TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Education approved 23 new charter school applications today. This marks the largest number of charter schools approved in an application cycle since the Charter School Program Act was signed into law in 1995.
TRENTON — Data released by the Department of Education today shows the majority of charters in urban areas last year outperformed other public schools in their host districts on required standardized testing. However, many of the charter schools still performed below state average.
STATE – A new statewide poll shows that less than half of New Jersey voters approve of President Barack Obama. Sen. Bob Menendez has similar numbers, but had more support than six potential Republican challengers that may face him in the 2012 election.
STATE – New Jersey residents can expect a wintry mix of precipitation tonight through tomorrow morning.
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection is providing New Jersey’s municipalities and counties $13 million in grants to assist local recycling efforts, Commissioner Bob Martin announced Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) has been appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
STATE – To benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), The Provident Bank will once again host a “Deposit $1 of Hope” fundraising drive at each of its 80 plus branches. The fundraiser begins Friday, Jan. 14 and will run through Monday, Feb. 28.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court has called for more evidence of how state education spending cuts have affected public schools before ruling on a challenge to school funding.
TRENTON– Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas — one that might enter your home without your knowledge and which could cause cancer. During January, which is National Radon Action Month, the Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging all homeowners in New Jersey to check for radon exposure via a simple test.
by James Devine LINDEN — Mayor Richard Gerbounka’s call for a boycott of the ShopRite store in Aviation Plaza is “unfair and uncalled for” according to store owners but it should be more disconcerting to taxpayers. Gerbounka said he plans…