pre-K programs. Lower Township is getting $1.7 million and North Wildwood City $327,078 of the $20.6 million in Preschool Education Expansion Aid the governor is spreading across 31 districts for …

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September 19, 2018

LEGAL WEED BILL READY TO CYCLE THROUGH N.J. LEGISLATURE

New Jersey lawmakers have written a bill to legalize marijuana and lay the foundation for a commercial weed industry in New Jersey. The details of the legislation were revealed by NJ Advance Media. The bill’s provisions call for what could be the lowest marijuana taxes in the nation, weed delivery and legalized possession and personal use …

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September 19, 2018

ATLANTIC, OCEAN COUNTY MEN AMONG 24 ARRESTED FOR LURING UNDERAGE CHILDREN FOR SEX

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Tuesday that 24 men were arrested in early September for attempting to lure teenage boys and girls for sexual activity. A multi-agency undercover sting called “Operation Open House” caught the child predators, who used social media to contact teens and children for sex. Among the arrests were …

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